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Woodchuck Launches Earth Week Challenge

Woodchuck® Hard Cider, one of the leading purveyors of handcrafted hard apple cider in the U.S., is proud to announce the sixth annual Earth Week campaign to support American Forests’® Global ReLeaf program and the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association.

Two Roads Releases Road Jam

After the harshest winter since, well, last winter, Two Roads is happy to announce that three beers meant for spring and summer are returning to accompany the long awaited warming temperatures.

Party with Portland Brewing During CBC 2015

To commemorate the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference being held in Portland for the first time in 15 years, Portland Brewing is hosting a week of fun events at its taproom. From April 13th through April 17th consumers get the chance to take part in the festivities. The Craft Brewers Conference, presented by the Brewers Association, is America’s largest brewing industry event. This year’s conference is expected to attract more than 12,000 industry professionals to the Portland area.

Columbia Distributing Signs Almanac and Crooked Stave

Columbia Distributing Signs Almanac and Crooked Stave

Columbia Distributing has bolstered its portfolio of craft offerings, signing agreements with two high-end beer makers from California and Colorado. he MillerCoors-aligned wholesaler, which operates branches in Oregon and Washington, today announced it has signed distribution agreements with Almanac Beer Co. and Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project for coverage throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Craft Brew Alliance Investing $10 Million on Widmer Brewery Expansion

Craft Brew Alliance Investing $10 Million on Widmer Brewery Expansion

Craft Brew Alliance today announced it would increase brewing capacity at its Widmer Brothers brewing facility in Portland, Ore. as part of a $10 million expansion project. In addition to adding 200,000 barrels of capacity and increasing total output to 750,000 barrels at its North Russell Street brewery, CBA said it would also complete a “significant brew house enhancement” and construct a new 10-barrel innovation brewery.

Chef David Chang and Budweiser Set Out in Search of America’s Best Burger

With its smooth taste and clean, crisp finish, Budweiser has long been known as the King of Beers, but now America’s No. 1 full-flavored lager is setting out to find the tastiest partner: a king of burgers. Budweiser has announced a national competition—with the help of award-winning culinary pioneer, Chef David Chang—to find the Bud & Burgers Champion through a coast-to-coast tour to find the best burger.

Crown Beverage Packaging to Sponsor 2015 Homefront IPA Release

For the second straight year, CROWN Beverage Packaging North America will help to make Memorial Day memorable in support of U.S. military armed services, veterans, and their families. The Company will be a national sponsor of Hops for Heroes’ 2015 Homefront IPA program and will donate cans, graphics work for can printing, and freight for shipping, so that the ten participating craft breweries can produce their own unique versions of Homefront IPA for mutual release parties, events and local accounts.

Deschutes Brewery Street Pub Launches National Tour on May 9

Deschutes Brewery is inviting the local community to check out its all-new Street Pub, setting up shop in the parking lot at its Bend, Oregon headquarters on Saturday, May 9. This ultimate block party will be the first appearance of the locally crafted 402-foot custom bar made from 4,296 feet of reclaimed white oak and 10,000 pounds of steel before it starts a journey around the United States.