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Monthly Archive: December 2014

Top Liqueur Brands Try New Strategies to Restore Growth

The U.S. liqueur market has been on an impressive upswing of late, advancing by more than 5% in 2013 and enjoying similar results this year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 31, 2014

News Briefs for December 31, 2014

Charmer Sunbelt Group has promoted company veteran Greg Baird from COO to president, effective January 1. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 31, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 31, 2014

•Portland, Oregon-based Breakside Brewery is gearing up for a series of launches beginning New Year’s Day. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 31, 2014

From Its Remote Outpost, Alaskan Brewing Co. Plays A Leading Role In Craft Movement

There are no roads leading to Juneau, Alaska. There’s little flat land, and the region can’t grow grain or hops. Most resources must be shipped in and out by barge. Nevertheless, the city of 30,000 people is home to Alaskan Brewing Co.—the largest brewery in the state and the 17th largest craft brewery in the country, according to the Brewers Association. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 30, 2014

News Briefs for December 30, 2014

•Shake Shack Inc., the “fine-casual” burger chain founded by restaurateur Danny Meyer, has filed a preliminary prospectus for an IPO that is expected to value the company at up to $100 million. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 30, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 30, 2014

•San Diego’s Fat Cat Beer Company is adding to its range with the introduction of Dark Side Lunar Stout. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 30, 2014

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