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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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A-B to release Johnny Appleseed Hard Apple Cider

New alcohol beverage marks A-B’s first wholly new brand in 8 years
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St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (A-B), the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev, will release its new Johnny Appleseed Hard Apple Cider brand nationwide April 7. Inspired by the legendary adventurer and storyteller, Johnny Appleseed Hard Apple Cider features a refreshingly sweet flavor with a crisp apple bite, the company says.


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Brewers Association reports 2013 craft beer growth

Volume and sales reach record levels as market share surpasses 7 percent
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The Brewers Association (BA), Boulder, Colo., released 2013 data about U.S. craft beer industry. Craft beer rose 18 percent in volume sales, representing a total of 15.6 million barrels, and increased 20 percent in retail dollar value, making the segment the primary growth driver in the beer industry, according to the BA.


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Angry Orchard Green Apple

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The Boston Beer Co. added Angry Orchard Green Apple to its lineup of year-round hard ciders.


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Stone Go To IPA

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Stone Brewing Co. added Stone Go To IPA to its year-round lineup.


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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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