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Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

Tarantula Hill Brewing Announces Brewmaster

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Press Release May 18, 2018:  Tarantula Hill Brewing Company is proud to announce that Mike Richmond will be our Brewmaster.   Mike spent the last 10 years honing his skils at Stone Brewing in San Diego under the tutelage of legendary Brewmaster, Mitch Steele. We are so excited to have a brewmaster of this caliber join the family.   As an added bonus, Mike is also locally grown, born and raised in Newbury Park.   Mike Richmond’s Bio:  Mike was born in Thousand Oaks in 1980. After graduating from Newbury Park High School in 1998 he attended UCSB and graduated in 2002 with a degree in Biological Sciences. After a few years in Santa Barbara working as an Agricultural Technician for the State of California, he moved to Washington DC where he supervised DC’s largest 24/7 Veterinary Hospital for 6 years. During this time is when began home brewing. Mike’s…
ESCONDIDO, CA (February 12, 2018) – Today Stone Brewing filed suit to defend its iconic STONE® brand against one of the world’s largest beer conglomerates, MillerCoors.  Stone, known for being the antithesis to “Big Beer,” has long waved a flag of bold character, individualism and independence. The suit alleges that MillerCoors is trying to rebrand its Colorado Rockies-themed “Keystone” beer as “STONE.”  The craft beer pioneer feels that it has no choice but to combat MillerCoors’ aggressive marketing moves, which abandon Keystone’s own heritage by falsely associating with the one true STONE®.    “Keystone’s rebranding is no accident,” said Dominic Engels, Stone Brewing CEO. “MillerCoors tried to register our name years ago and was rejected.  Now its marketing team is making 30-pack boxes stacked high with nothing but the word ‘STONE’ visible. Same for Keystone’s social media, which almost uniformly has dropped the ‘Key.’ We will not stand for this…
–Take Craft Back, Seeking $213 Billion, Is Largest Crowdfunding Campaign Ever–   Boulder, Colo., October 16, 2017—It’s official: The Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit organization that represents America’s small and independent brewers, has announced the craft brewing community’s intent to Take Craft Back from Big Beer. The #TakeCraftBack campaign—launched at TakeCraftBack.com—seeks to crowdsource the funds to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev, the international conglomerate that has been busy acquiring small breweries across the country.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: KITSY ROSE PR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   ATLANTA – August 1, 2017 – Construction is hopping along at New Realm Brewing, the craft beer project on Atlanta’s Beltline with partners Carey Falcone, Bob Powers and Mitch Steele anticipating their fall opening at 550 Somerset Terrace NE, in a new development named Common Ground. To showcase their vision and develop the concept, the founding trio hired the Atlanta-based firm ai3, working closely with firm partner Dan Maas. “ai3 is looking forward to seeing New Realm Brewing Company open their doors and pour their first beer,” said Dan Maas ai3 partner. “We are excited for our clients who have been working extremely hard to realize their vision.” Throughout the industrial space a color palette of rich earthy tones will be highlighted by subtle pops of deep green. Reclaimed hickory mixed with railroad timbers, raw steel and oil-rubbed bronze will carry out the rustic and craft-driven décor made complete with industrial style lighting.…
Buellton, California— The winning streak continues for Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.  After bringing home 17 medals from the 2016 San Diego and Los Angeles International Beer Competitions—8 and 9 respectively—the local California brewery has done it again. 
Venice, CA—After three years of anticipation, Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s new Propagator campus in Venice, California will open its doors in April, with limited evening hours starting on April 7 before expanding into daily lunch service in May. The Propagator is located at 3205 Washington Boulevard near the corner of Washington and Lincoln.
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 00:00

American Craft Beer Exports Top $116 Million

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Small and Independent American Brewers Thrive Abroad Boulder, CO • March 29, 2016—TheBrewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today reported export growth data for the American craft beer industry in 2015. Supported by the BA’s Export Development Program (EDP), craft beer export volume increased by 16.3 percent in 2015, now totaling 446,151 barrels and worth $116 million. Growth was seen in all major markets, most notably in Western Europe which saw a 33.4 percent increase. Ireland, the Netherlands, Thailand and Taiwan were the fastest growing markets in 2015. Canada was again the leading international market for American craft beer, accounting for 51 percent of exports.  Meanwhile, Sweden, Ireland and the United Kingdom each took a market share of approximately 10 percent.  The top five was rounded out by Australia, which accounted for 4 percent of exports. “Small and independent craft brewers are putting American beer on…
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 16:21

Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Abby Berman Cohen (on behalf of the Brewers Association) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 646.695.7044 Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2015 Boulder, CO • April 5, 2016 – The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 43 were craft brewing companies.¹ “The top U.S. brewers continue to drive demand, growth, innovation and exponential interest in beers from small and independent brewers,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “With a historic record number of breweries in U.S., the top brewers continue to open new markets and expose beer drinkers to a variety of fuller-flavored styles and offerings.” Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies (Based on 2015 beer sales volume*)   The Association's full 2015 industry…
CELEBRITY CHEF AARTI SEQUEIRA JOINS 6th ANNUAL PALM DESERT FOOD & WINE PRESENTED BY AGUA CALIENTE CASINO RESORT SPA, APRIL 8-10 Celebrity book signings, live cooking demonstrations, and wine and craft beer tastings round out the weekend-long celebration, taking place in the Coachella Valley PALM DESERT, CA; March 17, 2016)—Palm Desert Food & Wine presented by Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, is just a few weeks away and excitement is building as top chefs from across the country—alongside more than 60 restaurants and 40 premium wineries, breweries, and spirit purveyors—gather in the Coachella Valley, Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10. A recent addition to the star-studded lineup, the festival welcomes celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira (host of Food Network’s “Aarti Party” and season six winner of “The Next Food Network Star”). Sequeira will host a live culinary demo at the Sunday, April 10 Grand Tasting, alongside Ricardo Zarate, Suzanne Tracht, and Valerie…
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 21:58

Base Camp RV & Camping Experience - Indio, CA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Base Camp 2016 - Indio, CA ANAHEIM, CA, February 23, 2016 / - - LTMA Experiential Production announces Base Camp, a new "off-site" RV & camping experience taking place in Indio, California over three festival weekends; April 14-18, April 21-25 & April 28-May 2, 2016. Base Camp is located on a 40-acre ranch property and features camping, swimming, music, art, lake cruises and much more. 
Paso Robles, CA: You could say that Brewmaster Matt Brynildson has been waiting his entire career for a mandate like this: to riff freely in the brewhouse without formal recipe or restraint while plundering the many marvels of the hop revolution. This mandate has begotten Luponic Distortion—a new series of rotating beers built around experimental hops, with each release designed to showcase the possibilities of pure hop aromas and flavors without any assist from adjuncts. 
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