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05/25/2015
Genesee Beer has introduced new packaging that reclaims the original Genesee Light name for the beer first introduced in 1978. In addition to the move away from Ginny Light, the new packaging reflects the trend by some brewers to bolder and less complicated labeling. The new packaging has generated a multitude of positive and some not-so-positive...
05/18/2015
SABMiller has announced it has purchased U.K. craft beer pioneer, Meantime Brewing Company. Taking a page from AB Inbev's playbook, Meantime will be the first craft brewery SABMiller has purchased outright since Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company in 1988. Here is the release from SABMiller:  SABMiller is to become the new owner of London-based...
05/15/2015
New Belgium Brewing has announced the next addition to its Lips of Faith series, Pear Ginger Beer, which can function as a cocktail mixer or a standalone beer. The 10 IBU, seven percent ABV offering is New Belgium’s first foray into the burgeoning beer cocktail field. See the full press release below:    MIX YOUR OWN ADVENTURE WITH NEW BELGIUM...
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...

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