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Half Moon Bay Brewing Company to Offer Crowlers

Half Moon Bay, Calif. – Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, a popular Coastside destination best known for its award-winning, house-brewed beer, sustainable seafood, live music and an expansive dog-friendly patio, is thrilled to announce the availability of branded crowlers (a cross between a can and a growler), a delicious assortment of fall brews and an… Read more »

Angry Orchard Launches ‘Understood in Motion 02’ Collaboration with E.Z. Orchards

East coast meets west coast with Understood in Motion 02, a collaboration between Angry Orchard Hard Cider (Walden, NY), America’s leading cider maker, and E.Z. Orchards Cidre (Salem, OR), expert cider apple orchardists. This new cider was born of two American cider makers’ shared commitment to raising awareness of the cider industry, as well as their friendship and appreciation for apples.

Rehrig Pacific Introduces New ‘PubKeg’

Rehrig Pacific Company, a leading logistics solutions provider headquartered in Los Angeles, has taken a beer industry classic and turned it on its head. The company’s PUBKEG bucks the industry standard stainless steel keg: It’s a 100-percent-recyclable plastic alternative that fits with existing filling-and-tap-systems while maintaining the quality of the beer that goes into the keg

John Daly Partners with Phusion Projects on a Line of Hard Teas

Known for good times on and off the golf course, John Daly has partnered with Phusion Projects to release a line of drinks based on the classic cocktail bearing his name, made of alcohol, tea, and lemonade. It was imperative for the John Daly’s Grip it & Sip it line to match the quality and freshness of the cocktail commonly found at bars and restaurants across the country.

Former Pabst Exec Lands at Monkey Rum

Former Pabst Exec Lands at Monkey Rum

Rich Pascucci, who most recently served as the chief growth officer for Pabst Brewing Company, has been tapped to help lead Evolution Spirits, makers of Monkey Rum. Pascucci joined Evolution Spirits earlier this month and will serve as its chief growth officer and head of sales. The company was co-founded by television personality Zane Lamprey and is backed by Vita Coco co-founder Mike Kirban, former Vitaminwater CMO Rohan Oza and other notable beverage industry insiders.

Seattle Cider Taps New Belgium for Fort Collins Distribution

Seattle Cider Taps New Belgium for Fort Collins Distribution

After discontinuing its experimental line of “Side Trip” ciders, New Belgium Brewing Company has signed an agreement with Seattle Cider Company to distribute the company’s products throughout the greater Fort Collins, Colorado, market.

Perrin Brewing Expands Distribution to Chicago

Perrin Brewing joins Windy City Distributing to introduce the Perrin brand to the craft beer scene of Chicago. Perrin, based in Comstock Park, Michigan will kick-off the launch offering Black Ale, 98 Problems IPA, Blackberry IPA and Pack of Problems.

Crown Holdings Inc. Reduces Energy Consumption by 5.3 Percent in 2016

In 2016, the Company announced its plan to reduce energy consumption by 5% per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels by the end of 2020. As of December 31, 2016, Crown has reduced energy consumption by 5.3% per billion standard units. Absolute energy consumption has decreased by 1.3% while the Company increased production by over 4.2%.

Saint Benjamin Brewing Company to Can River City German-Style Oktoberfest Lager

On Monday, August 21, pioneering craft brewery Saint Benjamin Brewing Company will can River City, their authentic German-style Oktoberfest lager. The new canned beer will join their flagship Pilsner Prosim, which earned the Philadelphia Inquirer’s audience-choice award for “Best Flagship Beer” in Craig LaBan’s eighth-annual Brewvitational (click for details) earlier this year.

Great Plains Industries Introduces FLOMEC QSE Mag Electromagnetic Flowmeter

FLOMEC Engineers at Great Plains Industries, Inc. (GPI®) are introducing the breakthrough FLOMEC QSE Mag electromagnetic flowmeter (QSE Mag). By harnessing innovative engineering and U.S. precision manufacturing GPI delivers better performance, higher quality and an attractive price.

Nine Pin Cider Expands Distribution to Connecticut

Nine Pin Cider Works, New York’s first farm cidery, has announced they will begin distributing their cider products throughout the State of Connecticut in partnership with the Berkshire Brewing Company (BBC). Nine Pin’s entry into Connecticut marks the second state, following Massachusetts, where Nine Pin Cider can be found outside of the company’s home state of New York. Starting this month, Connecticut cider drinkers will begin to find Nine Pin cans, bottles, and draft options at select locations.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant to Release Pumpkin Ale in Cans

On Wednesday, September 6 – the same day as the Full Corn Moon, the final full moon before the Harvest Moon in October – Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will release Pumpkin Ale in cans. The annual release is hotly anticipated by mid-Atlantic beer lovers, and this year, it will coincide with the full moon on 9/6.