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Daily Archive: February 5, 2015

Exclusive: Brown-Forman Remakes, Extends Southern Comfort In Turnaround Effort

After a difficult period in which it has faced pressure from the flavored whiskey segment and a general slowdown in the on-premise, Brown-Forman’s Southern Comfort brand is going back on the offensive. Continue reading →

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Mike’s Hard Lemonade Reportedly On Selling Block

One of the U.S. market’s leading flavored malt beverage (FMB) brands, Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co., is weighing a sale of its business, Reuters reports. Continue reading →

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After Fast Start, Sam Adams’ Rebel IPA Range Expands

Boston Beer Company is adding two new beers to its Samuel Adams Rebel IPA family, which sold 2 million (2.25-gallon) cases in its debut year in 2014, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for February 5, 2015

•Epic Wines & Spirits, the California-based distributor owned by Bill Foley of Foley Family Wines, has agreed to handle statewide distribution for Wilson Artisan Wineries. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 5, 2015

•Following its introduction in the U.S. House of Representatives in mid-January, the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act) companion bill has been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate. Continue reading →

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