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To Distinguish Craft from Crafty, BA Unveils New Indie Seal

To Distinguish Craft from Crafty, BA Unveils New Indie Seal

The Brewers Association – a not-for-profit trade group representing the interests of small and independent U.S. craft breweries – today debuted an official “independent craft brewer seal” that it hopes brewery owners will “proudly display” on packaging, marketing materials, merchandise, websites and in taproom windows, among other places. The marker is aimed at helping drinkers distinguish between beers produced by small craft beer companies and those made by multinational corporations, such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, which has purchased 10 craft breweries since 2011.

Revision Brewing Company Adds Distribution in Idaho and Australia

By the end of June, Revision Brewing Company is proud to announce that they will be sending product to both Northwest Specialty Beverage based out of Idaho and also to Redwood Distribution which is based out of Australia.

Moody Tongue Brewing Company Expands Distribution to Atlanta

Moody Tongue Brewery, the Chicago-based culinary brewery, continues to expand into culinary markets across America, making Atlanta its next destination for their beers at local retailers and restaurants.

Tennessee Brew Works Adds Distribution in Birmingham

Tennessee Brew Works, the Nashville, Tennessee based brewer has released their Southern Wit, 1927 IPA, Tripel Star, Basil Ryeman, Walk the Lime, Extra Easy Ale and Cutaway Rye IPA craft beers in Birmingham, Alabama through AlaBev Distributing Co.

Standard Sales Company to Purchase Falls Distributing Company

Standard Sales Company to Purchase Falls Distributing Company

Standard Sales Company, based in Odessa, Texas, has announced plans to purchase Falls Distributing Company in Wichita Falls, Texas. Specific financial terms were not disclosed, and the transaction, which is pending supplier approvals, is expected to close on September 1, according to a press release issued by Standard Sales Company last Friday.

Sycamore Brewing Releases Cans Following $2.5 Million Expansion

Sycamore Brewing is set to release a brand-new suite of cans today brewed in their recently completed $2.5 million-dollar production facility and cannery in the North End neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolin

Drake’s Brewing Company’s Kick Back Session IPA Returns for Summer

After a huge kick off in 2016, Drake’s Brewing Co. is again releasing Kick Back, a golden, hoppy Session IPA. A portion of the proceeds will support East Bay Regional Parks through Drake’s community fundraising program. Last year, Drake’s exceeded its goal and raised over $10,000 to support trail cleanup and restoration at the East Bay parks and the brewery has its sights set on beating that goal in 2017.

Cicerone Certification Program Launches BeerSavvy Training Course in Spanish

Today, the Cicerone® Certification Program announced the launch of its BeerSavvy® online training course in Spanish. This 5-8 hour online course covers the areas tested on the Certified Beer Server exam, which includes the history and flavor profile of beer styles, proper service techniques, and fundamentals in brewing. The Certified Beer Server exam is included in the training cost. BeerSavvy allows Spanish speakers to join more than 85,000 beer professionals worldwide who have already earned the Certified Beer Server title.