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Teamsters: Survey Finds “Significant Disruption” in SoCal Coke Distribution

Teamsters: Survey Finds “Significant Disruption” in SoCal Coke Distribution

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters claimed Wednesday that strategic decisions made by Coca-Cola bottler and distributor Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling (RCCB) “have created significant disruption in the quality of service” for customers in Southern California, according to the results of a survey of over 100 retailers.

Gambrinus Ceases Brewing Operations at Bridgeport Brewing in Portland, Oregon

Gambrinus Ceases Brewing Operations at Bridgeport Brewing in Portland, Oregon

Add Bridgeport Brewing to a growing list of Portland, Oregon-based craft beer companies that has ceased brewing or taproom operations in recent months. In a Facebook post today, the craft beer brewery, which was purchased by Texas-based The Gambrinus Company in 1995, said it had ceased brewing operations as it prepares to close its brewpub on March 10.

IRI: Dry January Notwithstanding, US Beer Sales Grow in Early 2019

IRI: Dry January Notwithstanding, US Beer Sales Grow in Early 2019

Beer volume sales got off to a strong start during the first four weeks of 2019, growing 3.7 percent compared to last year, according to market research firm IRI. The Chicago-based retail data provider, which tracks sales at major off-premise retail chains, last week reported that year-to-date off-premise dollar sales for beer at multi-outlet and convenience (MULC) stores eclipsed $2.3 billion (+6.4 percent) during the period ending January 27.

The Next Major Craft Brewery Acquirer? It’s a Cannabis Company

The Next Major Craft Brewery Acquirer? It’s a Cannabis Company

Cannabiniers, the company behind the Two Roots line of CBD- and THC-infused non-alcoholic craft beers, is on the verge of becoming the next major craft brewery acquirer. On its quest to own 500,000 barrels of brewing capacity, the San Diego-based beverage, technology and brand management company has signed letters of intent to acquire four craft breweries, including a “top-20 privately held brewery based in California”

Report: Actual Brewing Founder Accused of Sexual Assault

Report: Actual Brewing Founder Accused of Sexual Assault

The founder of Columbus, Ohio-based Actual Brewing has been accused of multiple incidents of sexual misconduct by several former employees and beer industry professionals, according to the Columbus Alive, a weekly entertainment magazine and website operated by GateHouse Media’s Columbus Dispatch.

Craft Brew Alliance Appoints New Board Member

Craft Brew Alliance Appoints New Board Member

Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) yesterday named Matt Gilbertson, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s North American vice president of M&A, treasury and corporate real estate, to its board of directors. As part of its minority ownership of CBA, A-B has the right to designate up to two individuals to serve on the company’s board.

US Senators Seek Permanent Tax Relief for Alcohol Producers

US Senators Seek Permanent Tax Relief for Alcohol Producers

With tax breaks for alcohol producers set to expire at the end of 2019, the push to make excise tax relief permanent officially started today as the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) was reintroduced into the U.S. Senate by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Roy Blunt (R-MO).

Bell’s Brewery to Cease Beer Shipments to Virginia

Bell’s Brewery to Cease Beer Shipments to Virginia

Virginia may be for lovers, but it won’t be a place where drinkers can purchase Bell’s beer for much longer. Bell’s Brewery founder Larry Bell notified the company’s seven Virginia wholesalers on Friday that the Michigan craft brewery would cease shipments to the state after filling final orders.

Canada’s Collective Arts Brewing to Enter Cannabis Market

Canada’s Collective Arts Brewing to Enter Cannabis Market

Canada’s Collective Arts Brewing is venturing into the cannabis sector. The Hamilton, Ontario-based craft brewery, located about 50 miles from the New York border, has established a sister company called Collective Project Limited that will develop and sell cannabis-infused beverages.