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8-22-14

Starting in July, Ithaca Beer will round out their product availability in the entire state of Pennsylvania by adding Ace Distributing to its roster. Ace will bring Ithaca Beer to bars, restaurants and stores in Adams, Lancaster and York County in Pennsylvania. "We are excited to partner with Ace Distributing as well as expanding our distribution footprint further into Pennyslvania," said Chirsan Lichtenstein, sales manager at Ithaca Beer Co.

8-22-14

Deschutes Brewery is continuing its eastward expansion. The Bend, Oregon-based company announced plans to broaden its distribution in three Michigan cities — Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing — this October. Its foray into Michigan with wholesaler partner West Side Beer Distributing will be the last major market expansion the brewery takes on in 2014. “We’ve been preparing for expanding our distribution area over the past few years, but we always want to make sure we can provide adequate supply to our entire footprint,” said Stacy Denbow, the brewery’s expansion manager. “We are keeping a close eye on capacity, and that’s why we are focusing only on the western portion of Michigan at this point.”

8-22-14

Baderbräu has announced its new distribution partner, Louis Glunz Beer, Inc., one of the oldest craft and specialty beer distributors. “We are thrilled to work with Louis Glunz Beer, Inc.,“ said Baderbräu Founder Rob Sama.  “With their proven track record at building brands, and Baderbräu continuing to build momentum in Chicago, we could not have asked for a better partner.”

8-22-14

The N.C. Craft Brewers Guild announced the effort to make a “statewide collaboration beer”. The idea is to create a single beer using all N.C. ingredients and input from a group of N.C. brewers. The beer will be used to represent the state at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver in October. 

8-22-14

A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones. North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the general public this season. They're among 21 on-campus football stadiums where any fan of legal age can grab a brew. That's more than twice as many as five years ago.

8-22-14

This week Kerala appeared to be on course to adopt a key tenet of the Gujarat model: prohibition. The state, which has the highest per capita consumption of alcohol in India, has announced a massive clampdown on availability of liquor with an aim to be free of booze in 10 years. CM Oommen Chandy said his state will now restrict liquor bars to five star hotels, and the states' 400-odd retail alcohol shops.

8-22-14

First, they ditched land telephone lines. Then they cut the cable-TV cord. Now, millennials are chucking their checkbooks and cash. Venmo is a peer-to-peer mobile payment tool that allows the nearly instantaneous settlement of debt. Run by EBay Inc., the application has gained in popularity among 20-somethings, with the request to “Venmo me” becoming an increasingly common payment directive.

8-22-14

SeriousEats.com highlights 6 beers to stock your refrigerator with that are perfect for all different types of food pairings.

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