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Latis Imports and Radeberger Gruppe USA End Sales Arrangement

Latis Imports and Radeberger Gruppe USA End Sales Arrangement

Less than a year after it was acquired by Dutch beer maker Bavaria N.V., Latis Imports has announced plans to mutually end a sales agency agreement with Radeberger Gruppe USA (RGUSA) that began in January 2014. In a press release, Latis Imports, which was founded in 2007 and imports products from Palm Belgian Craft Brewers and Rodenbach, said the partnership with RGUSA would conclude on September 30, 2017.

AleSmith Brewing Co. to Release Sublime Mexican Lager

With Labor Day weekend approaching, San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Co. and legendary Long Beach reggae rockers Sublime announce today that Sublime Mexican Lager is available in six-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draught in 19 states nationwide.

NBWA Names Eric Bunning Director of Federal Affairs

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) today announced that Eric Bunning will join the association as Director, Federal Affairs. Bunning brings extensive legislative and advocacy experience to the association.

Sixpoint Brewery Hires Former Trillium Brewing Head Brewer

Sixpoint Brewery is amped to announce the formation of a new Product Development team dedicated to taking innovation, R&D, and Mad Science to the next level. To lead that initiative, Sixpoint has signed on Eric Bachli, Dipl. Brew as Chief Product Officer. Bachli is coming to Sixpoint from Trillium Brewery out of Boston, MA, where he was the Head Brewer, leading all aspects of brewing operations.

Ninkasi Brewing to Introduce Cans in 2018

Ninkasi Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery based in Eugene, Ore., announces its introduction of cans, January 2018. Years in the making, the brewery will unveil three brands to 12-ounce cans across its distribution footprint early next year.

Angel City Brewery to Release SaazBerry American Ale

Inspired by the lickable wallpaper from the confectionery cinema classic, SaazBerry is an American ale with a magical blend of Saaz hops, raspberry, blueberry and elderberry.

Twisted X Brewing and 2-Row Distributing Announce Distribution Partnership

2-Row Distributing, a division of Del Papa Distributing, is pleased to announce a partnership with Twisted X Brewing Company to distribute their brands across their Texas City, Beaumont and Victoria, Texas marketing territories beginning in September 2017.

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company to Offer Crowlers

Half Moon Bay, Calif. – Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, a popular Coastside destination best known for its award-winning, house-brewed beer, sustainable seafood, live music and an expansive dog-friendly patio, is thrilled to announce the availability of branded crowlers (a cross between a can and a growler), a delicious assortment of fall brews and an… Read more »

Angry Orchard Launches ‘Understood in Motion 02’ Collaboration with E.Z. Orchards

East coast meets west coast with Understood in Motion 02, a collaboration between Angry Orchard Hard Cider (Walden, NY), America’s leading cider maker, and E.Z. Orchards Cidre (Salem, OR), expert cider apple orchardists. This new cider was born of two American cider makers’ shared commitment to raising awareness of the cider industry, as well as their friendship and appreciation for apples.

Rehrig Pacific Introduces New ‘PubKeg’

Rehrig Pacific Company, a leading logistics solutions provider headquartered in Los Angeles, has taken a beer industry classic and turned it on its head. The company’s PUBKEG bucks the industry standard stainless steel keg: It’s a 100-percent-recyclable plastic alternative that fits with existing filling-and-tap-systems while maintaining the quality of the beer that goes into the keg

John Daly Partners with Phusion Projects on a Line of Hard Teas

Known for good times on and off the golf course, John Daly has partnered with Phusion Projects to release a line of drinks based on the classic cocktail bearing his name, made of alcohol, tea, and lemonade. It was imperative for the John Daly’s Grip it & Sip it line to match the quality and freshness of the cocktail commonly found at bars and restaurants across the country.