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Mark Anthony Brands Introduces White Claw Hard Seltzer

Just in time for warmer weather, get ready for this summer’s most sought-after drink that embraces the healthy lifestyle with the launch of White Claw Hard Seltzer. White Claw Hard Seltzer brings the simplicity that is seltzer water, along with a spike of alcohol and a hint of natural fruit flavor, to create a refreshing low calorie seltzer drink with no artificial ingredients.

Saint Benjamin Brewing Company Debuts ‘Baxter’s Best ESB’

On Wednesday, June 21 conservation-minded local craft brewers Saint Benjamin Brewing Company will celebrate the fifth year of the Philadelphia Water’s Green City, Clean Waters program with the debut of Baxter’s Best, a dark ESB crafted from Philadelphia’s own tap water.

Last Call: Barnes & Noble Bets on Beer; Russian River Closes Escrow

Last Call: Barnes & Noble Bets on Beer; Russian River Closes Escrow

In this week’s edition of Last Call: Barnes & Noble, the last remaining big box bookstore chain in the U.S., is turning to food and beverage — including beer — to boost sales; Russian River Brewing Company closes escrow on a 15 acre property, located in Sonoma County, where it plans to build an 85,000 sq. ft. brewery and restaurant.

Ska Brewing Expands Distribution to Utah

Ska Brewing lovers can now pick up the award winning beers locally after 21 years of only being able to buy directly from its neighbors to the east.

For the 28th Year, Rogue Ales Releases American Amber Ale

Rogue Ales raises a fist for America with the 28th annual release of American Amber Ale, a beer dedicated to the Revolution and the second-ever beer created by Rogue’s brewmaster John Maier.

MobCraft Beer and River City Distributing Release Collaborative Rhubarb IPA

It’s pretty rare for a Distribution company and a Brewery to collaborate on a beer, but MobCraft Beer and River City Distributing have come together to bring you Rhubarb IPA: A beer celebrating rhubarb, Wisconsin’s delicious early crop harvest, paired with hops to create a refreshing summer IPA.

Craft Beer Sales Continue to Slow as California Surpasses 700 Breweries

Craft Beer Sales Continue to Slow as California Surpasses 700 Breweries

Sales of craft beer are still slowing, according to the latest data from market research firm IRI Worldwide. Craft volume sales across the firm’s measured multi-outlet and convenience channels (MULC — which comprise grocery, drug, club, dollar, mass-merchandiser, Walmart and military stores), are up just 6.2 percent year-to-date through June 12. And over the latest four-week period, also ending June 12, volume gains are even slower — craft sales are up just 5 percent.

Iron Hill Brewery’s ‘The Cannibal’ Returns on June 30

On Thursday, June 30, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will release The Cannibal™ Belgian-style golden ale, in cans – perfect for the dog days of summer. This complex, award-winning beer will be available in four-packs of 16-oz. cans at all Iron Hill locations, and is a popular favorite that pairs perfectly with barbecue, grilled foods and other summertime staples.

Laurelwood Brewing Sponsors Portland Pickles Baseball Team

Laurelwood Brewing Co. has announced its official sponsorship of the local Great West League baseball team, Portland Pickles, for their inaugural season. As part of the partnership, the brewery has released a limited-run Portland Pickles Pale Ale.

Saint Arnold Brewing Releases Bishop’s Barrel No. 14

Pubs and restaurants throughout Texas and Louisiana have begun to receive shipments of Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 14 brewed by Saint Arnold Brewing Co. (www.saintarnold.com), the oldest craft brewery in Texas. It is a русский императорский стаут с кофе (russkiy imperatorskiy staut s kofe) which in Russian means, “Russian Imperial Stout with coffee.”

Seattle Cider Company Releases City Fruit Cider as Whole Foods Exclusive

Seattle Cider Company, Whole Foods Market and City Fruit are excited to announce the release of City Fruit cider exclusively at Whole Foods Market. Hitting shelves at all six Seattle-area locations on June 29, this one of a kind cider was created by Seattle Cider Company in collaboration with local non-profit City Fruit – dedicated to feeding thousands of local families through stewarding, harvesting, and donating fruit from Seattle’s urban canopy.

Mazama Brewing Releases Rasplendent American-Style Fruit Beer

Mazama Brewing Co. announces the release of their summer seasonal Rasplendent in 22oz. bottles. Rasplendent is Mazama Brewing’s award-winning American style fruit beer featuring Oregon-grown raspberries and Organic Hibiscus.

AleSmith Brewing Signs with Powers Distributing for Distribution in Metro Detroit

Brews from one of Southern California’s most awarded breweries will hit Oakland and Macomb counties’ store shelves just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Co. is partnering with Powers Distributing to bring its core brews to metro Detroit.