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KHS USA, Inc. Buys Assets of Scandia Packaging Machinery

KHS USA, Inc. is to buy the assets of Scandia Packaging Machinery Co., based in Fairfield, New Jersey. This new acquisition will enable KHS’ North American subsidiary to expand its portfolio to include compact cartoners and secondary packaging machines. At the same time, access will be granted to several new market segments where KHS USA, Inc. has been inactive; among them candy, cosmetics, and entertainment media. The packaging systems manufacturer will operate as KHS USA, Inc. and manufacture equipment in Sarasota, FL.

Boston’s Pop-Up Taproom Trend Continues as Night Shift Secures 2 Outdoor Spaces

Boston’s Pop-Up Taproom Trend Continues as Night Shift Secures 2 Outdoor Spaces

A growing number of Boston-area beer companies have turned to pop-up beer gardens in an effort to engage consumers during the summer months. Despite an array of outdoor options for drinkers to grab a beer on a hot summer day, Boston-area craft brewery Night Shift still sees opportunity to expose local consumers to its brands.

Boston Beer CMO to Depart on July 31

Boston Beer CMO to Depart on July 31

Boston Beer Company chief marketing officer Jon Potter will depart the country’s second-largest craft brewery at the end of the month, the company disclosed in an SEC filing issued yesterday. Potter, who joined the beer, cider and flavored malt beverage producer in August 2016, is credited with engineering the company’s “Fill Your Glass” advertising campaign that debuted during last year’s Major League Baseball World Series.

King Canary Brewing Company Opens in North Carolina

King Canary Brewing Company, a family-friendly brewery on Lake Norman in Mooresville NC celebrated their grand opening in mid-May and are now in full swing as a taproom offering classic and unique beers. Founders’ Matt and Andrea Gravina welcomed their first guests after conceptualizing, planning, and renovating the brewery.

Figueroa Mountain Expands, Unveils New Canned Packaging

Figueroa Mountain Brewing® Co.’s recent expansion is moving rapidly with several moving parts now online. Within the past month, the company’s Buellton headquarters have completed installation of a 60bbl BrauKon brewhouse, three new fermenters, a new Comac canning line and additional packaging equipment, all of which have begun running.

Braxton Brewing Company to Release Kickback Hard Cider Line in Cans

After years of product testing and development Braxton Brewing Company is launching into a new category. Cans of Kickback Hard Apple Cider and Kickback Rosé Cider will be available across the company’s distribution network the week of July 23rd.

Four Sons Brewing Collaborates with Dirty Heads on Vacation Pineapple Session Ale

Southern California’s favorite reggae/alt/hip-hop band Dirty Heads have something special brewing for their fans this Summer. The band recently collaborated with hometown Huntington Beach, CA craft brewery Four Sons Brewing to create a crisp, refreshing pineapple Session Ale dubbed “Vacation,” slated to hit shelves in August 2018.

Huss Brewery Launches New Beers in Ardagh Cans

Huss Brewing Company, led by the husband and wife team of Jeff and Leah Huss and based in Arizona, is leveraging more than 25 years of craft beer experience to launch a new set of products packaged in environmentally-friendly aluminum beverage cans.

Chatham Brewing Releases ‘Perfect Storm’ Mix and Match 6-Packs

Chatham Brewing, Columbia County’s first and finest brewery in New York’s upper Hudson Valley, has announced the release of A Perfect Storm, a unique mix and matched six pack of the brewery’s three storm inspired beer styles. The promotional package will be available beginning today, July 13.

Shebeen Brewing Expands Distribution to Florida

Shebeen Brewing Co. is pleased to announce their continued partnership with Florida distributor, Vintage Distributors LLC in expanding distribution coverage of the East Coast.

Canarchy Strikes Again: Fireman Capital-Backed Group Picks Up LA’s Three Weavers

Canarchy Strikes Again: Fireman Capital-Backed Group Picks Up LA’s Three Weavers

Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective has finalized its second deal in as many months, today announcing the acquisition of Los Angeles-based Three Weavers Brewing Company. Specific financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but Three Weavers co-founder Lynne Weaver described the deal with the Fireman Capital-backed brewery rollup as a “strategic partnership” that would put her company in a better position to “weather any possible economic storms.”

Mikkeller Collaborates with The National on ‘Reality Based Pils’

The American rock band The National now have their very own beer – a ’Reality Based Pils’ brewed in collaboration with the Danish microbrewery Mikkeller. It is quite unlikely that the five members of The National will ever come off stage thirsting for beer again. When the band goes back on tour or return to their Hudson Valley Studio, Long Pond, it will be with the privilege of a fridge stacked with cans of their very own The National beer.