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Ecliptic Brewing Transitions to 500mL Bottles

Ecliptic Brewing is proud to announce a transition to a smaller, 500ml format for their bottled beer selections. Since the brewery’s opening Ecliptic has packaged its beers in 22oz bottles. The transition to 500ml for all of the series will begin in September.

Thirsty Monk Releases Trail Monk Fall IPA

Thirsty Monk, brewer of Belgian-Rooted Modern Ales and operator of world-recognized craft beer and craft cocktail bars, is proud to present a galvanized beer program to support nonprofit efforts that align with its company values with its new Karma Series— featuring a unique beer brewed each quarter with a different charitable focus.

Last Call: Stone Names New COO; Wild Heaven Unveils a $5 Pale Ale

Last Call: Stone Names New COO; Wild Heaven Unveils a $5 Pale Ale

In this week’s edition of Last Call: Stone Brewing hires a new COO, Atlanta’s Wild Heaven Beer unveils a $5 pale ale at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Anheuser-Busch heir Adolphus A. Busch V launches a cannabis company and more.

Power Hour: Craft Growth Takes Hit From Wine and Spirits

Power Hour: Craft Growth Takes Hit From Wine and Spirits

Wine and spirits brands are cutting into the growth of the craft beer segment, according to Patrick Livingston, director of client insights for market research firm IRI. Livingston, who led yesterday’s Power Hour presentation hosted by the Brewers Association (BA), said craft beer dollar sales were up just 1.7 percent in IRI’s multi-outlet off-premise U.S. retail universe (excluding convenience stores) through July 8. Livingston added that craft has begun to plateau in off-premise channels, with volume sales leveling off since late March.

Saint Archer Releases Hazy IPA

The trend of Hazy IPAs is here to stay and this September, San Diego based Saint Archer Brewing Company will be launching their newest addition, the Hazy IPA. 

Petainer Announces New Leadership Team

Petainer, the leader in plastic packaging innovation, has launched a new regionalised approach to the way in which it goes to market. The announcement made by new CEO Hugh Ross, will ensure that the markets in which Petainer operates are supported as closely as possible with commercial and product expertise.

Sly Fox Brewing to Open Pub in Wyomissing

People who live in the reinvented Wyomissing suburb of Reading recently received the exciting news that Sly Fox Brewing Company is opening a satellite pub in the Knitting Mills — an upscale mixed use complex of office, retail, and restaurant space developed by Philadelphia-based Equus Capital Partners.

Carlsberg Launches Snap Pack in Great Britain

The innovation of KHS subsidiary NMP Systems, which the brewery group is now launching as world premiere for cans on the British market under the name Snap Pack, combines beverage cans with adhesive dots instead of shrink-wrapping, hi-cone and other secondary packaging solutions.