Claremont Distilled Spirits Licenses Bibo Barmaid Pouch System

“Having the ability to enjoy great tasting cocktails at home is the ultimate convenience. They are quite complicated to make and Bibo takes the guesswork and expense out of the process. Making Bibo cocktails is super easy: turn it on, fill the reservoir with cold water, insert a cocktail mix and alcohol pouch, place glass with ice on the drip tray, pull down the handle and press the “Mix” button – in 20 seconds, voila a drink!,” says Debra Walker, Bibo founder.

Amy Sutton, Co-Owner & VP of Sales and Marketing of Fairfield, N.J., Claremont, says:

“The spirits industry has been trying to figure out how to help consumers enjoy spirits in their home for many years, a majority of consumers find making cocktails intimidating; Bibo is the solution we have been waiting for. It’s extremely simple to use and the results are craft cocktail worthy.  We are excited about the pouch launch for our vodka brand in December.”

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Evans Brewing Releases 3 New Bottle Offerings, Says Bottles are 25% of Sales

Evans Brewing Co., Irvine, Calif., plans to release three new bottle offerings; Stout at the Devil Russian Imperial Stout, Approachable Bastard Session IPA and the award winning Black Pilsner, Breakfast Black.

“Our bottle sales have been a real bright spot since we introduced our new labels 15 months ago.  Continue reading

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MillerCoors Brewery Owes Success to Union-Management Relationship

An Ohio brewery has a recipe to make America great again, and all it calls for is a dash of Midwestern practicality mixed with a healthy dose of worker empowerment. Sprinkle it with union-management cooperation and top it off with the secret sauce: trust.

These are the ingredients that have kept production booming at the MillerCoors Brewery in Trenton, Ohio, since 1991 — that’s 26 years with no factory layoffs or arbitration hearings between management and its union.

The Trenton plant is among the highest-performing of MillerCoors seven beer facilities, five of which are unionized.  Read more here, from the New York Daily News.

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Rebecca Creek Distillery Raises $15 Million Capital

Investors led by Dr. Henning Kreke, board chairman of Düsseldorf–based beauty retailer Douglas GmbH and a graduate of the University of Texas, acquired a minority stake in the San Antonio, Tex., distillery.

The investment provides Rebecca Creek Distillery with $15 million of new capital to boost production, increase capacity, enhance marketing, create new jobs, and move forward with plans to build a brand-new, state-of-the-art distillery that will more than quadruple its current production capability.  Continue reading

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Exodo Spirits Seeks $1 Million Capital Through Crowdfunding

Éxodo Spirits International Corp. (“Éxodo Spirits Co.”), Washington, launched its first Crowd Funding campaign of 1,000,000 shares of its common stock. Proceeds will be used to pay applicable marketing and distribution cost for market expansion in select states.

The initial crowd funding offering price is set to be $1per share, with a minimum investment of $300.  The raising of the capital will be conducted through Wefunder Inc Continue reading

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Rahr & Sons Brewing Enters Kansas, Nebraska

Beers from the Fort Worth brewery, one of the larger Texas craft brewers, are available in Kansas now and will be available in Nebraska in early August.  Its beers are also distributed in Oklahoma as well as, of course, Texas.

Beers to be initially released in both states include Rahr’s Blonde Helles Lager; Dadgum IPA; Ugly Pug Schwarzbier; Bucking Bock German-style Spring Bock; Oktoberfest Marzen Lager; and Mr. Wiggles Double Dank IPA. Continue reading

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