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FIFCO USA Announces 2019 Plans at National Sales Meeting

FIFCO USA, formerly North American Breweries, recently held its 2018 national sales meeting in Buffalo, New York. FIFCO USA shared its 2019 business plans for its portfolio of beer and Beyond Beer alcoholic beverages that include top brands such as Labatt Blue, Labatt Blue Light, Seagram’s Escapes, Seagram’s Escapes Spiked, Genesee Beer, Magic Hat Brewing Company, and Pyramid Brewing Company.

AleSmith Brewing to Release Evil Dead Red Ale

San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Company will be hosting its inaugural Halloween party in honor of the popular seasonal release of Evil Dead Red Ale.

Cascade Brewing Introduces Primordial Noir to Bottle Lineup

Cascade Brewing has introduced Primordial Noir 2017 to its lineup of bottles projects. Released today, Primordial Noir is a blend of imperial red ales aged in bourbon and wine barrels for up to two years with Northwest-grown Bing cherries and spices.

Sly Fox Brewing Crowdfunding 3rd Brewpub Location

Sly Fox Brewing Company, the popular regional brewery, and brewpub will open a third pub in the former Vanity Fair Outlet Mall and they are more than halfway toward the goal of creating a built-in audience of supporters.

ICC, Inc. Acquires JV Northwest

ICC, Inc., a St. Louis-based industrial engineering consulting firm, today announced that it has stepped in to take over operation of JV Northwest, a leading manufacturer of customized stainless steel tanks and process systems primarily for the brewing, distilling, wine and cider industries. The former JV NW facility in Canby, OR, near Portland, will continue operations as ICC Northwest while retaining all of the former company’s production employees.

Beer Institute Applauds Senate Legislation Allowing More Oversight, Investigation into Aluminum Markets

The Beer Institute released the following statement on Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) introducing the Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act (S. 3569), which would provide the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) the clear jurisdiction to conduct oversight – and investigate as needed – price reporting and price setting entities within aluminum markets.

The Bruery Announces 2019 Limited Releases

The Bruery™ is excited to announce that for a limited time, the exclusive Reserve Society is open for enrollment to the public. The Reserve Society is the only way to get exclusive access to the Bruery’s most innovative and exciting barrel-aged and traditional foeder sour beers. Pickup is available in California and Washington D.C. Shipping available throughout CA.

Braxton Brewing Co. to Release Wintertrip Pineapple Berliner Weisse

Braxton Brewing Co. announces its second beer in the Trip Series. Wintertrip, an “easy to drink”, slightly tart and lightly fruited pineapple berliner weisse, follows Summertrip, one of the Cincinnati’s fastest growing craft beer brands in 2018.

Cycle Brewing Signs Contract Brewing Agreement with Brew Hub

Brew Hub has signed a partnership agreement with Cycle Brewing Company. The partnership will allow the St. Petersburg, Florida-based craft brewer to immediately increase production and expand distribution throughout Florida, while also introducing its first line of packaged cans.