Mutual Distributing Company announced that it has added Florida Beer Company to its beer portfolio. In operation since 1997, Florida Beer is one of Florida’s largest craft brewers. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with Mutual Distributing as our statewide partner in North Carolina. We look forward to working with Mutual and introducing our brands to the craft beer enthusiasts of this state,” said Jim Massoni, president and CEO of Florida Beer.
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New Belgium Brewing has partnered with 10 wholesalers in the state of Kentucky and is slated to open that market once its second brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, comes online in late 2015. Earlier plans had New Belgium opening Kentucky and Hawaii in 2014, but robust sales and capacity constraints have pushed plans back until new capacity is complete.
The Center for Alcohol Policy Seventh Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference to be held September 3 – 5, 2014, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, will feature educational sessions led by a wide range of experts in the field of alcohol law – including attorneys, current and former alcohol regulators, academic thought leaders, public health advocates and others.
The Senate voted to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes. The House could accept the Senate's changes or reject them and send the bill back to the Senate. Whichever outcome, a highway funding bill is still expected to clear Congress before lawmakers adjourn for the summer.
The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline decreased 5 cents this week to $3.54 per gallon as of July 28, 11 cents per gallon lower than this time last year, according to this week’s report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The national average price has fallen for four consecutive weeks, and is now the lowest since early March.
Today is International Beer Day! Whether you prefer an ale, lager, stout or even a home brew, today is all about celebrating one of the oldest known beverages on the planet – beer. From popular sellers like Labatt's, Guinness, Budweiser and Miller Lite, or even any of the hundreds of locally made brews, today is your day to kick back, relax and enjoy your favorite beer.