This “Tax Day,” April 15, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is releasing a new report highlighting the current state-based alcohol regulatory structure and the three-tier distribution system’s role in effective tax collection and compliance.
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The St. Marys Area United Way has teamed up with local home brewers and area distributors for its Craft Beer Tasting event to raise money for the organization’s annual campaign. Attendees may choose to sample at least 80 different beers being offered at various stations, according to St. Marys Area United Way Director Kris Kronenwetter. Kronenwetter said participating distributors include Crescent Beer, Glenwood Beer, St. Marys Beverage and Ottos of State College. There will be between 60 and 70 different beers from the distributors and about 26 different home brews, she said.
With plans for southern California distribution in April 2014, SanTan Brewing Company is teaming up with Reyes Beverage Group to introduce its southwestern style ales including Devil’s Ale, HopShock IPA, Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer and a SanTan variety pack. SanTan Brewing Company Founder and Brewermaster, Anthony Canecchia, stated, “We believe in true partnerships with friends that are committed to educating, serving and selling craft beer in America. Reyes Beverage Group have undisputedly dedicated their houses to the development of the American craft revolution, which is part of our mission at SanTan Brewing.”
Dogfish Head announced it will make its return to Tennessee, beginning with a soft rollout in Memphis and Chattanooga before expanding distribution statewide in the coming months. The Milton, Deleware-based brewery has partnered with Carter Distributing in Chattanooga and Budweiser of Memphis.
Lakewood Brewing Co., one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in North Texas, has partnered with Andrews Distributing Co. to broaden the availability of the company’s popular brews. The partnership takes full effect May 5 and means that company officials “can focus on making beer,” said Wim Bens, founder and president of Lakewood Brewing. “We will grow significantly faster than we would have if we were doing everything on our own,” said Bens.
U.S. stocks declined, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index erasing an earlier rally, as concern about tension in Ukraine and weaker-than-forecast economic data offset earnings from Johnson & Johnson and Coca-Cola Co.
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