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As Craft Category Crowds, Shmaltz Reconfigures its Distribution Network

“The company’s most recent transition, in Massachusetts, saw Shmaltz distribution rights sold by Atlantic Importing to Horizon Beverage, which is part of the Revolution Beverage Group network of family-owned distributorships. Shmaltz has made a number of similar moves in places like Arizona (from Crescent Crown to Arizona Beer & Cider), Florida (from Brown Distributing to […]

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Founders Brewing adds Washington, Idaho, Oregon

“Founders Brewing announced today that they will be expanding their distribution territory with the help of the Great Artisan Beverage network of wholesalers. The Grand Rapids based brewery will expand to the state of Washington first, starting in January of 2017. Idaho and Oregon will follow in February of 2017.” Read more here: Founders Brewing adds […]

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Upland Brewing Co. expands Sour program to Boston

“In May, Upland Brewing Co. opened the Wood Shop—its dedicated wood-aged sour ale brewery, allowing their brewers to continue innovating with new beers, blends, and ingredients. The expansion has also allowed Upland to bring new American sours to new markets—beginning with Boston. “We decided to start with Boston because it’s a great city with an […]

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New Belgium Announces Distribution in Massachusetts in 2017

“The Fort Collins-based, bike-friendly brewery announced today that it will begin distribution throughout the Bay State starting February 13, 2017. (The company has a second production brewery located in Asheville, North Carolina.) That puts New Belgium — the fourth-largest craft brewer as defined by the Brewers Association, which produced 914,063 barrels of beer in 2015 […]

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Empire Exports Brews To Beijing

“Katleski has said that China is about 20 years behind the United States in terms of craft beer, so he saw an opportunity to do business and be one of the first breweries in the States to bring craft beer to China. He hired Jing Zhang, a native of China living in Syracuse, to help […]

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Ghostfish Brewing to begin distribution in Eastern Washington and beyond

“Seattle’s first gluten-free brewery began operations in early 2015. Later that year Ghostfish Brewing won two of the three medals awarded for gluten-free beer at the Great American Beer Festival, the nation’s most prestigious, and largest, judged beer competition. Since then, more awards and accolades have followed. At the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship, Ghostfish swept […]

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Zaftig Brewing and its big beers now in Northeast Ohio

“”We’re very, very different,” he said. “We don’t make anything under 7 percent. We concentrate on big, heavy dark beers, if not black. I don’t so much focus on the hop bills of these beers. It’s more grain bills, malt bills, of these beers.” He said he is not out “to make a million bucks. […]

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Breckenridge Brewery Expands to Las Vegas

““Our strategy since opening our new Littleton brewery last year has been to supply much-needed beer to our existing distribution partners first. Now that we’re catching up with our backlog, we’re thrilled to be able to quench Nevada’s thirst for some fine Colorado ales,” shared George O’Neill, Director of Sales and Marketing for Breckenridge Brewery” […]

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JDub’s now interviewing distributors in Georgia

“In the near future, JDub’s beers will be available in Georgia. JDub’s is currently interviewing distributors in the Peach State and we hope to be on shelves in stores and on draft lines soon. Recent IRI data gives us optimism for the expansion, which shows that over the past month, JDub’s is the #1 selling […]

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Beer distributor eyes former Cargill plant (NY)

“A facility shuttered by Cargill last year could be revived as a cold-storage warehousing and transportation hub for a regional beer distributor. TJ Sheehan Distributing, a major label and craft brew beer wholesaler that covers much of upstate New York from its Liverpool base, submitted an application Thursday to the Genesee County Economic Development Center […]

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Central Waters Brewing Co. beers land in Michigan’s Oakland and Macomb counties

““Powers Distributing is pleased to add these unique, specialty brews from Central Waters to our craft beer portfolio, and bring them to Oakland and Macomb counties,” said Jeff Bright, director of marketing, Powers Distributing. “Central Waters is also an extremely environmentally conscious company, something we too value at Powers making this partnership a strong fit.”” […]

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Soltado Tequila Expands Distribution Footprint

“After achieving record growth over the past 11 months, Soltado Spicy Añejo Tequila, the brand’s 100% blue Weber agave, Serrano chile and Mexican cinnamon infused expression, has achieved millions of views from readers of national and international food and beverage publications, as well as garnering their own loyal, spice-loving fans-now nearly 22,000 on Facebook alone. […]

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