Alcoholic Beverages

Japan’s Asahi Swallows AB InBev’s Eastern European Beer Brands for $7.8bn

13 Dec 2016 --- Anheuser-Busch InBev is to sell a number of Eastern European beer brands to Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings for €7.3 billion ($7.8bn), as it looks to ease completion concerns over its $100bn takeover of SABMiller. The brands being offloaded by the Budweiser maker are its businesses previously owned by SABMiller in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania and include flagship Czech brand Pilsner Urquell, another Czech brand Kozel, and the Hungarian brand Dreier.

Crabbie’s Extends Rugby Partnership Deals

09 Nov 2016 ---  Crabbie’s has announced that it has become the Official Ginger Beer of Welsh Rugby in a new partnership deal with the Ospreys, Scarlets, Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons and the Welsh Rugby Union.

Sainsbury’s £1 Million Funding to Fight Food Waste

09 Nov 2016 --- Sainsbury’s is ramping up its fight against food waste by unveiling significant funding for British towns and cities to drastically cut the amount of food that gets dumped across UK households. 

Empire Brewing Company Begins Distribution To China

03 Nov 2016 ---  Empire Brewing Company’s first shipment of their craft beer has made it to China. After a 4 week journey, Slo Mo IPA and White Aphro Belgian-Style Wit Ale have made it to Panda Brew in Beijing. CenterState CEO, an independent economic development strategist and chamber of commerce in Syracuse, New York, made a trip to China in early 2015 with various community partners

Indians Get a Taste for Scotch Whiskey as Imports Surge

03 Nov 2016 --- Indians are savoring Scotch whiskey as trade in exports have skyrocketed 41 percent with the equivalent of 533 million bottles shipped overseas in the first half of 2016. 

Hooper’s Dandelion And Burdock Available In Cans

03 Nov 2016 ---  British drinks brand Hooper’s has announced that its leading flavor, Dandelion and Burdock, will be available in a new can format. The company said the 250ml can has been designed to stand out on shelf, highlighting the provenance of its ingredients, including hand-picked English dandelions and burdock thistle roots.

Sterling Pig Releasing Big Gunz Double IPA On November 20

02 Nov 2016 ---  On Sunday, 11/20, at 11:20 a.m., owner Loic Barnieu and head brewer Brian McConnell will celebrate Sterling Pig Brewery’s one-year anniversary with a special party and bottle release of Big Gunz, their “dangerously drinkable” double IPA brewed with Horizon, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe and Citra hops.

Fort Collins Brewery Releases Gose IPA, Double Down

02 Nov 2016 ---  Laying it all on the line with a truly unique brew, Fort Collins Brewery (FCB) will release Double Down, a Gose IPA, on Thursday November 3rd. The brewery’s newest seasonal offering will be a great alternative to other late in the year releases.

Boston Beer Pays Tribute To David Ortiz With Release Of Big Hapi Double IPA

02 Nov 2016 ---  From one Boston icon to another, Samuel Adams will help Boston celebrate the remarkable career of Boston Red Sox all-star David Ortiz with an extremely limited release brew - Big Hapi - available only on Friday November 4th at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery.

Breckenridge Brewery Expands to Las Vegas

02 Nov 2016 ---  Breckenridge Brewery announced its expansion into Las Vegas, Nevada. With the help of Nevada Beverage, the brewery will make available a mix of core brands and small batch offerings. “Our strategy since opening our new Littleton brewery last year has been to supply much-needed beer to our existing distribution partners first.

Eddyline Brewery Releases Cans Of Eddyline Black Eddy IPA

02 Nov 2016 ---  Eddyline Brewery has launched a limited release Brewers Project 16 ounce 6 pack featuring Eddyline Black Eddy IPA, a very well-balanced flavorful IPA with a slight roasted malt taste and extremely smooth finish with an of ABV 7.5%.

Hi-Wire Brewing Reformulates Hi-Pitch IPA

01 Nov 2016 ---  Hi-Wire Brewing has revamped their Hi-Pitch India Pale Ale, calling it Hi-Pitch Mosaic India Pale Ale. The young brewery, only in its third year of production, understands the importance of staying relevant in an ever-changing and competitive craft beer market.

Mount Gay Releases Limited Edition XO Cask Strength

01 Nov 2016 ---  A portion of the sales from the Commemorative Edition will be donated to help preserve Barbados’ history. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Barbadian Independence, Mount Gay Distilleries, the makers of the world’s oldest rum which has been distilled, blended and bottled in Barbados since 1703, releases 3,000 bottles of XO Cask Strength, a limited-edition of its award-winning spirit XO.

Weyerbacher To Release Berry Mouths Belgian Tripel

01 Nov 2016 ---  On Tuesday, November 15th, Weyerbacher Brewing will be releasing Berry Monks, a limited release. Berry Monks is a variation on their classic Belgian Tripel, Merry Monks, brewed with cranberries, orange peel and ginger.

Blackwater Distilling Introduces Sloop Betty Caramel Vodka

01 Nov 2016 ---  Blackwater Distilling™, Inc Maryland’s oldest and most awarded craft distillery, announced the release of Sloop Betty Caramel Flavored Vodka, an all-natural caramel variant of the distillery’s award-winning Sloop Betty Vodka.

Berkshire Mountain Distillers And Samuel Adams Releasing Collaboration Whiskey After Four Years

01 Nov 2016 ---  Berkshire Mountain Distillers (BMD) announces the release of Two Lanterns American Whiskey, the highly anticipated whiskey that is the result of a groundbreaking four-year collaboration with Samuel Adams.

Susan For President: Koval Distillery Introduces New Line Of Products With Release Of Barreled Peach Brandy

31 Oct 2016 ---  Koval Distillery is thrilled to announce the release of Barreled Peach Brandy, the inaugural member of a new line of exceptional limited edition spirits named Susan for President. Distilled from organic peaches and aged in Koval Rye barrels, this spirit harkens to the golden sweetness of summer.

Dovetail Brewing Releases Seasonal Dunkelweizen

31 Oct 2016 ---  Chicago’s acclaimed local brewery, Dovetail Brewery (1800 W. Belle Plaine at Ravenswood in the North Center neighborhood), continues its mission of crafting outstanding seasonal beers with its release of the new Dunkelweizen.

Right Brain Brewery Launches Naughty Girl Mint Stout In Six-Packs

28 Oct 2016 ---  As the weather gets colder and some craft beer drinkers gravitate towards darker beers, Right Brain Brewery is happy to greet them with Naughty Girl Mint Stout six-packs. Naughty Girl Stout, previously available only in 22 oz bottles and on draft, takes inspiration from a well-known mint chocolate cookie, delivering complex chocolate notes with a cooling minty finish.

Bog Wild Cranberry Sour Released By Two Roads Brewing Company

28 Oct 2016 ---  Two Roads Brewing of Stratford, CT will release their newest beer in the “Road Less Traveled” series in early November. Named Bog Wild, the beer is a tart cranberry sour made with fresh cranberry juice and spices. Brewed using a mixed fermentation process including Lactic and Belgian yeast strains with two varietals of cranberries sourced from a local juicer-Bog Wild is an excellent addition to any holiday table.