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09/21/2015
Bell's Brewery announced today that it will ship its beer to Tennessee beginning in early November. Tenessee marks the 23rd state in the brewery's distribution network. Bell's, based out of Comstock, Michigan, is the nation's eighth-largest craft brewery, and is known for numerous popular and highly regarded brews such as Two-Hearted Ale, Oberon...
09/14/2015
Greg Koch, co-founder and beer evangelist at San Diego's Stone Brewing Company, has been promoted to Executive Chairman. Though this promotion will allow Koch to "focus on future direction and projects for Stone Brewing," it will remove him from the day-today operations of the business, something that he has been intimately involved with since the...
09/01/2015
NoDa Brewing Company has announced the opening of its second location just a mile away from the original brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Quadrupling its brewing capacity from 60 barrels to 240 barrels, the production facility will increase to 32,00 square feet. The new brewery is set to open on October 1. Here is the release from NoDa:...
08/20/2015
Colorado and North Carolina-based Oskar Blues Brewery continued expanding its reach by adding Arkansas and West Virginia to its distribution network. The brewery, famed for exemplary and exploratory beers such as Dale's Pale Ale, Mama's Little Yella Pils and Pinner, recently announced a new year-round IPA, showing the brewery is still very much in...
07/29/2015
The Brewers Association has released its mid-year report on the state of craft brewing, and once again, the numbers are good for craft.  The number of barrels sold in the first half of 2015 rose to 12.2 million, a 16 percent increase from the 10.6 million barrels in 2014. As of June 30, there were 3,739 operating craft breweries in the U.S. with...
07/15/2015
Sweetwater Brewing Company, which last year sold a significant minority stake to TSG Consumer Partners, has changed its executive structure. Promoting from within, majority owner Freddy Bensch has named Kim Jones as the CEO. Former Molson Coors Brewing Company executive Bill Waters has been named to replace Jones as the chief financial officer....
07/14/2015
Craft breweries continue to expand their footprints. Despite recent disputes among craft distributors and brewers in Texas, Ninkasi Brewing Company has announced its foray into the Lone Star State, marking the farthest reach from its home state of Oregon. Devils Backbone Brewery of Virginia is moving into neighboring North Carolina, it's third...
07/14/2015
This year’s Great American Beer Festival will be expanded by 11,000 tickets and 90,000 square feet in the festival hall at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. A maximum of 60,000 attendees will have the opportunity to sample 3,500 beers from more than 800 breweries at the largest beer festival in the U.S. Tickets go on sale July 29 at...
07/10/2015
Carlsberg has joined the growing list of companies purchasing .beer top-level domains, securing over 150 in a deal with Minds + Machines, which owns the rights to sell specific .beer domains. Brand names such as baltika.beer and kronenbourg.beer were among the chosen, as well as generic terms including football.beer and quality.beer. "As one of...
07/09/2015
Breckenridge Brewery and Colorado bluegrass-rockers Leftover Salmon are celebrating their respective 25th anniversaries with a collaboration beer – Silver Salmon. The beer will be an IPL, or India Pale Lager, brewed with Vienna malt and oats to add flavor depth and a smoother mouthfeel. As for the music, Leftover Salmon has culled 25 of their best...

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