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Petainer Expands its Presence in South America

Petainer, the global lead in one-way kegs, is partnering with BLUE PET in Brazil to start manufacturing petainerKeg – its global family of keg products which are increasingly being used by breweries for draught beer. 

CBC Attendees Answer the Age-Old Question: What Keeps You Up at Night?

CBC Attendees Answer the Age-Old Question: What Keeps You Up at Night?

Want to know what keeps craft brewers up at night? Here’s the short list: Taking care of employees, staying relevant, fighting for shelf space, differentiating brands in the marketplace, creating value for wholesalers and retailers, competing against taproom-focused breweries as well as corporately held brands, and the continued flood of new category entrants.

Last Call: International M&A Heats Up; Rebecca Spicer to Depart NBWA

Last Call: International M&A Heats Up; Rebecca Spicer to Depart NBWA

In this week’s edition of Last Call: International M&A heats up with Heineken, Pernod and Constellation; Rebecca Spicer to depart the NBWA; Michigan Senators vote to outlaw marijuana-infused alcoholic drinks; Sonoma County tallies the economic impact of Pliny the Younger; and more.

Mike Hess Brewing Collaborates with San Diego County Fair on Tangerine A-Fair IPA

Mike Hess Brewing Co. (MHB) of San Diego is excited to announce their partnership with the San Diego County Fair and the release of the Fair’s collaboration beer for 2018, Tangerine A-Fair IPA, a refreshing mashup of MHB’s renowned San Diego–style India Pale Ale with a “roundhouse kick” of real tangerine fruit.

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Releases Safehouse Saison

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers reveals its latest limited edition racket in the series, Safehouse Saison, a 6.2% ABV farmhouse-inspired saison brewed with black peppercorns.

Grayton Beer Company Adds New Canned Offerings

Grayton Beer Company announces the addition of two new cans to its lineup of keg and bottled beers. Over the next four weeks, consumers in Grayton Beer Company’s six state footprint will begin to see cans of the flagship 30A Beach Blonde Ale and newly released 30A Rosé Gose in their favorite restaurants and retail stores.

Rockyard Brewing Releases Slightly Stoopid-Inspired Session IPA

Rockyard Brewing made a Session IPA to share with Slightly Stoopid during its 2017 summer tour. Needless to say, the recipe resonated and cans of Slightly Sessionable are now available on Colorado beer shelves. 

GoodLife Brewing Releases G. Love’s Special Sauce IPA

GoodLife Brewing is super stoked to announce a very cool project with national recording artist G. Love. We are collaborating with him to release a limited edition seasonal release of G. Love’s Special Sauce IPA.

Colorado Cider Company releases Aprècot

Aprècot, will be the newest addition to our rotating limited release series and will be available in 4pk 12oz cans as well as draft.

Cold Spring Brewing Scoops Up North Carolina Co-Packer

Cold Spring Brewing Scoops Up North Carolina Co-Packer

Less than a year after it was sold to a private equity firm, Minnesota-based Cold Spring Brewing Company is now on the buy side of a deal. Brynwood Partners, a Connecticut-based private equity firm with existing investments in a variety of food and beverage companies, yesterday announced that Cold Spring Brewing had purchased Carolina Beverage Group.