Now in operation for nearly 70 years, the Hand Family Companies, Clarksville, Tenn., has grown from humble beginnings to becoming a multi-state beer and beverage distributor operating seven plants in three states, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois.
Planters Peanuts, a brand of The Kraft Heinz Co., Pittsburgh and Chicago, launched Mr. IPA-Nut, the company’s first foray into the craft beer market. Citing a study conducted by 1Q from July, 64 percent of men agree nuts are the best salty snack to pair with beer, the company says.
Whether it’s the repeal of Prohibition, legalization of cannabis and its impact on the alcohol industry, or the ways in which eCommerce is impacting the sale and distribution of beer, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) has been on the pulse of many hot-button topics during the past 81 years.
Beer brand partners with Cat De Orio, Barilla Pasta
August 29, 2018
Birra Moretti, a brand of White Plains N.Y.-based Heineken USA, announced that the brand’s What’s More Italian summer program includes a partnership with former "Check, Please!" Host Cat De Orio and Barilla Pasta Executive Chef Lorenzo Boni to encourage legal-drinking-age consumers to enjoy Birra Moretti and Italian cuisine with friends and family at home or at other social get-togethers this summer.
Over the past 25 years, it’s been quite a journey to build New Glarus Brewing Co. into a successful craft brewery that annually brews 250,000 barrels of such iconic beers as Spotted Cow, Moon Man and Two Women from two brewery locations in the tiny town of New Glarus, Wis. (population 2,000).
Sometimes you want to take care of your own backyard. That’s essentially the reason that Boston-based Harpoon Brewery — now the 18th largest craft brewer in the country, according to the Brewers Association, operates a separate distribution business to serve its home market.
The state has become increasingly popular as craft brewers open up shop
July 17, 2018
Known for its world-class workforce and friendly regulatory environment, North Carolina has long been an agricultural and food manufacturing behemoth. But as the craft beer industry continues to gain steam, the state’s reputation has shifted to include high-volume, quality beer production in its already impressive offering.
Beverage Industry’s August issue features the latest trends in digital marketing and how it connects consumers to their favorite brands. This issue also features an in-depth look into the energy drinks category, the club store channel and immune health ingredients. Per usual, we also featured the latest products, packaging and machinery.
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