Buzzy Remarkable Liquids Expands in New York, Grows Import Arm
FILED JULY 30, 2014 Two-year-old, Albany-based Remarkable Liquids announced recently they'd augment service in New York City starting this week. It's part of the growing trend of boutique distributors expanding service offerings, despite sizable startup costs. Read More
Hot Regional Brewery Alert: 21st Amendment Brands, New Markets Rip
FILED JULY 29, 2014 Here's a big, bold prediction for ya: 21st Amendment Brewery should be the next fast-growing regional craft brewer to majorly capture the attention of consumers and distributors alike, tearing up the ranks of top craft producers for the next couple of years, at least as much as capacity can handle. You know, the Ninkasi and Founders model. Read More
U.S. Craft up 18% at Halfyear; Breweries Hit 3,040, Almost 2,000 More Planned
FILED JULY 28, 2014 Small and independent craft brewers enjoyed continued growth in the first half of 2014, according to new mid-year data just released by the Brewers Association. One of the big headlines: American craft beer production volume increased 18% during the first half of the year. Read More
Bigfoot Beverages Settles with Hop Valley, Terms Undisclosed
FILED JULY 25, 2014 Earlier this month, BBD reported on a suit between Eugene-based specialty distributor Bigfoot Beverages and local brewer Hop Valley. The Register Guard had reported that Bigfoot filed suit against supplier Hop Valley Brewing Co. for $5.5 million, as the fast-growing, 12,000 barrel brewer was attempting to move to Portland-based Columbia Distributing. Read More
Steve Almaraz Joins Reyes as Craft Category Development Director
FILED JULY 24, 2014 Reyes Beverage Group is appointing Firestone Walker alum Steve Almaraz as Craft Category Development Director, effective August 11. The new position will focus on improving the company's capabilities against craft beer sales. Read More
Stone Tweaks Crowd Participation Campaign
FILED JULY 23, 2014 Saturday we reported on Stone Brewing Co. plans to open a $25 million facility in Berlin as early as late 2015 at a former gasworks plant [see CBD 07-19-2014 ]. The crowd-participation component has proven very attractive to press in recent days. Recall that the brewery also announced an Indiegogo campaign, through which fans can buy collaboration beers to be brewed in Berlin once the facility is operational. Read More
Left Hand Returning to Iowa with Johnson Brothers
FILED JULY 22, 2014 Left Hand Brewing Company has announced their return to the Iowa market in early August with Johnson Brothers of Iowa. Shmaltz and Deschutes are among the brewers that have chosen to go with the primarily wine and spirits house in the distributor's areas of operation. Read More
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