Companies extend Master Distributor Agreement to 2028
August 26, 2016
The Portland, Ore.-based Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (CBA) and Anheuser-Busch (AB), St. Louis, announced a series of new commercial agreements that expand and strengthen the companies’ long-term relationship and create new growth opportunities for both companies, they say. The agreements include an amended and extended master distribution agreement, a new contract brewing arrangement, and a new international distribution agreement.
Beginning this fall, Los Angeles-based Pabst Brewing Co. will distribute nationwide Bozeman, Mont.-based Dog Tag Brewing Foundation’s Legacy Lager. Sales of Legacy Lager benefits charities created or selected by Gold Star Families, it says.
Craft beer will be available in six-packs nationwide
August 15, 2016
Craft brewery Alpine Beer Co. introduced its fan-favorite Willy Vanilly Ale to consumers nationwide in 12-ounce glass bottles. A vanilla-spiced American wheat ale, Willy Vanilly previously was a draft-only offering exclusively served in the Alpine Beer Co. tasting room and restaurant in San Diego.
Referred by many as America’s Dairyland — thanks the vast number of dairy producers — Wisconsin also has a rich history when it comes to brewing beer. For Carl Nolen, his brother Mark Nolen and Kirby Nelson, sharing the history of brewing in Wisconsin was a mission they set out to do three years ago when they co-founded Verona, Wis.-based Wisconsin Brewing Co.
Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, Calif., announced that it is commemorating its 20th anniversary by crafting a new celebratory double IPA: Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA, brewed with avocado flower honey and Citra hops, the company says. Beginning this week, the craft beer company will release the new IPA in 22-ounce bottles and on-draft to retailers nationwide where Stone Beers are sold, it says.
Caribou Premium Iced Coffee captures title with more than 50 percent of vote
July 19, 2016
Summer is in full swing and consumers are looking to cool off with some refreshing beverages. However, they still need that morning pick-me-up. To satisfy both need states, iced coffee releases continue to light up the shelves, and the readers of Beverage Industry agree.
Equipment suppliers continue to release new innovations in packaging. Douglas Machine Inc. offers a robotic TriVex Sl/Sli top load case packer, while Standard-Knapp Inc. unveiled its new packaging machine for the craft beer industry.