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March 22, 2011

Beers that were highlighted in Samuel Adams' annual homebrew contest last year now are available in a six-pack.

BOSTON — Beers that were highlighted in Samuel Adams' annual homebrew contest last year now are available in a six-pack.

The company said that the 2011 Samuel Adams LongShot American Homebrew Contest - Category 23 Variety six-pack has hit store shelves. The variety pack includes two bottles each of Richard Roper's Friar Hop Ale, Rodney Kibzey's Blackened Hops and Caitlin DeClercq's Honey B's Lavender Wheat, which all were named winners in Samuel Adams LongShot American Homebrew Contest in 2010.

March 8, 2011

Two years after launching a nonalcoholic beer in its native Japan, Kirin Brewery said it was taking the hit beverage for a test run in the United States.

TOKYO — Two years after launching a nonalcoholic beer in its native Japan, Kirin Brewery said it was taking the hit beverage for a test run in the United States.

The company reportedly will bring Kirin Free, a beverage that touts 0.00% alcohol, to select retailers in California, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Kirin currently sells its Kirin Ichiban and Kirin Light beers in the United States.

February 28, 2011

Samuel Adams is sprucing up its Imperial lineup of beers with a new scotch-style ale.

BOSTON — Samuel Adams is sprucing up its Imperial lineup of beers with a new scotch-style ale.

New Samuel Adams Wee Heavy is inspired by the Scottish tradition of naming ales for their strength. The new ale weighs in at 10% alcohol by volume, twice that of the average beer. Samuel Adams suggests that the beer be enjoyed like a fine wine.

February 18, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court in December ruled in favor of Wegmans and supermarkets across the state over whether or not the grocers could sell beer on their premises — the ruling expands what many consider to be the most restrictive alcohol distribution laws in the country. 


In Pennsylvania, beer can be purchased only from a restaurant/bar or beer distributor. Beer distributors can sell only by the case or keg, while restaurants and bars cannot sell more than 16 12-oz. beers per purchase. 


February 18, 2011

CHICAGO — The real question behind the introductions of a store-brand beer from both Walgreens and Supervalu is whether or not the new brews will be hits by year’s end. In other words, can Big Flats 1901 and Buck Range Light be to beer what Trader Joe’s Two-Buck-Chuck was to wine?


February 4, 2011

"The Colbert Report" on Wednesday hosted a segment “Tip of the Hat; Wag of the Finger” that featured — and poked a little fun at — Walgreens’ private-label beer Big Flats 1901.

NEW YORK — "The Colbert Report" on Wednesday hosted a segment “Tip of the Hat; Wag of the Finger” that featured — and poked a little fun at — Walgreens’ private-label beer Big Flats 1901.

The American lager is so named as an homage to the flat boats that traveled rivers delivering goods to early settlers.

Walgreens' 50-cents-per-can beer is brewed by Genesee Brewery, which has been brewing Genesee beer in Rochester, N.Y., since 1878.

January 31, 2011

A Novato, Calif.-based leading corporate brand beer supplier has launched a private-label beer for Walgreens, according to published reports.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — A Novato, Calif.-based corporate brand beer supplier has launched a private-label beer for Walgreens, according to published reports.

Winery Exchange is the producer behind Big Flats 1901, a lager brewed by Genesee Brewing Co., based in Rochester, N.Y. Big Flats 1901 sells for around 50 cents per can at most Walgreens stores, according to reports.

Winery Exchange's retail partners include Supervalu, Kroger, Costco, Delhaize and more.

January 24, 2011

It seems that MillerCoors' Miller High Life brand is taking the high road when it comes to pricey endorsement and sponsorship deals.

CHICAGO — It seems that MillerCoors' Miller High Life brand is taking the high road when it comes to pricey endorsement and sponsorship deals.

The brand said that it is positioning itself as the "official beer of you," its drinker. The program will be supported with print, TV, radio and online advertising, as well as point-of-sale and public relations efforts, the company said.

January 19, 2011

Samuel Adams is expanding its beer lineup with new Revolutionary Rye.

