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Bale Breaker Introduces 3 New Barrel-Aged Bottles

Bale Breaker Brewing Company, a family-owned brewery located in the beautiful Yakima Valley, today announces the upcoming release of three new beers as a part of their barrel-aged bottle program, originally launched in winter 2019. 

Heineken Aims for Carbon Neutral Production by 2030, Full Value Chain by 2040

HEINEKEN today announced a new ambition to decarbonise its own production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040. This is the first in a series of refreshed Brew a Better World ambitions, which form an important part of the company’s new EverGreen balanced growth strategy.

2020 Package Mix Report: Draft Packaging Declined 43.7% Last Year Due to the Pandemic

2020 Package Mix Report: Draft Packaging Declined 43.7% Last Year Due to the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic driven shutdown of on-premise service at bars and restaurants led to a big but expected cut in draft packaging last year, according to the 2020 “Package Mix Report” shared by the Beer Institute and compiled by the National beer Wholesalers Association’s Department of Industry Affairs.

Two Roads Breaks Into Spirits-Based RTD Segment with Daybreaker Vodka Cocktails

Two Roads Breaks Into Spirits-Based RTD Segment with Daybreaker Vodka Cocktails

The Stratford, Connecticut-based craft brewery has launched Daybreaker, a family of ready-to-drink, vodka-based cocktails, available in three flavors: Blood Orange, Cran-Lime and Meyer Lemonade. All three are mixed with real fruit juice and vodka distilled at Two Roads’ Area Two research and development space.

Urban South HTX Launches One-Off Wednesdays

One-Off Wednesdays will showcase innovative beer styles created by Urban South’s brewing team using creative ingredients to test out new flavor profiles.

Rogue Ales & Spirits to Release Raspberry Tartlandia

Rogue Ales & Spirits releases Raspberry Tartlandia, a sour ale brewed with raspberry, coriander and hand-harvested salt from Newport’s Yaquina Bay. This delicious tart and salty gose pays homage to our home in Oregon, with ingredients from the Oregon Coast and inspiration from the culinary wonderland that is Portland.

Diageo Acquires Spirits-Based Ready to Drink Brand, Loyal 9 Cocktails

Diageo announces it has acquired Loyal 9 Cocktails, a rapidly growing spirits-based ready to drink brand, fromSons of Liberty Spirits Company. Launched in 2018 in Rhode Island, Loyal 9’s vodka-based ready to drink cocktails have quickly captured the hearts of New England consumers.

Montauk Brewing to Release Eastern Haze IPA

Montauk Brewing Company is excited to announce the newest beer in their year-round lineup, Eastern Haze IPA, that will land in cans and draft in May.

Get Your Drink On App Allows Users to Give Friends Drinks

Get Your Drink On (“GYDO”), a new mobile app that allows users to gift a drink to family and friends located anywhere in the world, is now available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Arryved Launches OpenTab Ordering and Payment Technology

Arryved, a leading point-of-service (POS) provider for craft beverage, food and entertainment establishments, releases its latest innovative technology solution: OpenTab. OpenTab seamlessly integrates the ordering and payment experience between customer-owned mobile devices and establishment-owned POS devices.

TopWire Hop Project Opens April 30 at Crosby Hop Farm

Named “The Best Literal Beer Garden” by Willamette Week, the one-of-a-kind beer garden is situated on the beautiful estate of Crosby Hop Farm, an independent, fifth-generation hop grower nestled in Oregon’s heralded Willamette Valley.

Indeed Brewing Company Releases Its First Hazy IPA in Cans

Indeed Brewing Company is adding its first hazy IPA to its portfolio of beers. After a year-long research and development process at the pilot brewery in Milwaukee and on a larger scale at the Northeast Minneapolis brewery, Aquafuzz Hazy IPA will be available in its Twin Cities self-distribution beginning April 26 and in broader distribution across Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Minnesota in May.

New Belgium Launches Fat Tire: Torched Earth Beer from a Climate-Ravaged Future – and It Tastes Awful

This Earth Day, Fat Tire is releasing “Torched Earth Ale,” a beer made with smoke-tainted water, dandelions, and drought-resistant grains – some of the less-than-ideal ingredients that would be available and affordable to brewers in a climate-ravaged future without aggressive action now to confront the climate crisis. The resulting dark starchy liquid with smokey aromatics is not likely to win any awards, but does highlight the stakes of climate change for beer lovers everywhere.