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Corona Light to expand draft distribution nationally

Corona Extra will debut on draft in test markets
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Crown Imports LLC, a Chicago-based division of Constellation Brands, announced that its Corona Light brand will expand on draft in more than 35 U.S. markets, and its Corona Extra brand will make its debut on draft in three test markets.


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Busch Signature Copper Lager

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Anheuser-Busch, the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev, introduced Busch Signature Copper Lager in 12 Midwestern states.


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Budweiser reveals ‘Rise As One’ 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign

Beer campaign includes TV ads, special-edition packaging
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In anticipation of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser brand revealed “Rise As One,” a global creative campaign on behalf of its sponsorship of the tournament.


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Miller Fortune

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MillerCoors LLC, a joint venture of SABMiller and Molson Coors, launched Miller Fortune lager to help the beer category regain share of the market that has been lost to spirits, wine and their drinking occasions, says Karina Diehl, communications manager for the Miller family of brands and multicultural brands.


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Anheuser-Busch focuses on success in retail channels

A-B's retail lab, Your BPA platform present personalized approaches to beer merchandising
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Following steady performance in 2012, beer sales are proving to be a bright spot in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market.


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Anheuser-Busch to purchase Blue Point Brewing Co.

Acquisition adds 40 craft beers to A-B’s portfolio
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St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (A-B), the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev, announced it has agreed to purchase Blue Point Brewing Co., a Long Island, N.Y.-based craft brewer that has more than 40 beers and sales concentrated along the East Coast. The move will bring additional resources to Blue Point's operations, allowing it to meet growing consumer demand for its brands, A-B says. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


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New Holland Brewing Co. collaborates for Carhartt’s 125th anniversary

Commemorative craft beer set for fall release
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Holland, Mich.-based New Holland Brewing Co. announced a collaboration with Carhartt, a Dearborn, Mich.-based work wear brand, to brew a craft beer in honor of the clothing manufacturer’s 125th anniversary. The new brew will pay tribute to the hard-working people who wear Carhartt clothing, the companies say.


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MillerCoors introduces Miller Fortune to battle spirits, wine

Lager will hit the market in mid-February, company says
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MillerCoors, Chicago, will launch Miller Fortune lager in mid-February to help the beer category regain share of the market that has been lost to spirits, wine and their drinking occasions, says Karina Diehl, communications manager for the Miller family of brands and multicultural brands.


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Diageo plc reports half-year financial results

Spirits-, beer-, wine-maker sees strong growth in super-, ultra-premium brands
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Diageo plc, London, reported interim financial results for the six months ended Dec. 31, 2013. Following 2.2 percent growth in the first quarter, net sales grew 1.8 percent in the first half of the fiscal year, supported by 4.6 percent growth in North America, the company reports. Sales in emerging markets also were up 1.3 percent, but were negatively impacted by weakness in China and Nigeria, and sales in Western Europe were down 1 percent, continuing the improvement trend seen in the first quarter.


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Anheuser-Busch releases Super Bowl commercial teaser

“Hero’s Welcome” spot supports U.S. military
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St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser brand released a teaser trailer for its “Hero’s Welcome” commercial, which will premiere Feb. 2 during Super Bowl XLVIII. This 60-second advertisement, which is one of five Anheuser-Busch Super Bowl commercials running this year, continues Budweiser’s long-standing support of the U.S. military and celebrates returning troops, 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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