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Narragansett Expands Distribution to Ohio

Iconic New England brewer Narragansett Beer is bringing a taste of Rhode Island to the entire state of Ohio. Rolling out this month with Cavalier Distributing, Narragansett will now offer its award-winning Lager, Fresh Catch, mash-up beers and seasonal sessionables at on and off–premise locations throughout the state.

Anheuser-Busch Accuses MillerCoors of Stealing Confidential Beer Recipes

Anheuser-Busch Accuses MillerCoors of Stealing Confidential Beer Recipes

The legal battle between the two largest beer makers in the U.S. escalated today, as Anheuser-Busch today accused MillerCoors of breaking state and federal laws by stealing trade secrets regarding beer recipes for its two top-selling brands, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra. In the heavily redacted 66-page amended complaint and counterclaim filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, A-B alleges that two of its former employees who now work for MillerCoors and its parent company Molson Coors either shared confidential trade secrets with their current employers or sought information from current employees about the making of A-B products.

Anheuser-Busch to Release Stella Artois Midnight Lager

Just in time for the holidays, Stella Artois will introduce a brand new limited-edition seasonal beer — Midnight Lager — on Halloween night in historic Sleepy Hollow, NY, most famous for tales of its ghostly rider.

Pyramid Brewing Co. Launches Blazing Bright Hazy IPA

Pyramid Brewing Co. has announced the introduction of its first-ever packaged hazy IPA, Blazing Bright. Starting October 15, Blazing Bright will be available year-round as the eighth beer in Pyramid’s annual line-up.

KYLA Hard Kombucha Adds Distribution in Hawaii

Hawaii’s signature tropical cocktails have some new competition: hard kombucha. KYLA Hard Kombucha, one of the top-selling alcoholic kombucha brands in the U.S. and an emerging leader in next generation social drinking, is now available on all Hawaiian islands at Whole Foods Market, Safeway and Foodland. KYLA’s popular hard kombucha will be sold in an eight-can variety pack.

Tree House Brewing Makes Million Dollar Investment for New Warehouse

Tree House Brewing Makes Million Dollar Investment for New Warehouse

Massachusetts’s Tree House Brewing is expanding once again at its Charlton-based production brewery and headquarters. Earlier this month, Tree House co-founder Nate Lanier tweeted an aerial image of a large construction site next to the existing facility with the “shhh” emoji. Questions from curious followers rolled in, but Lanier did not publicly answer them. However,… Read more »