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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 28, 2014

•Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams is debuting Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru, a Belgian ale aged in Hungarian oak tuns for more than a year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 28, 2014

Brown-Forman Sees Flat First Quarter In U.S., Due To Difficult Comparison With Last Year

Brown-Forman has reported an underlying net sales increase of 3% to $921 million across its global business for its first quarter ended July 31, but saw growth in the U.S. slow owing to a particularly strong comparable period a year ago. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 27, 2014

Wine Spectator: Napa’s Wine Community Unbowed After Massive Earthquake

Napa vintners have spent the past few days sorting through debris and assessing damage after a violent earthquake rocked the valley in the predawn hours of Sunday, Aug. 24. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 27, 2014

News Briefs for August 27, 2014

•Beam Suntory has named former SABMiller exec Mauricio Restrepo as chief financial officer, effective early this fourth quarter. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 27, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 27, 2014

•San Jose, California-based Gordon Biersch Brewing Company is releasing a new beer, Golden Export, in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 27, 2014

Duckhorn Sees Continued Growth For Decoy, Set For First Release Of Its Washington Wine

Duckhorn Wine Company, founded in 1976 by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn, has a long history of spreading its wings. While the flagship Duckhorn Vineyards in Napa Valley began with a terroir-based focus on Bordeaux varietals (particularly Merlot), today the portfolio spans Northern California’s key wine regions. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 26, 2014

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