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River North to Release The Vicennial Series of High-ABV Beers

On Saturday, November 25th, River North Brewery will unveil The Vicennial Series. This boundary pushing project includes three whiskey barrel-aged behemoths intended to age up to twenty years – a vicennium.

IRI Worldwide: US Beer Sales Down Slightly Through Early November

IRI Worldwide: US Beer Sales Down Slightly Through Early November

With just six weeks left to go in 2017, U.S. beer volume sales are roughly flat, according to recent data from Chicago-based market research firm IRI Worldwide. The firm, which tracks category-wide sales trends at off-premise retailers, reported that U.S. beer volume sales were down 0.7 percent while total beer dollar sales have increased 1 percent through November 5.

Evolution Craft Brewing Co. Names New General Manager of Operations

Evolution​ ​Craft​ ​Brewing​ ​Co.​ ​is​ ​pleased​ ​to​ ​announce​ ​that​ ​John​ ​Scheckells​ ​has​ ​been​ ​named General​ ​Manager​ ​of​ ​Operations​ ​for​ ​Evolution​ ​Craft​ ​Brewing​ ​and​ ​Public​ ​House.

Trillium Brewing Company to Open Winter Beer Garden

Trillium Brewing Company to Open Winter Beer Garden

Popular Boston-area beer maker Trillium Brewing today announced plans to open a seasonal beer garden inside the historic “Roslindale Substation Building,” located about 8 miles from downtown Boston.

Red Shed Brewery to Open New Tap Room

This Friday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m., Red Shed Brewery, the only farm brewery in the Cooperstown area, will officially debut its new tap room.

Drake’s Brewing Releases Dark Wing Winter IPA

Available now through the end of February 2018, Drake’s Brewing Co. is offering a different take on an IPA for your winter enjoyment with the release of its seasonal brew, Dark Wing.

Maine’s Valley Distributors Acquires Nearby Federal Distributors

Maine’s Valley Distributors Acquires Nearby Federal Distributors

Oakland-based Valley Distributors this week announced plans to acquire Lewiston-based Federal Distributors. Specific financial terms of the transaction, which is expected to close during the first quarter of 2018, were not disclosed. Combined, the two companies — which will now operate under the newly created “Valley Beverage” name — will distribute upwards of 4 million cases of beer in 2017.