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8-28-14

Heretic Brewing announced their new distribution agreement with Bella Vista Beer. Heretic expects beers to be pouring out of taps in Pennsylvania bars in the next few weeks soon.

8-28-14

Coors Light is now the official beer of the Fighting Illini, thanks to a four-year deal struck between MillerCoors and the University. Orange and Blue Distributing Company, founded in 1898 in Champaign, serves as the regional distributor for MillerCoors. As the distributor, Orange and Blue will be able to use the University logo on its point of sale activity. 

8-28-14

India's embattled alcoholic beverage industry has pulled out a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report outlining the adverse impact of 'blunt' measures like prohibition on alcohol after Kerala last week unveiled a plan to rid the state of liquor. The WHO 2014 report on alcohol and health revealed that 50% of the alcohol consumed in India is unrecorded and is part of the non-tax paid, non-commercial and counterfeit activity. It argued that measures such as prohibition led to excessive restrictions creating risks to consumers, constraining commercial and consumer freedoms, and exacerbating black market. 

8-28-14

Magline, makers of lightweight route distribution solutions, introduced a new product. The Self-stabilizer Hand Truck improves both ergonomic safety and productivity. Magline, Inc. will be exhibiting the Self-stabilizer Hand Truck at booth #205 during the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s 77th Annual Convention. The convention will take place September 28 - October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

8-28-14

Gas prices usually drop in the fall. This year, prices at the pump began falling in early summer and kept on heading down, resulting in the cheapest holiday weekend for gas since 2010.

8-28-14

The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with more of the growth being driven by domestic demand and less by restocking by businesses.

8-28-14

Ready for some lessons about a favorite beverage? New textbooks will keep you engaged. Beer’s rising popularity has brought with it an avalanche of books aimed at elevating consumer knowledge. The Star Tribune highlights four new books that will up your beer knowledge.

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