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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016

•Comstock, Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery is bringing back its Octoberfest fall seasonal next month for the first time in five years. The session lager (5.5% abv) will be available in six- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft throughout Bell’s distribution footprint of 29 states and Washington D.C. Bell’s is the seventh-largest craft brewer nationwide, according to the Brewers Association.

•Craft and import specialist United States Beverage (USB) has appointed Dan Deluca to the newly-created role of vice president of sales execution. Deluca joins USB from Innis & Gunn USA, where he was managing director (Innis & Gunn’s brews are imported by USB). Additionally, Robin Richardson has been named west region director of sales, returning to USB after a 10-year stint with Heineken USA. Lastly, USB has created a new regional and national chain accounts team, to be overseen by COO and national accounts manager Fred Gambke. In addition to Innis & Gunn, USB handles the Murphy’s, Moosehead, Tiger, Estrella Dam and Czechvar brands among others.

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