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.
New sessionable available in Fall Orchard Sampler Variety Pack
August 16, 2016
Angry Orchard, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., announced the launch of Easy Apple, its newest less-sweet hard cider. Easy Apple offers consumers an easy-drinking hard cider option from Angry Orchard that’s lower in calories and sessionable, the company says. The hard cider will be introduced in six-packs in select states this month, includingWashington State,Oregon,Idaho,Montana,ArkansasandRhode Island. Easy Apple also will be available nationwide in the Angry Orchard Fall Orchard Sampler Variety Pack, it adds.
White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA celebrated the official first run of Red Stripe to come off the line in Jamaica. Following the acquisition of a controlling stake of the brand in October 2015, Heineken has been working toward repatriation of the production of Red Stripe beer from North America back to the brand’s home country of Jamaica, it says.
Comprehensive program includes an online Strongbow Flavor Quiz
August 15, 2016
This fall, Strongbow Hard Apple Cider, a brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, announced that it will inspire legal-drinking-aged consumers to add more flavor to their harvest season with Strongbow’s range of flavors in a new marketing campaign. The comprehensive program also will include national TV advertisements, social media support, interactive applications, sampling and more, the company says.
It’s not uncommon to hear mainstream media toss around phrases like “a new era” or “the next frontier.” The frequency of their usage can sometimes fall upon deaf ears; however, members of the beverage market should not ignore these phrases when it comes to latest in food and beverage labeling laws.
Chicago-based MillerCoors, the joint-venture between London-based SAB Miller plc and Denver-based Molson Coors Brewing Co., released its 2016 Sustainability Report, providing a comprehensive review of the company's 2015 efforts in the areas of alcohol responsibility, environmental stewardship and community investment.
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