The craft beer movement is picking up in Las Vegas and among those leading the charge is Mark Lawson, beer lover and craft brand manager for distributor Neveda Beverage Company. The Boston native who grew up in Alaska went to his first beer festival when he was 21 and has been hooked ever since.
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Durango Pale Ale has been recognized with a Silver Medal at the 2014 Denver International Beer Competition. Mark Harvey, owner and general manager of Durango Brewing said, “This marks our second year entering this competition and our third medal." Durango Brewing distributes beer throughout Colorado through New Age Beverage, Central Distributing, and Standard Sales.
Macon Beer Company has announced plans to increase its production capacity by 400%, with the installation of new cellaring equipment. Through the expansion, the company will have a capacity to produce beer, which will be enough to distribute to other regions including metro Atlanta, Augusta, and Columbus.
The former head brewer for Christian Moerlein is moving on to create a new brewery, Soapbox Cincinnati reports. Richard Dube, who was the vice president of brewing and quality at Moerlein, resigned from the position in February. Now, he’s launching Braxton Brewing Co. in Covington, Kentucky, in partnership with Evan, Jake and Greg Rouse.
The crisis in Ukraine is hitting Americans -- at the gas pump. The price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks, according to a widely-watched industry survey.
Facebook Inc. will let people know when their friends are nearby via smartphone notifications, adding features for its growing base of mobile users. Consumers can customize the tool, called Nearby Friends, to see a certain group of people for a set period of time, or turn it off completely, the company said in a blog post. Friends will need to have the feature turned on in order to be seen.
Cicerones from SeriousEats.com highlight their picks for the best wheat beer.