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Phusion Projects, Chicago, introduced a new flavor to its Four Loko line of flavored malt beverages.
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), Leuven, Belgium, announced that it will re-acquire Oriental Brewery (OB), a leading brewer in South Korea, from New York-based Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) and Hong Kong-based Affinity Equity Partners for $5.8 billion.
Vermont Hard Cider Co. LLC introduced the third cider in its Cider Cellar Series: Chocolate.
St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), announced that it will debut five ads during the Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast on Fox on Feb. 2. The company’s Bud Light and Budweiser brands will be featured in 3.5 minutes of game-time commercials.
Radeberger Gruppe USA announced the release of Braufactum, a line of eight micro-brewed beers from Germany.
Heineken USA launched limited-edition Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale, which features notes of various fruits, chocolate and coffee, the company says.
Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the NFL, announced its concert lineup for the four-day weekend during Super Bowl 2014 at the Bud Light Hotel. The lineup includes headline performances by musical artists the Foo Fighters and Imagine Dragons as well as a tribute to New York City’s hip-hop history curated by The Roots. Last month, the brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch announced that the Bud Light Hotel will take place on a brand-new cruise ship docked in the Hudson River in New York.
Back for its third year, Saugatuck Brewing Co.’s Neapolitan Milk Stout winter seasonal features the same taste of a dry stout with added flavors and aromas of Neapolitan ice cream but in new packaging, the company says.
According to a new analysis by the Brewers Association (BA), small and independent American craft brewers contributed $33.9 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012. This figure is derived from the total impact of beer brewed by craft brewers as it moves through the three-tier system, as well as all non-beer products that brewpub restaurants sell.
Of the more than 100 beer styles defined by the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewer’s Association (BA), seasonal craft beers tend to be the most popular, according to analysts.
Brunswick’s Buffalo Grove and Tavern ‘45 host special guests at its VIP Preview Event on Oct. 14, 2013. The complimentary charity event benefited Clearbrook and the Special Olympics of Illinois. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)
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