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Michigan Bill Would Grant Self-Distribution Rights to More Small Breweries

Michigan Bill Would Grant Self-Distribution Rights to More Small Breweries

A bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature earlier this month would allow breweries producing up to 2,000 barrels annually to self-distribute their products in the state. Currently, Michigan breweries producing up to 1,000 barrels can self-distribute. According to national trade group the Brewers Association, the majority of Michgian’s craft breweries produced fewer than 1,400 barrels in 2018, the last year in which data was available.

Cans Grew in On-Premise Retailers in 2019, while the ‘Long Tail’ Increased Draft Share

Cans Grew in On-Premise Retailers in 2019, while the ‘Long Tail’ Increased Draft Share

Beer depletions (sales from wholesalers to retailers) in 2019 were mostly flat compared to 2018, although there were a few spikes around summer holidays, National Beer Wholesalers Association chief economist Lester Jones shared during a webinar hosted by Fintech, a data, analytics and invoice processing platform for wholesalers.

Dixie Beer Company Targets Domestic Premium Space in New Orleans

Dixie Beer Company Targets Domestic Premium Space in New Orleans

Dixie Beer Company will officially open its 85,000 sq. ft. production facility to the public on Saturday, marking the return of locally produced Dixie Beer to the market for the first time in about 15 years. And the goals for Dixie are lofty, with the brand taking aim at a domestic premium market long dominated by Anheuser-Busch and Molson Coors.

Molson Coors to Acquire Detroit’s Atwater Brewery

Molson Coors to Acquire Detroit’s Atwater Brewery

Molson Coors Beverage Company’s craft arm, Tenth and Blake, has reached an agreement to acquire Detroit, Michigan-based Atwater Brewing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the deal is expected to close in the next couple of months.