Boulevard Brewing Founder to Speak at Dec. 4 Brewbound Session


Brewbound is pleased to announce its first speaker for the upcoming Winter Brewbound Session, being held in San Diego on Thursday Dec. 4: Boulevard Brewing founder, John McDonald.

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Sweetwater Names Mississippi Distribution Partners


Sweetwater Brewing will distribute throughout Mississippi beginning in September after signing agreements with four Anheuser-Busch wholesalers in the state. The addition of Mississippi will expand the brewery’s footprint to 10 states as well as Washington D.C.

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Boulevard Expands Distribution to New Jersey and Pennsylvania


For the first time since last May, Kansas City, Mo.-based Boulevard Brewing is expanding its distribution footprint. Boulevard, which was acquired by Belgian-based Duvel Moortgat last October, today announced it will expand into the greater Philadelphia area and New Jersey and has signed agreements with Muller Inc. in Philadelphia and Peerless Beverage Company in New Jersey.

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$1.9 Million and Counting: How Stone Brewed Up the Largest Brewery Crowdfunding Campaign Ever

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If there’s one skill that Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch has mastered, it’s the ability to grab headlines. So last month, when Stone unveiled plans to construct its new $25 million brewery in Berlin, it wasn’t all that surprising that Koch would kick off the ceremonial announcement by getting behind the controls of a forklift and dropping a giant boulder on a pile of “industrial” beers from around the world. But that wasn’t the stunt that earned Stone the attention.

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Fremont Brewing Embarks on Multi-Million Dollar Expansion


Fremont Brewing founder Matt Lincecum likens his company’s own creation narrative to the story of Stone Soup. In their version of the story, Lincecum – a thirsty entrepreneur with just $10,000 in the bank – sets out convince a well-known real estate developer to lease space to his startup craft brewery in the middle of a recession.

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Distribution Roundup: Lagunitas Enters Louisiana, Starpoint Expands in North Carolina


After initially announcing it would begin distributing to the market this October, Lagunitas Brewing covertly waltzed into Louisiana earlier this week. According to Eater NOLA, the Avenue Pub sent out an email to its mailing list on Sunday afternoon that read, “Lagunitas will be here Monday. We were asked to keep it quiet.”

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Oskar Blues Expands Nitro, Adds Space in Longmont


Oskar Blues today announced the nationwide release of its latest innovation, a canned version of the company’s Old Chub Nitro. The Longmont, Colo.-based company originally debuted the beer, albeit with a slightly different recipe, at the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference, held this past April in Denver, Colo.

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Doing Business with Two Beers and a Cider

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For Joel VandenBrink, founder of both Seattle Cider Co. and Two Beers Brewery, running two markedly different businesses means developing two markedly different business strategies. Having just invested close to half a million dollars in an expansion that enabled it to triple capacity, Seattle Cider is getting set to open a second facility that will again significantly lift its production ceiling.

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Press Clips: Getting to Know the TTB’s Label Dictator; Brewers Manipulate Water


The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), as brewers well know, is responsible for approving all the beer labels that decorate retailers’ shelves across the country. The sexually charged double entendres, the gargoyles, they all need to be reviewed by the TTB before hitting the market. Or, more specifically, they need to be reviewed by Ken “Battle” Martin.

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Mintel: Sales of Craft Beer Could Eclipse $20 Billion in 2014

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Sales of craft and craft-style beer will likely eclipse $20 billion in 2014, according to a new report from market research firm Mintel. Of the $20.4 billion in craft sales that Mintel has predicted for this year, the firm believes more than 84 percent ($17.2 billion) will come from Brewers Association-defined craft brewers

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SweetWater Debuts New Glass Bottles


Five months after SweetWater Brewing began canning its beer, the Atlanta-based craft brewery is once again augmenting its packaging lineup. Beginning this week, Sweetwater will ship newly designed glass bottles, now embossed with the company’s logo and tagline, to its wholesalers.

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Brew Hub Grand Opening Set for September


It’s been nearly 18 months in the making, but Brew Hub is finally ready to open the doors to its Lakeland, Fla. brewery. The company has installed a 100-barrel brewhouse and is now taking its brewing and fermentation equipment for a test drive, Schoen told Brewbound.

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