BOSTON — Samuel Adams is expanding its beer lineup with new Revolutionary Rye.

An American-style rye ale, the new beer is a deep, reddish-hued ale, brewed with both rye and roasted malt for a spicy character, the company said.

Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye now is available as part of the new Samuel Adams American Originals variety pack for a suggested retail price of $13.99 to $15.99 per 12-pack.

January 17, 2011

When life hands MillerCoors lemons, they make flavored beer.

CHICAGO — When life hands MillerCoors lemons, they make flavored beer.

MillerCoors is planning to expand its MGD 64 beer, a low-calorie take on Miller Genuine Draft, with a lemonade flavor, according to published reports.

December 29, 2010

More than half of beer drinkers want to try more craft brews, according to research from Mintel.

CHICAGO — According to  consumer research firm Mintel, more beer drinkers are reaching for domestically made craft beers over imported brews.

While just 13% of beer drinkers said they prefer domestic craft or microbrew beers (compared with 43% for domestic and 22% for imported), 59% said they like to try them and 51% would try more craft or microbrew beers if they knew more about them.

December 2, 2010

The inhabitants of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood tend to like their independent, mom-and-pop stores. So it's no surprise that the recent opening of a Duane Reade store on Bedford Avenue caused some controversy among residents. But then again, Duane Reade is no ordinary drug store chain, and it showed its independent spirit with something far from controversial: beer.

NEW YORK — The inhabitants of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood tend to like their independent, mom-and-pop stores. So it's no surprise that the recent opening of a Duane Reade store on Bedford Avenue caused some controversy among residents. But then again, Duane Reade is no ordinary drug store chain, and it showed its independent spirit with something far from controversial: beer.

October 28, 2010

Three of Lion Brewery's beers now will be available in cans....

CHICAGO Three of Lion Brewery's beers now will be available in cans.

Lionshead and Lionshead Light now are available in 12-oz. and 16-oz. aluminum cans, and Stegmaier Gold is on the market in 16-oz. cans, all of which are supplied by Rexam. The beers previously were only offered in glass bottles.

September 21, 2010

Anheuser-Busch reportedly is revitalizing its Budweiser brand by offering free beer with a "Budweiser National...

NEW YORK Anheuser-Busch reportedly is revitalizing its Budweiser brand by offering free beer with a "Budweiser National Happy Hour" on Sept. 29.

Targeting trendy bars and eateries, the brewer will offer free 6-oz. to 12-oz. samples for those ages 21 years and older. The event is part of Anheuser-Busch's new campaign, "Grab Some Buds." Its goal is to increase brand loyalty for Budweiser, which has ignored the under-30 demographic that it should be targeting, according to published reports.

September 15, 2010

Five beers from Genesee brand will arrive this October at convenience stores and retailers throughout...

ROCHESTER, N.Y. Five beers from Genesee brand will arrive this October at convenience stores and retailers throughout the country in a new 24-oz. can variety.

Genesee, Genny Light, Genesee cream ale, Genesee ice and the original honey brown lager now will come in 24-oz, single-serve cans.

August 18, 2010

Dollar General on Wednesday confirmed the company is test-marketing the sale of beer -- and...

August 12, 2010

MillerCoors has developed a company that focuses on craft and import beers....

August 11, 2010

Magic Hat Brewing Co., the craft brewery behind the namesake beer, has been sold to...

August 3, 2010

An international premium beer brand will be developing a holiday glassware gift pack....

July 19, 2010

Ever since the game began several years ago, beer pong has become as much a...

Ever since the game began several years ago, beer pong has become as much a part of college campus parties in America as fashioning bed sheets into Roman-style togas or having everyone dress in the most hideous fashions of a past decade.

June 27, 2010

A beerlike soda is coming to the United States, from Russia with love....

May 20, 2010

A Hispanic and multicultural marketing firm has been tapped to boost a popular Dominician Republic...

May 4, 2010

Miller High Life is bringing a new look to store shelves....

March 17, 2010

Michelob is bringing back its sampler pack of four wheat beers, just in time for...