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Tin Man Brewing Co. offers four of its craft beers in cans

Craft brewer works with Rexam for packaging

Tin Man Brewing Co., Evansville, Ind., released four of its core craft beers in 16-ounce cans from Rexam Beverage Can Americas, Chicago. The craft brewer noted that it chose to package its Circuit Bohemian Pilsner, Alloy American Pale Ale, River Irish Red Ale and Overlord Imperial IPA in cans because it is the ideal package for craft beer.


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Anheuser-Busch emphasizes importance of balanced portfolio

Beer company plans to focus on new product innovation this year

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (AB), a division of AB InBev, hosted media members at its headquarters during the fourth quarter of 2014.


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Anheuser-Busch test-launches Bud Light Button

App allows consumers to order cases of beer for delivery with touch of a button

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (AB) is bringing consumers a new way to order and enjoy Bud Light with its Bud Light Button beer delivery app, which it currently is test-launching in the Washington, D.C., market. When using the app, consumers of legal drinking age can order Bud Light with the touch of a button, and they might even have an “Up for Whatever” experience accompany the special deliveries made through the app.


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Dos Equis launches retail, on-premise contest

Dos Equis Marks the Spot campaign designed to boost beer sales during slower months

Dos Equis, a premium Mexican beer brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA Inc., introduced a new, fully integrated digital retail and on-premise promotion aimed at driving sales during a period when beer sales typically hit a lull, the brand says. Dos Equis Marks the Spot will run from Feb. 1 through the end of March, with targeted digital platforms and in-store elements inviting consumers to participate in a daily virtual treasure hunt to locate the brand’s famous XXs for the chance to win the “most interesting” winter experiences.


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Anheuser-Busch announces Super Bowl XLIX ads

Three ads spotlight Budweiser, Bud Light

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (AB) announced that it will feature three ads spotlighting its Budweiser and Bud Light brands during the NBC broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1.


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Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean

For a limited time, Stone Brewing Co. is bringing back its winter beer: Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean.


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Kona Brewing Co. releases small-batch series

Craft brewer will host launch parties to raise funds for Hawaii nonprofits

In celebration of its 21st anniversary, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii-based Kona Brewing Co. created a special series of small-batch beers that will be available only throughout Hawaii.


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Sonoma Cider appoints 2 VPs of sales

Hard cider company also adds 2 California distributors

Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg, Calif., added two new members to its sales team. James Williams was appointed senior vice president of sales overseeing six sales team members, and Ken Komar was named vice president of sales for the company’s Central territory, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.


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Where does the U.S. rank in per-capita beer consumption?

Kirin Holdings Co. Ltd. lists per-capita beer consumption by country

When you think of the top beer-consuming nations, countries renowned for their breweries and pubs — like Germany or Ireland — likely come to mind.


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Craft beer boasts fastest revenue growth of all alcohol segments

Seasonal beers could bring more female drinkers to segment

Within the past decade, the shift in consumer demand for variety and “local” beverages has resulted in a craft beer revolution in the United States.


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Berghoff Stock Ale debut

Chicago-based Berghoff Brewery hosted a Berghoff Happy Hour to celebrate the release of its new Berghoff Stock Ale. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

Louis Glunz Beer Inc. Global Beer Expo

Louis Glunz Beer Inc., a Chicago area beer and hard cider distributor, hosted its 20th Global Beer Expo on April 14 in Rosemont, Ill. The expo enabled attendees to meet more than 50 brewers and sample more than 200 beverages sold by the distributor. (Photos by Stephanie Cernivec)

Related: Wholesaler of the Year: Louis Glunz Beer Inc.

Brunswicks Buffalo Grove VIP Preview Event

Brunswick’s Buffalo Grove and Tavern ‘45 host special guests at its VIP Preview Event on Oct. 14, 2013. The complimentary charity event benefited Clearbrook and the Special Olympics of Illinois. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

A Most Interesting Masquerade by Dos Equis

Heineken’s Dos Equis brand partnered with RedEye Chicago to host the RedEye Masquerade Ball on Oct. 24, 2013, in Chicago. The event included masked attendees, culinary adventures and, of course, Dos Equis beer and Dos Equis cocktails. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

Baderbrau Beer & Bacon Dinner

Craft beer brand Baderbräu pairs its beers with bacon-infused dishes by Chef Monica Sharma at a special dinner Nov. 5, 2013, in Chicago. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

Related story: Baderbrau pairs craft beers with bacon

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Craft Spirits & Beer Trade Day

1/30/15
Miami Beach, FL
United States

Craft Spirits & Beer Trade Day will connect artesian distilleries and breweries with trade players and the general public through a program of tastings, networking and seminars.

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Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America

4/14/15
Portland, OR
United States

The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) is one of few industry events that serves both brewpubs and consumer packaged goods breweries.

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National Beer Wholesalers Association Legislative Conference

4/26/15
Washington, DC
United States

Each year, the Legislative Conference provides distributors with the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and to educate members of Congress about the importance of effective state-based alcohol regulation, and more.

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2015 ASBC Annual Meeting

6/13/15
La Quinta Resort & Club
La Quinta, CA
United States
The ASBC Annual Meeting features the latest in brewing science. Read More

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Great American Beer Festival

9/24/15
Denver, CO
United States

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition

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2015 Master Brewers Association (MBAA) Annual Conference

10/7/15
Hyatt Regency
Jacksonville, FL
United States
Learn about the latest in brewing processes and technologies. Read More

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National Beer Wholesalers Association Annual Convention

10/11/15
Las Vegas, NV
United States

NBWA’s Annual Convention is designed to provide valuable education programs and important networking opportunities for the beer industry.

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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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The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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