Ukraine. Public Joint-Stock Company Slavutich Brewery declares the illegality of the ban of beer retailing after 10 pm in Lviv

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The decision was made on October 1st, 2010 by the Executive committee of the Lviv City Council (LCC) on the ban of beer retailing after 10 pm, was suspended — until decision making on the merits — by the Halytskyi district court where the prosecutor addressed. However, the LCC Executive committee made the similar decision again on December 20th, 2010. (more…)

USA: Estimated domestic brewer production down 1.6% in 2010

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The Beer Institute estimates that there was a 1.6% drop in taxable removals of 180.024 million barrels of beer in 2010 compared to 2009. Unofficial national brewer production indicate an increase of 1.9% in taxable removals of 13.550 million barrels in December 2010 compared to 13,300 million barrels in December 2009, the Beer Institute informed. (more…)

Tap into the Triangle’s growing craft beer scene

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For years, Asheville has received all the accolades and attention as North Carolina’s destination for craft beer lovers. It’s easy to see why, with its nine breweries, five annual beer festivals and even a “brews cruise” tour. (more…)

New tap system has beer flowing faster

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Mass beer sales became a whole lot simpler to execute at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night, thanks to an innovation that no doubt would make technology-savvy President Barack Obama proud. (more…)

Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery updates book, “Brewing Up a Business” with off-centered business wisdom.

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Sam Calagione, founder and owner of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has been busy since his first book with Wiley in October 2006. With new, exotic beer creations, a show on the Discovery Channel, “Brew Masters” and the April launch of “Birreria”, a Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich brewpub on the rooftop of Eataly in New York City – Sam Calagione understands what it takes to succeed in business, the off-centered way. (more…)

At brewery, cost-cutting was the priority

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Speculation swirled about the future of the Anheuser-Busch brewery since the InBev merger. InBev’s cost slashing strategy worried area officials, who took notice when InBev contested the real estate assessment of its Colorado brewery. (more…)