The Daily Brew

9-2-14

The National Beer Wholesalers Association and Fintech today announced a strategic partnership aimed at growing the number of beer industry payments conducted via electronic funds transfer.

9-2-14

Spicy food and beer are made for each other. Heat and hops can go together, too. USA Today beer columnist Mike Snider discusses the trend of chili-infused beer.

9-2-14

Mims Distributing Company, a beer distributor based in Raleigh, North Carolina, announced that it will partner in the second annual Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company’s Canoes for a Cause campaign, a volunteer litter cleanup event, this Saturday at Lake Johnson in Wake County. CEO of Mims Distributing Company Chip Mims said, “We value our partnership with Leinenkugel because they share our same passion for giving back to the community. We’re honored to have John Leinenkugel join us for Saturday’s event and we encourage everyone to volunteer and get involved as we clean up Lake Johnson.”

9-2-14

For Eric Costilla and Adrian Buitron, the adage that one man's trash is another's treasure is the foundation of their budding business. Under the company name Team Beer Hats, the San Antonio duo crafts cowboy hats and cowboy visors from hand — out of beer boxes. What was once a hobby — a backyard joke, even — has since become a new business venture. The two have met with a local beer distributor in hopes of getting more supplies and want to get their hats “officially licensed.”

9-2-14

Dollar General has raised its bid for Family Dollar slightly, to about $9.1 billion. Family Dollar, which had agreed to an $8.5 billion bid from smaller rival Dollar Tree in July, last month rejected Dollar General's unsolicited bid, saying it doubted that a deal with its larger rival would be approved on antitrust grounds. But Dollar General said Wal-Mart's dominance in the market determines pricing on many items sold in the various dollar stores, so it doesn't think a combination of Dollar General and Family Dollar would hurt customers.

9-2-14

One year ago, Kannah Creek Brewing Company of Grand Junction, Colorado, started bottling and distributing their beers throughout Colorado. They have now expanded distribution into Arizona by partnering with Young’s Market Company of Arizona.

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