As Americans prepare to celebrate Labor Day, the National Beer Wholesalers Association is recognizing the contributions of the men and women of the beer distribution industry whose work positively impacts the nation’s economy.
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Mexican beer has come a long way since that first beer you ordered from the imported side of the menu in 1981, when beers like Corona were first made available in the U.S. Advances have taken place both in the cerveza artesanal world and the macro-brewed mainstream Mexican beer world.
A new wholesaler set to open in Houston will handle local distribution for Austin’s Rogness Brewing Co. beginning in October. Timothy Zawinsky, founder/president of Bluebonnet Distributing, says the company finished raising capital this summer and will begin operations this fall. Bluebonnet, which lists Rogness as its only client so far, lists a worthy purpose in the "About Us" section of its website: “We founded Bluebonnet with a simple goal in mind – to help bring the craft beers people love to Houston.”
Knee Deep Brewing Company is now on its way to Long Island. Clare Rose will distribute Knee Deep Beers throughout Long Island. "The addition of Clare Rose to our distribution network not only makes our beer available to Long Island craft lovers, but also finalizes our expansion in New York state," said Jerry Moore, CEO of Knee Deep. "Our goal is to establish partnerships with professional, high quality distributors and we feel we’ve certainly accomplished that with Clare Rose," said Moore.
Whether you reach for the amber and sudsy or the chocolatey and thick, every beer drinker has a favorite brand. In the Bay Area alone, there are dozens of breweries churning out craft beer for customers near and far. The San Francisco Business Times talked to beer experts in the Bay Area to see what the latest beer trends will be.
The American economy is gaining renewed momentum, with data released this week suggesting strong demand by businesses for airplanes, machinery and other manufactured items, as well as rising confidence among consumers, despite a cooling in the housing market.
Facebook announced that it has adjusted the way users see articles on its site to reduce what it called “click bait” — items that tempt readers with a beguiling headline, but don’t deliver much more.
SeriousEats.com consulted a few of their favorite Certified Cicerones to list their picks for the best American pale ales.