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December 16, 2013

Small and craft brewers contributed nearly $34 billion to the U.S. economy last year, according to a new analysis by a beer-brewing trade group.

BOULDER, Colo. — Small and craft brewers contributed nearly $34 billion to the U.S. economy last year, according to a new analysis by a beer-brewing trade group.

The Brewers Association released the analysis Monday, showing that the total economic effect of beer brewed by craft brewers as it moved through breweries, wholesalers and finally retailers, as well as non-beer products sold by brewpub restaurants, was $33.9 billion.

August 15, 2013

Bartell Drugs’ new South Lake Union store, which opened its doors on Aug. 2, features a growler station where shoppers can get local beers straight out of the tap — a first for the family-owned pharmacy retailer.

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs’ new South Lake Union store, which opened its doors on Aug. 2, features a growler station where shoppers can get local beers straight out of the tap — a first for the family-owned pharmacy retailer.

According an article by the Puget Sound Business Journal, the growler station is proving to be a hit with shoppers as the new location went through keg after keg that first Friday.

July 2, 2013

A liquor store chain owned by Netherlands-based Royal Ahold has introduced a "pick-and-mix" concept for specialty beers.

AMSTERDAM — A liquor store chain owned by Netherlands-based Royal Ahold has introduced a "pick-and-mix" concept for specialty beers.

Gall & Gall, which operates stores across the Netherlands, is making all specialty beers available individually by the bottle while adding 30 new products and allowing customers to buy six bottles for the price of five. Beers are grouped according to flavor category, such as blonde, dubbel, dark, triple and "other special."

May 17, 2013

Wegmans in June will open The Pub at Wegmans, a full service restaurant and bar at their Allentown, Pa., location, the company announced.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Wegmans in June will open The Pub at Wegmans, a full service restaurant and bar at their Allentown location, the company announced Thursday. Led by Executive Chef Geno Nosenzo and using the fresh ingredients sold on-site in the store, The Pub at Wegmans will serve an array of dishes that go beyond typical pub standards, as well as cocktails, wines by the bottle or glass and an extensive selection of craft beer.

March 19, 2013

Craft brewers saw a 15% rise in volume and a 17% increase in dollar growth, the Brewers Association said today as they released preliminary 2012 data on U.S. craft brewing growth ahead of the Craft Brewers Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., March 26 to 29.

BOULDER, Colo. — Craft brewers saw a 15% rise in volume and a 17% increase in dollar growth, the Brewers Association said today as they released preliminary 2012 data on U.S. craft brewing growth ahead of the Craft Brewers Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., March 26 to 29. The trade association representing small and independent American brewers estimated these findings represented a total barrel increase of almost 1.8 million.

November 13, 2012

Samuel Adams has once again stepped into the realm of "extreme beers" with its latest 10th anniversary release of Samuel Adams Utopias, the brewery's legendary barrel-aged beer.

BOSTON — Samuel Adams has once again stepped into the realm of "extreme beers" with its latest 10th anniversary release of Samuel Adams Utopias, the brewery's legendary barrel-aged beer. Aged to perfection — for some ingredients, 20 years — the new brew contains slightly more than 29% alcohol by volume, which compares with 5% ABV in Samuel Adams Boston Lager.

October 18, 2012

Harris Teeter on Wednesday celebrated the official grand openings of its 201central stores during ribbon-cutting ceremonies at both locations — Wesley Chapel and Huntersville, N.C.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Harris Teeter on Wednesday celebrated the official grand openings of its 201central stores during ribbon-cutting ceremonies at both locations — Wesley Chapel and Huntersville, N.C.

September 19, 2012

Harris Teeter is currently renovating two locations into a new concept called 201central, which will carry an extensive variety of wine, beer, specialty foods and other general merchandise items.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter is currently renovating two locations into a new concept called 201central, which will carry an extensive variety of wine, beer, specialty foods and other general merchandise items. The new format also will feature an array of specialty services, including in-store wine consultants, event coordination and catering as well as party rentals and educational classes focused on wine, beer and food pairings.

July 17, 2012

Craft beers, particularly India Pale Ales and seasonals, continue to drive category growth in the beer category.

Craft beers, particularly India Pale Ales and seasonals, continue to drive category growth in the beer category. A number of imported labels have seen an uptick in sales. Brands with a strong Hispanic appeal, such as Modelo Especial, Victoria and Corona, consistently have had strong sales. Stella Artois also has been a strong performer.

Meanwhile, major breweries are attempting to breathe life back into traditional brands with new introductions aimed at younger consumers.

  

June 21, 2012

The beer category wants its mojo back. After losing share to wine, spirits and small breweries for several years, major brewers are out to win consumers back to the category with new products that are a big departure from their classic offerings.

The beer category wants its mojo back. After losing share to wine, spirits and small breweries for several years, major brewers are out to win consumers back to the category with new products that are a big departure from their classic offerings.

The success of Bud Light Platinum, with its higher alcohol content and sweeter taste, has sparked a flurry of flavored malt beverages into the beer market. This year alone, Anheuser-Busch InBev is launching nearly 20 new products to the U.S. market.

February 16, 2012

Avery Brewing has tapped can manufacturer Ball to create unique packaging for Avery's brands.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Avery Brewing has tapped can manufacturer Ball to create unique packaging for Avery's brands.

The company said it partnered with Ball's Graphics Center of Excellence and utilized the latter's Eyeris Enhanced Graphics printing technique to create a 360-degree miniature billboard with every can for distinctive, on-the-shelf differentiation of Avery's brands, including India Pale Ale, White Rascal, Ellie's Brown Ale and Joe's Premium American Pilsner.

August 15, 2011

Seagram's has introduced a line of fruity malt beverages that now are available nationwide.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Seagram's has introduced a line of fruity malt beverages that now are available nationwide.

New Seagram's Smooth, available in classic lemonade, tea lemonade and mango, limeade and pomegranate lemon varieties, offers consumers premium flavored drinks with zero aftertaste, the company said.

Seagram’s Smooth has 5% alcohol by volume and is available in 12-count and 24-count variety packs.

April 13, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores on Tuesday expanded the discounts earned through its Fuelperks! program beginning April 13 by lifting previous one-item limit restrictions on bonus Fuelperks! rewards items.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores on Tuesday expanded the discounts earned through its Fuelperks! program beginning April 13 by lifting previous one-item limit restrictions on bonus Fuelperks! rewards items.

March 17, 2010

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