Figueroa Mountain Brewing, one of California’s faster-growing, but relatively unknown, craft breweries, has announced a slew of expansion plans that include a new international presence and partnering with a local beer wholesaler. The brewery is partnering with a wholesaler at home so it can focus more intently on production. Having recently reached the 20,000-barrel per year benchmark, the company has partnered with Pacific Beverage Company for coverage ranging from San Luis Obispo to Orange County, California.
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3 Stars Brewing has selected Premium Distributors of Washington, D.C., to distribute 3 Stars Brewing's beers across the District of Columbia. Craft Sales Manager Ryan Curley said, "We are extremely excited to be partnering up with 3 Stars brewing. They have a knack for using fresh local ingredients and pushing the boundaries of beer styles, while making sure that quality is always number one."
Executive Vice President Sam von Trapp, along with head brewer J.P. Williams and the rest of the Trapp brewing team plan to open a hole in the new brewery's roof. Cranes will lower in a 50-barrel brewhouse boiler that, along with new fermenters and lagering tanks, will increase the brewery's production from 2,000 barrels annually to about 50,000 over the course of the next couple years. "Right now we're focusing on getting the production going," von Trapp said. That means expanding the distribution of Trapp's flagship Helles, Vienna, Dunkel and Pilsner lagers — as well as its regular seasonals — into New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Sawtooth Brewery is celebrating its third anniversary on November 8. This year has been a banner year for Sawtooth Brewery. On the business side, production is up 38% this year after launching 22 oz. bottles with Watkins Distribution in Southern Idaho and BRJ Distributing in Boise and McCall.
Valar Morghulis isn't brewed in the Seven Kingdoms, but it tastes like it could be. The beer is the fourth and most recent release in Cooperstown, New York-based Brewery Ommegang's line of beers inspired by "Game of Thrones," the hit HBO fantasy show based on the "Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels by Bayonne native George R.R. Martin.
In bars and restaurants around the country this fall, touchdowns and home runs will be celebrated in a new way: with Bud Light and Budweiser beer tap handles and neon lights that flash and display messages every time the home team hits pay dirt in the end zone or crosses home plate. This unique form of revelry is the result of collaboration between Anheuser-Busch, Sprint and Mesh Systems.
Many Democrats who are fighting to win re-election next week were swept into office with President Obama in 2008, with the help of millennial voters. Now, more than half of likely 18-29 year-old voters want a Republican-led Congress, according to a new poll from the Harvard University Institute of Politics. It’s a marked shift for the youngest and largest generation of voters, who have supported Democrats reliably since 2004.
After an even faster pace of growth in the spring, the higher-than-expected advance in gross domestic product — a measure of all the goods and services produced in the United States — was driven by gains across the board, bolstered by an unusual burst of military spending and a more favorable trade balance.
With histories that date back hundreds of years, it’s no wonder some of the world’s oldest bars, pubs and hotels are home to some of the spookiest ghost stories on earth. The Spirits Business lists the top 10 most haunted bars.
Imperial IPAs, imperial stouts, imperial lagers, pumpkin ales, and sours: if you go into any beer-focused bar or bottle shop, 'imperial' is one word that you'll certainly see a lot. Craft brewers over the past decade or two have been known to say "the bigger the better," and "go hard or go home," and brew their amped-up beers accordingly. SeriousEats.com lists nine imperial brews to try.