The Daily Brew

11-21-14

Funky Buddha Brewery will begin selling its beers in retail stores starting December 10. The brewery plans to produce more than 600,000 cases of six-packs and 12-ounce bottles by the end of 2016. West Palm Beach, Florida-based Brown Distributing will distribute the bottles to stores throughout Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties as well as the Orlando, Tampa and Northern Florida areas.

11-21-14

Since launching in June, One Tree cidery of Spokane Valley, Washington, has produced ciders flavored with ginger, lemon, cinnamon, cranberry and fresh hops. One Tree continues to grow. Six months in, the cidery has already moved into a larger facility and partnered with Click Distributing East. Click Distributing East will place its ciders in stores, bars and restaurants from Coeur d’Alene to Ellensburg.

11-21-14

Pabst Brewing Company has completed its sale to the newly formed Blue Ribbon – a company formed by beer entrepreneur Eugene Kashper and the San Francisco-based TSG Consumer Partners LLC. The deal was confirmed by Kashper in September and backed by TSG Consumer Partners, an American private equity firm, who have together formed Blue Ribbon, the parent company of Pabst. Financial terms of the contract have not been confirmed, but insiders at the New York Times placed the deal at being worth “more than $700 million in cash.”

11-21-14

Even if you haven’t yet fallen into the craft beer rabbit hole — a warren of minutia and terminology that can make even a brewer’s head spin — it’s helpful to get a grasp on some of the more common terms that beer writers and beer geeks use to discuss the beverage that enthralls them. The Los Angeles Times lists six beer terms you should know.

11-21-14

Most people stick to what they know when shopping for beer, cautious to guess wrong and end up with a 6-pack they don't like. A new app, Next Glass, is trying to fix that. The concept behind Next Glass is simple: You hold your phone up to a beer, and the app scans it and presents you with a score based on your preferences. When you open the app for the first time, you're asked to rate a handful of beer brands. Next Glass only needs five or so ratings to start building a preference profile for you.

11-21-14

Consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay. Other reports provided evidence of economic strength, as housing sales rose, applications for unemployment benefits declined, manufacturing in the mid-Atlantic states gained strength and an index designed to forecast growth moved higher.

11-21-14

It's going to take longer to get to that turkey and dressing this year. That's the message from experts who say that an improving economy, more disposable income, consumer optimism and low gas prices are combining to create the biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in years.

11-21-14

President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves.

11-21-14

It’s no surprise that beer lovers today insist on inviting beer to Thanksgiving dinner. With craft breweries in America being more popular than ever, there’s probably no more exciting time to pair turkey with one of the amazingly complex beers out there. To find some less conventional recommendations, the Huffington Post turned to Brendon O’Brien, a craft beer and bar manager, for his perfect pairings.

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