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Cowboys criticized over deal with gun-themed coffee company

Jul. 05, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys sparked criticism on social media Tuesday after announcing a marketing agreement with a gun-themed coffee company with blends that include “AK-47 Espresso,” “Silencer Smooth” and “Murdered Out.” The partnership with the Black...

Japan's Kirin gives up stake in Myanmar Brewery

Jun. 30, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese beverage giant Kirin Holdings plans to transfer its stake in Myanmar Brewery to the joint venture in a share buyback transaction. That will leave its local partner Myanma Economic Holdings Plc. with full control of the company. Kirin said the share buyback...

Czech brewer Budvar again increases net profit amid pandemic

Jun. 29, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Budvar, the Czech brewer that has been in a long legal dispute with U.S. beer giant Anheuser-Busch over use of the Budweiser brand, increased its net profit by some 10% for the second straight year as it saw record output and exports despite the coronavirus pandemic. ...

From under to on the rocks: Invasive crabs become whiskey

Jun. 27, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Care for a hint of crab in your whiskey? A New Hampshire distillery has come up with its newest concoction called “Crab Trapper" — whiskey flavored with invasive green crabs. Tamworth Distilling, a maker of craft spirits, is not afraid of...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 27, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 24, 2022. Editorial: Jon Husted should resign his seat on a private bank’s board of directors It is hard to understand how Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted does not see a problem with serving as a paid board member for a private Ohio bank that...

Gin distillery, Wonderbird Spirits, looks to expand

Jun. 26, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

TAYLOR, Miss. (AP) — A Taylor-based grain-to-glass gin distillery is in the beginning stages of expansion. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors last week approved Wonderbird Spirits’ request for a conditional use permit for the expansion of its facility. ...

Dairy Queen loses lawsuit against bottled water company

Jun. 24, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — American Dairy Queen Corp. has lost a federal lawsuit accusing a Massachusetts company of trademark infringement for attaching the name “Blizzard” to its bottled water. The Star Tribune reported Friday that U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson in St....

Sapporo USA to acquire California craft brewer Stone Brewing

Jun. 24, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Sapporo U.S.A. has reached an agreement to acquire popular Southern California-based craft brewer Stone Brewing, the companies announced Friday. Stone will continue to brew its beers and retain its branding, management and workforce while Sapporo produces...

New distillery planned in northern Kentucky town

Jun. 21, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ky. (AP) — A distilling group is working to develop a new $23 million distillery planned in the northern Kentucky community of Augusta. Augusta Distillery will be located in the historic F.A. Neider building, which provided metal stamping services dating back to 1883 until...

Maker of Harpoon beers to acquire Vermont's Long Trail

Jun. 18, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston-based maker of the Harpoon family of beers has agreed to buy Vermont-based Long Trail Brewing Co., bringing together two of New England's most established craft brewers. Under the terms of the deal announced Friday, Mass. Bay Brewing Co. will acquire the...