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Lord Hobo Cuts 8 Jobs, But Plans to Add Hundreds More as it Opens New Taprooms

Lord Hobo Cuts 8 Jobs, But Plans to Add Hundreds More as it Opens New Taprooms

Rumors of a large layoff at Massachusetts’ Lord Hobo Brewing Company began circulating Thursday evening on social media. Reality was much different. Lord Hobo founder Daniel Lanigan told Brewbound that the company cut eight jobs across sales, marketing, production and taproom staff this week, which he classified as part of the “normal course of business.”

Catawba Brewing to Release 5 Beers for 20th Anniversary

To mark its 20th anniversary, Catawba Brewing Co. will introduce five anniversary beers on July 20, each illustrative of Catawba’s past, present, or future: Firewater IPA, Family Reunion Session IPA, BA Series: Anniversary Zombie, LD’s Belgian Tripel, and Emerald Isle IPA. The brewery will also be hosting anniversary bashes on July 20 at all four tasting rooms, spanning three North Carolina cities.  

Wiley Roots to Release 8 Limited-Edition Releases for 6th Anniversary

Wiley Roots Brewing Company is celebrating their Six Year Anniversary on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 19-21, with a weekend of live entertainment, patio games, limited beer releases, food trucks, and a special frozen Slush variant voted on by customers online.

Big Thompson Brewery Releases Hazemaker IPA in Cans

Big Thompson Brewery releases Hazemaker IPA, a New England style IPA. Hazemaker IPA will be available in the taproom in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, plus this Friday, July 19 receive $1 off of Hazemaker 6-packs.

Stormcloud Brewing Company Releases Commander X-2 Saison-Style Beer

Michigan’s Stormcloud Brewing Company is celebrating the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first trip to the moon with a beer release perfectly suited for intergalactic adventures. Commander X-2 is an innovative Saison-style beer with an Earth-shattering blast of Comet and Galaxy hops, creating a super juicy aroma over a hazy, golden glow.

Heineken USA Agrees to Pay $1.25 Million Fine to Settle New York Trade Practice Violations

Heineken USA Agrees to Pay $1.25 Million Fine to Settle New York Trade Practice Violations

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) on Wednesday finalized a $1.25 million settlement agreement with Heineken USA (HUSA) for 42 alleged violations of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) law. The New York fine comes three months after HUSA agreed to pay the largest offer in compromise ever — $2.5 million — to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for alleged trade practice violations related to its proprietary “BrewLock” draft systems.