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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
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...
07/14/2015
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...
07/10/2015
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...
07/08/2015
There's still time for one more round. Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream lives on with a newly announced "wild card" competition. The winner of this round will join four regional winners in a final round later this year in the contest dedicated to helping entrepreneurs. The wild card round is being hosted by Entrepreneur.com. The final round...
07/07/2015
Keep watch for the 2015 Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/ Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, a big name beer on all fronts that will be hitting stores this week. The beer is a collaboration between Stone CEO Greg Koch, Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Wil Wheaton and Fark.com creator Drew Curtis, who pooled their talents and resources to create...
07/06/2015
Shortly after formally announcing its Columbus, Ohio brewery, Scotland’s BrewDog is entering negotiations with Anchor Brewing Company to regain its U.S. distributing rights. Anchor Brewing has been the importer for BrewDog since 2010. Last week, BrewDog formally released details on it plans to built its 100,000 square foot brewery – taking up an...
07/06/2015
Alaskan Brewing has released Imperial IPA, the latest in its Pilot Series. The 8.5 percent Imperial IPA features seven hops with pale, light crystal and Munich malts. “Our Imperial IPA is a celebration of hops, and especially two hop varieties – Simcoe and Mosaic,” said Alaskan Quality Assurance Manager David Wilson. “Both hops have the same...
07/03/2015
Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing Company has announced its second cork-and-cage release, The Pit & The Pendulum. At a special industry-only tasting session in the brewery’s lab, Sweetwater brewers discussed the fruit/Brett beer that was brewed with over 900 pounds of puréed peaches. The beer is slated for release on July 22, with a special release...

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