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Austin Eastciders Adds Ruby Red Grapefruit Offering to Year-Round Lineup

Grapefruit season is now year-round as Austin Eastciders adds Ruby Red Grapefruit to their wildly popular line of pre-Prohibition style Texas ciders. The new offering – available in Austin Eastciders markets starting February 26 – is a refreshing and slightly tart cider made with Ruby Red Grapefruits from the Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Stone Brewing Announces Sour Program

Known most commonly for its aggressive and hop-forward beers, Stone dives enthusiastically into the world of funk. The first of the year’s quarterly releases, Stone Mission Warehouse Sour – Sauvignon Blanc, launches with online presales February 23, 2018.

Braven Brewing Signs Lease for Bushwick Brewpub

Braven Brewing Company has signed a long-term lease to open a brewery, bar, and restaurant at 52 Harrison Place in their home neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Stem Ciders to Open Acreage Restaurant on February 24

Acreage, the new cider house and eatery on top of the hill in Lafayette (1380 Horizon Ave., Unit A), will open on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. The collaboration between Stem Ciders, Kelly Whitaker’s Id Est. Hospitality Group and Chef Daniel Asher, comes to life across the expansive 12-acre property, which will soon be surrounded by an apple orchard, cider garden and sweeping views of the Front Range.

Over-Leveraged, Green Flash Looks to Recapitalize

Over-Leveraged, Green Flash Looks to Recapitalize

After taking on a “considerable amount of debt” to build a $20 million secondary production facility in Virginia Beach in 2015, Green Flash Brewing founder and CEO Mike Hinkley is on the hunt for new investment. The San Diego-based craft brewery has retained SSG Capital Advisors — a boutique investment banking firm that specializes in mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and often works with “companies facing complex or challenging situations,” according to its website – to help it bring on a new partner.

Vermont Hard Cider and Pabst to End Partnership

Vermont Hard Cider and Pabst to End Partnership

Irish cider company C&C Group plc., owner of the Vermont Hard Cider Company, today announced that it will end its 2-year-old U.S. marketing and distribution agreement with Pabst Brewing on April 1. In a letter to distributors and retailers, Vermont Hard Cider — whose brands include Woodchuck, Gumption, and Wyder’s, among others — said the two companies mutually agreed to terminate the strategic partnership forged in December 2015.

Two Roads Brewing Adds Statewide Distribution in Virginia

Two Roads Brewing Company of Stratford, CT announced today that the brand will be rolling into the rest of the Commonwealth of Virginia starting the week of February 19th. Two Roads is proud to be continuing their partnership with Specialty Beverage, who currently oversee distribution of Two Roads products in Northern Virginia.

Highland Brewing Refreshes Brand

Highland’s new look will be reflected in all of its marketing, labeling, point of sale, packaging and merchandise.