Eugene Kashper to remain full-time Chairman of the Board
December 2, 2016
Los Angeles-based Pabst Brewing Co., announced that it has named Simon Thorpe Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1. Eugene Kashper, current chairman and chief executive officer, will remain full-time Chairman of the Board and continue to play an active role in the business. There will be a 60-day transition period between Kashper and Thorpe to ensure a smooth handover, the company says.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery unveiled a new packaging design that brings focus to the creativity, high quality and often rare ingredients that go into its portfolio of beers, it says. The project was a collaboration between Dogfish’s in-house creative team and packaging design firm Interact Boulder.
For about a decade, the craft beer segment has grown at immense rates, influencing the food and beverage industries in many ways. Yet, experts note that the segment is beginning to experience some growing pains as a result of its rapid growth.
Retailer’s commitment to local craft breweries creates $100MM-plus in economic impact, it says
October 27, 2016
More than 20 years ago, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer began carrying its first craft brew. Today, the retailer remains committed to the growing industry and supporting up-and-coming local breweries across the Midwest, it says.
Portland, Ore.-based Pyramid Breweries announced the launch of its 1977 Lager in commemoration of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers’ 1977 title run. As the third edition of the brew partnership with the Trail Blazers, raising a pint with this distinctly Portland beer celebrates the 40th anniversary of the team's victorious season, the company says.
During a first-time visit to St. Louis in late August, my family and I had the opportunity to sample many beverages. We tried Bitt’s Cold Press, a cold-brew coffee that is brewed and bottled at St. Louis-based Arthouse Coffees, cooled off at an old-fashioned soda shop, and attended “beer school.”
Blue Moon celebrates 21st birthday with year-long marketing campaign
October 14, 2016
Bacardi Ltd. announced the release of Smart Cube technology from Martini. The traditional ice cube-shaped device can be added to a drink with regular ice cubes. As the drink is consumed, the Martini Smart Cube uses Bluetooth technology to anticipate when a drink is finished and communicates with the bar in real-time, the company says.
Weedwacker, Endeavor Double IPA now available in aluminum cans
October 14, 2016
Expanding on its lineup of canned craft beers, Saint Arnold Brewing Co. added two additional year-round brews to its canning program. Six-packs of 12-ounce cans of Saint Arnold Weedwacker and four-packs of 12-ounce cans of Saint Arnold Endeavor Double IPA now are available in stores.