One of my favorite singers Billy Joel sings “A New York State of Mind,” and I was in that same frame of mind during a recent business trip to the Big Apple. I hadn’t been to Manhattan in almost 30 years and marveled at how different it looked. Not only was Times Square considerably cleaner, but what stood out, literally, were the towering digital billboards that flashed advertising, promos for upcoming TV shows, events and movies and more.
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, the international music festival Lollapalooza, which makes a stop each year at Grant Park in Chicago, is an event that always has excited locals and drawn tourists from throughout the country.
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.
Coors Light, Miller Lite combine to deliver flat sales to retail volume
August 2, 2016
London-based SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Co., Denver, reported that its joint venture MillerCoors experienced a second quarter underlying net income decline of 3.8 percent to $468.8 million versus the same period in the prior year.
Just in time for National Root Beer Float Day (Aug. 6) Small Town Brewery, Wauconda, Ill., and Graeter's Ice Cream, Cincinnati, have teamed up to create the ultimate "adult" float featuring the brewer's Not Your Father's Root Beer and Graeter's craft ice creams.
Leuven, Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) released a statement announcing that it has revised the final terms of its offer to acquire the entire issued, and to-be issued, share capital of SABMiller plc, London.
Appointments to take effect upon MillerCoors acquisition
July 25, 2016
Molson Coors Brewing Co., Denver, announced that it has made a number of new leadership appointments that will take effect upon the close of its acquisition of Chicago-based MillerCoors, which is expected before the end of the year, it says.