Cigar City Brewing’s 2018 is off to a great start with the addition of Texas to the Tampa-based brewery’s distribution network.
Craft beer industry news.
North American Breweries this week announced that Kris Sirchio, who has served as CEO since 2013, would step down. Adrian Lachowski, the general manager of Florida Ice and Farm Co.’s (FIFCO) Central American beer and FMB business, will take over as CEO in early February, the company said via a press release.
In this week’s Last Call: Smuttynose’s owners comment on their brewery’s pending auction; the FBI investigates an Ohio equipment supplier accused of defrauding several breweries; Southern Tier announces plans for a downtown Cleveland brewery and taproom; and more.
A new year brings new goals and new beers. 2017 was definitely the hardest year yet for GoodLife Brewing with the loss of Curt Plants, but we know he’ll be proud of what we have coming out for you in 2018.
Atlanta brewery Second Self Beer Company’s latest release is Bleeding Heart (6.9% ABV, 27 IBU), an amber ale just in time for Valentine’s Day. One of Second Self’s most popular seasonals year after year, Bleeding Heart is inspired by the classic Southern dessert red velvet cake and is brewed with cocoa and vanilla.
California’s Mendocino Brewing Co. and New York’s Olde Saratoga Brewing Co. have shuttered, impacting the operations of several other small companies who also produced beer at those facilities. The shutdown comes as the Indian government moves to extradite billionaire Vijay Mallya, who owns the two breweries, from London on fraud and money laundering charges in excess of $1 billion.
At the end of January, Swilled Dog will be offering two popular varieties of their award-winning cider in 6-pack 12 oz. cans all over the state of West Virginia.
Coronado Brewing Company’s popular Stingray IPA Day is back for a third year – this time with two limited-edition, draft-only variations of the dangerously smooth Stingray IPA.
Each year, to celebrate his amazing legacy, Two Roads creates a very special commemorative beer named “Igor’s Dream”—a Russian Imperial Stout which is an appropriate style given Igor Sikorsky’s Russian heritage.
The largest craft hard cider company in the Midwest will take on the Southeast this spring. After a healthy 2017, with reports of 79% growth and new chain placements secured, Blake’s looks to fill a hole in the craft cider market.
Following the release of the new logo set in mid-November, Cigar City Brewing is proud to unveil a refreshed look for all packaging, including a newly introduced Jai Alai IPA 12-pack, launching in all markets in the immediate future.
Republic National Distributing Company, LLC (“RNDC”), a distributor and broker of premium wine and spirits, and Breakthru Beverage Group, LLC (“BBG”), a distributor and broker of beer, wine and spirits in the U.S. and Canada—today announced the appointment of Nicholas Mehall as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of their proposed combined organization.
The Mill Street Still & Brew Taproom and Micron Beers, will now continue to operate under the banner of 10 TORR Precision Crafted Beers and the 10 TORR Tap Room (490 Mill Street, Reno, NV.) The vacuum distilled spirits will remain under the 10 TORR banner.
As 2017 drew to a close, Rave Associates, the first distributor of Bell’s Brewery, reached a historic milestone with the Michigan craft beer institution: 1 million case equivalents sold in one year. A case equivalent is equal to one case of beer, or 24, 12 oz. cans or bottles. It’s the first time a beer distributor in Michigan, or any other state, has reached that achievement with Bell’s.