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Sun King Opens New Fishers Tasting Room

Sun King Brewery celebrated the opening of the new Tap Room and Small-Batch Brewery on 96th Street in Fishers today. The new location will create new and unique specialty craft beers and offer patrons the opportunity to sample and enjoy Fresh•Local•Beer on site, as well as for carry out.

Heavy Seas Releases New World Saison

Heavy Seas Beer is pleased to introduce the fourth beer in its draft-only program, the Desert Island Series. This program features “one-off” releases of beers designed by individual members of the Heavy Seas brewing team.

Anchor to Sell BrewDog Distribution Rights

Anchor to Sell BrewDog Distribution Rights

While preparing to build out its first large-scale production facility on American soil, the Scottish craft beer stalwart BrewDog is also working out plans to retake control of its U.S. distribution. Anchor Brewing, which has imported the BrewDog brand since 2010, has agreed to sell back the company’s distribution rights for an undisclosed sum, Anchor CEO and co-owner Keith Greggor told Brewbound.

Harpoon Introduces New ‘Nordic Saison’ Collaboration

Harpoon is proud to introduce the 54th installment of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series: Nordic Saison. Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing, Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing Company, and Jaime Schier of Harpoon Brewery created this effervescent golden Saison using local honey and cranberries, rosehips, yarrow, and heather flowers.

Deschutes Changes Bay Area Distributor

Deschutes Changes Bay Area Distributor

Deschutes Brewery today announced it has signed new distribution agreements with Horizon Beverage Company and Markstein Sales Company, for coverage throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. “We’re excited to be working with Horizon and Markstein in the East Bay, one of our vital ‘neighboring’ regions,” Chris Hudson, Deschutes’ western… Read more »

New MillerCoors Chief Terminates Top Executives

New MillerCoors Chief Terminates Top Executives

Talk about making an entrance. MillerCoors’ newly appointed interim CEO Gavin Hattersley — who currently serves as both the CFO of Molson Coors and replaced outgoing MillerCoors CEO Tom Long on Wednesday — had been in charge for just 24 hours when he told two of the company’s top executives to hit the bricks.

Alaskan Releases Imperial IPA

Alaskan Brewing is releasing its latest Pilot Series beer today, simply called Imperial IPA, that is dedicated to exploring and accentuating the unique and exciting hops of Yakima Valley growers. One hop grower and developer in particular is a common thread among two of the hops used in this new beer.

Left Hand Brewing Now Majority Owned by Employees

Left Hand Brewing Now Majority Owned by Employees

Even if you offered Eric Wallace $1 billion, he says, he wouldn’t sell Left Hand Brewing Company — the Longmont, Colo. craft brewery he co-founded in 1993 — to a private equity firm. Instead, he just entrusted more than half of it to his employees. That makes his semi-utopian business philosophy a bit more believable.

BrewDog’s Rob MacKay Becomes Master Cicerone

CHICAGO—The Cicerone® Certification Program today announced that Scotsman Rob MacKay became the tenth individual to earn the title of Master Cicerone. MacKay is the second European to earn the title, joining BrewDog co-founder James Watt. MacKay earned the certification through a series of exams culminating in two days of intense taste panels plus written and… Read more »

Left Hand Brewing Announces Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Left Hand Brewing Announces Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Colorado’s Left Hand Brewing will join a growing list of craft brewers opting to sell at least a portion of their companies back to employees. The Longmont-based craft brewery today announced it has finalized the repurchase of common shares from current stockholders and established an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).