The Daily Brew

4-23-14

Matesich Distributing Co. tries to bring speakers to Ohio schools every year to speak to students around the time of prom and graduation, said Kelly Dyar, special events and marketing outreach coordinator for the company. Sarah Panzau was the most recent speaker through the Anheuser-Busch Community Speakers program, which delivers messages of responsibility and respect for the law to students, parents, educators, community groups and military personnel around the country. “Even if you can just change one life, you’ve made a difference,” Dyar said. Dyar has worked with several of Anheuser-Busch’s community speakers over the years, but she said Evans offers one of the most moving presentations.

4-23-14

Del Papa Distributing Co. has partnered with Firestone Walker Brewing Co., opening much of Southeast Texas to the Californians and continuing the Paso Robles brewery’s march through the Lone Star state. In Del Papa, Firestone Walker has found another major wholesaler with multiple distribution centers. Like Houston-based Silver Eagle, which carries the brand here, Del Papa is a predominantly Anheuser-Busch operation that has been rapidly expanding its craft portfolio.

4-23-14

OneIllinois’ Chicago Cluster announced the introduction of Wisconsin Brewing Company into the Chicagoland market. Wisconsin Brewing Company’s craft beers will appear during Chicago Craft Beer Week, May 15-25, 2014, joining in the celebration of amazing craft beers produced in America. 

4-23-14

The popularity of craft beers in our backyard has risen unabated for over 15 years. As proof of craft beer's growing mainstream acceptance, the expanded third-annual Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week festivities unfold from April 25 through May 4. “It all started a few years ago when local beer geeks, craft brewers and industry folks followed the lead of other cities by stepping up and collaborating,” says industry veteran Tony “Beerman” Knipling of Vecenie Distributing Co.

4-23-14

The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last three decades.

4-23-14

Being active on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook is kind of like having a basement in the suburbs. These accounts can quickly become so cluttered that you might as well shut the door and say goodbye — you’re never finding anything you need again. But social accounts can be kept tidy with some occasional attention. And what better time for cleansing and renewal than spring? The New York Times highlights some tips for cleaning out your feeds and timelines and making social platforms more useful

4-23-14

He plays a bumbling dad on ABC’s “Modern Family,” but in Salt Lake City Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur. Burrell has just opened Beer Bar, a beer garden-like eatery that serves 150 beers paired up with an array of house-made bratwursts, local breads and Belgian fries. The restaurant, which has high ceilings and long tables and benches to evoke that Bavarian beer hall feel, is next door to the cocktail bar Burrell co-owns with an equally simple name, Bar X.

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