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Bell’s Brewery to Expand Distribution to Colorado

Bell’s Brewery to Expand Distribution to Colorado

Bell’s Brewery is marching toward a national distribution footprint. The Michigan-based brewery yesterday announced plans to expand distribution to the craft beer soaked state of Colorado. In a press release, the company said it had signed with six wholesalers for coverage throughout Colorado beginning this fall.

Port City Brewing Begins Exporting to Canada and UK Markets

Port City Brewing Company will begin selling its beers in the United Kingdom and Ontario, Canada this month, expanding its current distribution territory of eight states, Washington DC, and Singapore.

Funkwerks Releases New Mixed 12-pack

Funkwerks has a new mixed 12-pack out that includes Saison, Raspberry Provincial, and two limited, seasonal offerings: White and Boysenberry Provincial.

Blake’s Hard Cider Names New VP of Sales and Marketing

The hard cider company announced today that Scott Roberts has joined Blake’s Hard Cider Company as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing following nearly two decades in the beer industry.

Country Malt Group Partners with Cholaca

Cholaca, the producer of pure liquid cacao, today announced a new strategic North American partnership with Country Malt Group, North America’s industry-leading distributor of craft beverage ingredients.

Power Hour: Nielsen Shares Latest Craft Beer Consumer Insights

Power Hour: Nielsen Shares Latest Craft Beer Consumer Insights

Want to know what a craft beer drinker looks like in America? According to Nielsen, a weekly craft drinker is predominantly male, ages 21-34, and makes between $75,000 and $99,000 annually. Although that’s the profile of a frequent craft drinker, opportunities exist to reach a more diverse group of consumers, according to the research firm, which today shared the results of its fourth annual Craft Beer Insights Panel (CIP) survey, conducted by Harris Poll and commissioned by the Brewers Association (BA).

Dogfish Head Eyes 300,000 Barrels in 2018

Dogfish Head Eyes 300,000 Barrels in 2018

While many of the country’s largest and most established craft breweries struggle to grow sales in 2018, at least one longtime player is bucking category-wide trends. Delaware’s Dogfish Head, which launched in 1995 and was ranked by industry trade group the Brewers Association as the 12th largest U.S. craft brewery in 2017, is on pace to grow about 8 percent this year, brewery co-founder and CEO Sam Calagione told Brewbound.

CERIA Beverages Names Chief Marketing Officer

CERIA Beverages, the THC-infused craft beer launching in late 2018, has appointed former Coca-Cola and MillerCoors industry executive Douglas C. Christoph as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

BeerBoard Signs California Applebee’s Franchise as New Client Partner

BeerBoard, the industry leader in real-time data, insights and consumer engagement, announced today it has signed Apple by the Bay, a leading Applebee’s franchisee, as a new client partner. The move continues a recent run of major retail operators joining BeerBoard’s fast-growing client list and further cements the company’s position within the industry.

Shebeen Brewing Adds Distribution in Massachusetts

Shebeen Brewing Co. is pleased to announce their partnership with Massachusetts distributor, Coastal Craft Distributors in expanding distribution coverage of the Northeast.