Surly Brewing Company based in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, has announced Johnson Brothers as its newest Minnesota beer distributor. As consumer demand continues to grow, Surly will work with Johnson Brothers to expand its network of on and off-premise accounts, enhance its brand reach, and find a more efficient way to distribute its beer.
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Sea Tow International, a provider of non-emergency on-water assistance, announced that the Sea Tow Foundation's Life Jacket Loaner Station program kicked off National Safe Boating Week, with a generous donation by Clare Rose. Their donation enables the Sea Tow Foundation to further support the Life Jacket Loaner Station Program. Boaters may borrow life jackets to replace missing or damaged personal flotation devices or use for extra guests on board their boats. "We at Clare Rose pride ourselves with not just being a local business – but by being an integral part of our Long Island community," said Sean Rose, President and CEO of Clare Rose.
The Church Brew Works based in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, is partnering with the suburban Cleveland-based Superior Beverage Group Ltd. to have its beers sold in the Ohio wholesaler’s 31-county territory.
The TTB has issued guidance clarifying that anyone covered by the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act must comply with the advertising restrictions of the FAA Act and its regulations, including advertisements in social media. For beer, these federal requirements in most part depend on whether there is a similar state law, so please examine your state law trade practice requirements on advertisements. In certain instances, distributors may need to amend portions of their websites and disclose certain characteristics like company name and address. Please contact TTB or NBWA with any specific questions you may have.
Marissa Mayer has been busy. Fresh off the heels of the company's Tumblr acquisition, the Yahoo CEO unveiled a major redesign of Flickr, the Yahoo-owned photo site that had lost much of its polish in recent years. Mayer's stated goal was to make Flickr "awesome again."
The U.S. government added $306 billion in new debt during a four-month suspension of the federal borrowing limit, the Treasury Department said but there was no sign on Capitol Hill of any movement toward a budget compromise. The new $16.7 trillion level effectively becomes the new debt limit. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said last week that the department could continue paying the government's bills until after Sept. 2, while the Congressional Budget Office has said the deadline may stretch as late as November, given the recent strength of U.S. revenues.
Americans were more confident in the economy last week than in any week since Gallup began tracking economic confidence daily in 2008. The Gallup Economic Confidence Index rose to -5 last week from -11 the prior week. The current score exceeds the previous weekly high of -8 reached two weeks ago and in early February.
As temps heat up, it’s hard to resist the appeal of a chilled brew, with sweat beads gathering on the bottle or can. Of course, in spring and summer, we tend to gravitate toward light, crisp and refreshing beers for barbecues, campouts, outdoor concerts and such. It’s time to put away the porters and break out the pilsners. Here are a few of City Weekly's Ted Scheffler's favorite summer sippers.
For years, the American beer world has been in love with saisons: dry, fruity ales traditionally made by Belgian farmers in winter, then set aside for quenching thirst during hot summer days in the fields. But while most craft breweries have a saison beer in their rotation, and some even specialize in the style, it has yet to catch on with the general, I.P.A.-swilling public.
Hoppy IPAs get a summery fruit boost with additions of apricot, tangerine and fresh-cut pineapple. Draft Magazine has compiled a list of must-try fruit IPAs.