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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...
04/27/2015
Starr Hill Brewery has rolled out new label artwork and new packaging designs after its redsigned logo was introduced in March. Clean, bold logos and eye-catching artwork are a huge part of a beer's shelf appeal. This redesign helps Starr Hill modernize and update its venerable brand.   Here is the release from Starr Hill:   Starr Hill Brewery is...
04/24/2015
Kona Brewing Company has announced it will invest $15 million to expand its brewing operations in Hawaii. This announcement rapidly follows fellow Craft Brew Alliance member Widmer Brother Brewing's expansion plans, announced in mid-April (Redhook Brewery is also in the CBA). The new 30,000 square-foot brewery will increase Kona's production to...
04/23/2015
The irrepressible BrewDog owners James Watt and Martin Dickie are back with a fourth Equity Punk offering in an effort to raise £25 million ($37.5 million). Given the success of the brand and the company’s dramatic jump in revenues after a recent increase in beer production and BrewDog bars, it will be interesting to see what kind of response the...
04/22/2015
The Beer Connoisseur® magazine has relaunched its website, which now features a one-of-a-kind online review for beer enthusiasts. The print magazine has established a reputation for editorial excellence and what many regard as the most respected beer review in the independent media. The Popular Review is an opportunity for readers to participate...
04/22/2015
New Belgium Brewing Company will begin distribution in Pennsylvania, its 39th state, later this year. See the full press release below:                                         New Belgium Brewing is Coming to Pennsylvania State set to open on August 31, 2015 with 12 distributors signed on   Ft. Collins, Colo., April 21, 2015 – New Belgium Brewing...
04/21/2015
Stone Brewing Co. has released its new Ruination 2.0 Double IPA, an updated version of the retired original Ruination IPA. Ruination was renowned for its mouth-puckering bitterness and this rendition of the brew features more hop varietals -- Citra, Simcoe and Azacca -- and even more bitterness than its predecessor. Here is the release from Stone...
04/20/2015
The Craft Brewers Conference concluded its visit to Portland with attendance reaching more than 11,500. Here is the summary release from the Brewers Association: Boulder, CO • April 17, 2015—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing America's small and independent craft brewers—has concluded the 32th edition of the ...

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