Founders Brewing signs a five-year agreement with British pub chain Marston’s, and more distribution news.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s new menu labeling rules took effect today, ushering in a new wave of requirements for chain retailers. Going forward, chain restaurants, grocery outlets, and convenience stores with more than 20 locations will be required to post caloric and nutritional information for beer as well as other food and drinks sold on-premise that are considered “standard menu items.”
In this week’s edition of Last Call: Constellation Brands-owned Ballast Point announces plans to consolidate its operations in Miramar; Epic Brewing recalls a batch of beer; A-B releases its Bud Light “Dilly Dilly” ad; and more.
TAPS Fish House and Brewery has announced plans to open a $3.3 million production facility in Southern California, about 15 miles away from its original brewpub location. The new 19,000 sq. ft. location, slated to open in late January 2018, is the company’s first commercial-scale brewery and will eventually be capable of producing 25,000 barrels annually.