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Constellation Brands reports fiscal 2014 results

Grupo Modelo, Crown Imports acquisitions drive significant sales increase
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Constellation Brands Inc., Victor, N.Y., reported net sales for the 2014 fiscal year were more than $4.8 billion, a 74 percent increase, following its acquisition of the Grupo Modelo U.S. beer business.


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Sierra Nevada invites craft breweries to ‘Camp Across America’

Traveling beer festival aims to be the largest craft beer celebration in history
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Chico, Calif.-based Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has invited every one of the more than 2,700 craft breweries across the country to participate in a multi-weekend traveling beer festival this summer. Beer Camp Across America is a celebration for the entire craft beer community, aiming to bring together brewers and their fans, the company says.


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Bringing new beer ideas to fruition

Monique Acevedo, vice president of innovation for Heineken USA, discusses her new product development process
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How do you imagine the typical brainstorming session goes? Imagine that brainstorming session is about creating new flavors of beer — a market that is growing in size and sophistication.


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Beer concentrates to enable consumers to carbonate ale at home

Liquid concentrates by Sparkling Drink Systems International, Pat's Backcountry Beverages to hit shelves Q3 2014
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Sparkling Drink Systems International (SDS), a New York-based at-home carbonation products company, has partnered with Pat's Backcountry Beverages Inc. (Pat’s BCB), Golden, Colo., to produce a range of beer concentrates exclusively for SDS.


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Mike’s celebrates 15th anniversary with new packaging, products

Flavored malt beverage manufacturer evolves to meet consumer demand for fun, flavor
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Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co., Chicago, is celebrating its 15th anniversary by leveraging the equity it has built in its flagship flavored malt beverage brand and releasing two new flavors, a reformulated offering, a new category entrant and new packaging.


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Strongbow Gold Apple and Honey & Apple

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Heineken USA is phasing out the original Strongbow Hard Cider recipe and replacing it with new Strongbow Gold Apple Hard Cider and Strongbow Honey & Apple Hard Cider.


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21st Amendment Brewery names new partner and president

Dave Wilson will oversee development of new production facility in San Leandro, Calif.
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Craft brewer 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, appointed Dave Wilson as the company’s new partner and president. Wilson, who has been with the craft beer company since 2008, began as its national sales and marketing director when 21st Amendment first launched its canned craft beer in the market.


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Missouri Beverage partners with Rogue Ales & Spirits

Portfolio of specialty products to bolster distributor’s craft beer and spirit offerings
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In a new agreement, Ashland, Ore.-based Rogue Ales & Spirits and Missouri Beverage (MoBev), St. Louis, will join forces to distribute the craft beer and spirits manufacturer’s products statewide. Although Rogue is not new to the Missouri market, the partnership provides further opportunities to build the company’s craft beer and spirit brands, it says.


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Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat

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Anheuser-Busch (A-B), the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev, introduced Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat as its newest year-round offering.


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Heineken phases out original Strongbow Hard Cider recipe with new flavors

Strongbow Gold Apple, Honey & Apple varieties also showcase new look
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White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, which acquired import rights to the Strongbow Hard Cider brand in January 2013, is phasing out the original Strongbow Hard Cider recipe in place of the new Strongbow Gold Apple Hard Cider and Strongbow Honey & Apple Hard Cider. In a blind taste test conducted last year by Rogil Research, both men and women noted that they strongly preferred the new crisp, refreshing flavor profile of Strongbow Gold Apple, the company says.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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