Bell’s Brewery will add distribution to Southern California in February 2015. The brewery has signed a partnership with Craft Beer Guild Distributing of California - Los Angeles. “We are constantly addressing capacity constraints and building on last May’s initial launch in San Diego, along with growth at our Comstock Brewery, we are able to gradually increase distribution,” said Laura Bell, Bell’s vice president.
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Drewrys Brewing Co. in South Bend, Indiana, has entered into a distribution agreement with Fabiano Brothers to bring Drewrys lager beer to Central and Northern Michigan. “When we heard that Drewrys was back in business, we were excited to try out the beer, and we knew right away this would be a must-have for our portfolio,” said Tom Clark, Fabiano Brothers director of sales and marketing-select brands. “It’s a great tasting lager and we’re pleased to be able to bring it to Michigan retailers.”
High Country Beverage continued their long-term commitment to helping children with cancer by sponsoring a number of fundraising initiatives throughout 2014 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Their efforts resulted in a donation to St. Jude, and the funds will be used toward research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. “St. Jude paves the way on treating and beating pediatric cancer,” said Steve Nichols, president of High Country Beverage. “We’re proud to support St. Jude and their innovative cancer research and saving children’s lives.”
Classic beer styles were revived, new beer styles were solidified, pint glasses got sophisticated and everything got sour. It was a big year for craft beer. Here is a look at Paste Magazine's favorite beer trends of 2014.
New Year drinkers have been warned about fake vodka containing toxins, including chemicals used to make anti-freeze, that could make them go blind. High levels of methanol and industrial solvents have been found in counterfeit vodka seized by trading standards officers across the country in recent weeks.
Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefits applications dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000. That is the lowest level since late October.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen isn’t likely to change monetary policy because of transitory influences on prices coming from abroad. She’s also not inclined to tolerate a long period of above-target inflation as a way of making up for years of little change in living costs.
A dramatic liberalization of the Internet address system means that people can set up websites and email addresses ending in .photography, .london, .gift, .beer and .restaurant. And since they started arriving early in 2014, the virtual land grab has begun. New Web and email address options exploded this year with 469 new top-level domain names. Next year, Google, Amazon and 10 others will bid for rights to oversee .app.