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05/14/2015
The first quarter results from the two largest brewers in the U.S. confirm the ongoing strategy for how the bigger brewers continue to respond to competition from the smaller, independent brewers in the craft segment. Despite declining volume of overall beer sales in the U.S. market and craft brewers gaining a larger share, MillerCoors and...
05/13/2015
Oregon's 10 Barrel Brewing Company has announced that it will begin selling selected products in Boulder and Denver. Both on-premise and grocery store sales are in the works with further expansion throughout the state planned as well. “The plan is that once we get a presence in the Denver market, to go through the whole state,” 10 Barrel brewery...
05/12/2015
After acquiring Seattle-based Elysian Brewing Company in January, Anheuser-Busch began transferring distribution rights for the brand to its network of distributors, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. But the plan hit a snag in New Jersey, where Elysian’s current distributor Hunterdon Brewing Company rebuffed AB's fair market...
05/07/2015
The expanded San Francisco brewery increases its capacity for production from 15,000 barrels to 90,000. The expanded brewery's debut project will be its first canned offering, Baby Daddy Session IPA, on July 4. Another San Francisco brewery, 21st Amendment, announced last year that they will cease contract brewing operations in Cold Spring,...
05/06/2015
The Radeberger Gruppe USA has announced the U.S. launch of Clausthaler Amber Dry Hopped, the first dry-hopped non-alcoholic beer. The announcement marks another effort to produce more flavorful beer from an arm of the industry not typically associated with it. This beer is also the first unfiltered non-alcoholic beer, and the first to use Cascade...
05/05/2015
The 11th annual festival held in Portland, Oregon showcases over 50 beers and ciders in an attempt to highlight brewing as a sustainable practice. The drinks on tap are made from all-organic ingredients, with some breweries exclusively organic and the rest brewing a one-off all-organic brew specifically for the festival. The festival will be held...
05/04/2015
Indiana Governor Mike Pence has signed Senate Bill 297 into law, allowing microbreweries in the state to sell up to 90,000 barrels a year while maintaining the ability to operate a tasting room or restaurant. Effective July 1, the law is an improvement for breweries like Sun King and 3 Floyds, which were limited to just 30,000 barrels a year of in...
05/01/2015
A California consumer has filed a class action suit against MillerCoors for deceptive trade practices in the marketing of Blue Moon. A resident of San Diego, Evan Parent’s suit alleges that MillerCoors misrepresented and failed “to disclose material facts on Blue Moon bottles, cans, packaging, and associated advertising…when it knew or should have...
04/29/2015
Anheuser-Busch has apologized for a highly insensitive scroll message found on some of its Bud Light bottles. The message found on the bottom of the label reads, "The perfect beer for removing 'no' from your vocabulary for the night." Social media erupted with angry demands for the removal of the offensive slogan, which seemed completely tone-deaf...
04/28/2015
Brooklyn Brewery will partner with Norwegian brewery E.C. Dahls, owned by the Carlsberg Group to build a new expansion brewery and restaurant in Trondheim, Norway in 2016. This is Brooklyn Brewery’s second collaboration with Carlsberg, after teaming up to build the New Carnegie Brewery, a craft brewery in Stockholm, last year. See the full post...

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