After experiencing great success in neighboring states, Switchback Brewing Company has appointed Williams Distributing in Chicopee, Massachusetts, to bring their flagship unfiltered ale, Switchback Ale to Western Massachusetts. Switchback Brewing Company, known for their unfiltered ales, currently has distribution in Vermont, New Hampshire, parts of Upstate New York, Maine and now Western Massachusetts.
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Holland, Michigan-based craft brewery New Holland Brewing Co. has announced plans to distribute their products to four new markets across the Great Plains and into the Rocky Mountains beginning this month. Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa will soon be a part of the brewery’s now 24-state territory for beer, including Washington, D.C. To celebrate, New Holland will be hosting a handful of events in each state in August and September to kick off their launch in Central U.S.
Ninkasi Brewing Company announced two lagers: Oktoberfest, the newest addition to Ninkasi’s Seasonal Release Series, and Venn, the third Prismatic Lager Series release of the year. Both beers will be available throughout Ninkasi’s distribution footprint: Oregon; Washington; Idaho; Montana; California; Alaska; Nevada; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
The enthusiasm for barrel aging was first rekindled nearly a decade ago, when brewers discovered that aging beer in bourbon barrels could add tasty vanilla overtones to their porters and stouts. More recently, some have begun expanding their container repertoire, using barrels that have held everything from Sauternes and Scotch to brandy and rum, seeking flavor notes that range from sour to tannic.
Beverage Industry highlights the latest developments in technology and software that can help keep workers safe in beverage warehouses. Some of the new products include forklift accessories designed to boost the efficiency of a new or existing fork truck while also increasing overall job safety, a flexible temperature controller that offers accurate process control and an app that is designed to facilitate secure communication with all KHS lines and machines equipped with the new ClearLine human-machine interface operating system.
Some of the brightest minds in finance are sounding the alarm about a stock market bubble. They aren't warning of an imminent crash, but their comments should remind investors that the current bull market -- over five years long -- can't last forever.
From a brand-new brewery to an old-school favorite, these 10 Belgian-style breweries are churning out some of Bon Appetit magazine's favorite beers.