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No-Li Brings Home International Brewing Medals

The winners of the 2015 Australian International Beer Festival were announced and No-Li brought two new medals back to Spokane. Mosh Pit Tart Cherry and Rise & Grind were recognized for their creativity and quality in brewing – landing No-Li their 15th and 16th international awards.

Hydro Flask Set to Break Ground on New Bend Headquarters

Hydro Flask—the award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel flasks—is excited to announce plans for a new state-of-the-art headquarters facility in Bend, Oregon. After two years in its current Northwest Crossing location, the company’s continued growth has spurred the need for a larger space and an elevated office design that will support the brand’s outdoor-loving culture.

Anchor Brewing Launches ‘Drink Steam’ Initiative

Anchor Brewing Company announces its “Drink Steam” initiative, which introduces a package evolution and kicks off in San Francisco with events, print, digital and out-of-home showcasing curated photography and storytelling focused on craftsmanship and culture. “Drink Steam” is an invitation to try America’s First Craft Beer.

Two Beers Releases Day Hike Summer Session Ale

Brewed as the perfect outdoor beverage companion, Two Beers Brewing’s Day Hike Summer Session Ale is hitting shelves throughout the Pacific Northwest just in time for summer! Kicking things off with an effervescent aroma of lemon zest, this summer session ale is light and crisp, perfect for warm weather and outdoor adventures.

IRI: Craft Up More Than 20 Percent Through Mid-May

IRI: Craft Up More Than 20 Percent Through Mid-May

Across IRI multi-outlet and convenience channel (MULC) sales data — which comprises grocery, drug, club, dollar, mass-merchandiser (including Walmart) and military stores — total beer dollar sales are up 4.2 percent through May 17. Both the craft and cider categories are experiencing the most dramatic improvements, however, as cider’s dollar sales rose by 39.5 percent. Dollar sales for import beer brands are also up 10.4 percent.

Beer Institute Appoints New Chief Economist, Federal Affairs Director

Beer Institute Appoints New Chief Economist, Federal Affairs Director

The Beer Institute, a Washington D.C.-based lobbying group that represents the interests of domestic and international brewers, today announced a pair of key new hires. The group has hired former MillerCoors research analyst Michael Uhrich as its new chief economist. Also joining the BI as the group’s new director of federal affairs is Joe Heaton, who has spent more than a decade on Capitol Hill and most recently served as Rep. Jon Runyan’s (NJ) deputy chief of staff.

Widmer Brothers Brewing’s ‘100 Days of Hefe’ Returns to Portland this Summer

Widmer Brothers Brewing will be giving away a bike every day for 100 days in the Portland area this summer as part of the brewery’s second “100 Days of Hefe” event series. Once again Widmer Brothers has planned more than 100 local events from the end of May through Labor Day Weekend celebrating the brewery’s flagship beer, Hefe, and giving fans multiple opportunities to meet members of the brewing team and brewery co-founders Kurt and Rob Widmer throughout the summer.