The National Beer Wholesalers Association – which represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributors – is celebrating a new Gallup poll showing that Americans who drink alcohol choose beer over wine and liquor as the type of alcohol they consume most often. The poll found that 41 percent of U.S. drinkers report they typically drink beer; 31 percent name wine and 23 percent name liquor.
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Sarene Craft Beer Distributors LLC announced that they have partnered with Knee Deep Brewing Company for distribution in New York City and northern New York. Jerry Moore, CEO of Knee Deep, said, “We are looking forward to working with Sarene Craft Beer Distributors to introduce our beers to New York. Both Sarene and Knee Deep are relatively young companies with a shared goal of providing high quality craft beer to New York.”
Seattle Cider Company and Wirtz Beverage have announced a new partnership to bring Seattle Cider’s unique selection of craft ciders to Illinois, beginning August 15. “We’re thrilled to partner with Wirtz Beverage to bring a new type of cider to the cider lovers of Illinois,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder of Seattle Cider Company.
Motorworks Brewing officials announced Wednesday that they will begin distributing their beers to bars and restaurants throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties. The craft brewery in Manatee partnered with Gold Coast Eagle Distributing to deliver their beers to the local market. Gold Coast Eagle is the local distribution company for Manatee and Sarasota Counties and supplies Anheuser-Busch products along with craft and import brews to more than 1,600 retail locations per week.
Facebook rose as much as 6.7 percent to $76.03 at the open in New York, topping the previous intraday high of $72.59 set in March. Fueling the rise: The company showed again that mobile advertisements are powering revenue and profit.
When it comes to filling the fridge and pantry, our trips to the grocery store are no longer our grandmother’s shopping experience. Consumers’ change in spending habits, particularly the way we approach grocery spending, has created an “hourglass shift” in the sector, which has left many traditional stores stuck in the middle and struggling to compete.
The Travel Channel lists its picks for the best beer destinations in North America.