Latest Alcoholic beverage manufacturing News

For 'ice wine' vintners, frigid temps are reason to rejoice

Jan. 16, 2022 14:46 PM EST

OVID, N.Y. (AP) — While the vast majority of New Yorkers are hunkering down to ride out frigid temperatures and snow blasts from the latest winter storm, others are seizing on the opportunity to ... pick grapes? One Finger Lakes-area winemaker jokingly calls it “insanity,” but...

Low spirits: Supply chain issues impact Virginia ABC stores

Jan. 16, 2022 09:07 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia ABC stores in South Hampton Roads and on the Peninsula are gradually recovering from distribution problems that have caused many shelves to go bare. “I was amazed at how many blank spaces there are on the shelves of ABC stores,” said Stephen King,...

Fossil named after Nevada brewer who named his beer after it

Jan. 16, 2022 05:12 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — First, the beer was named for the fossil. Now, it’s come full circle, as a species of the fossil found in Nevada is named for the maker of the beer. The first giant creature to inhabit the earth, the ichthyosaur, dominated the earth’s oceans in...

St. John considering vacant land for riverfront district

Jan. 15, 2022 11:46 AM EST

ST. JOHN, Ind. (AP) — Officials in a northwestern Indiana city are considering a possible riverfront district designation for a stretch of vacant land to attract restaurants and other development. The St. John Town Council was told this week during a meeting that businesses could...

Molson Coors scraps Saint Archer, sells San Diego brewery

Jan. 11, 2022 17:01 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Seven years after purchasing San Diego's Saint Archer Brewery, Molson Coors has discontinued the brand and sold the brewery and local taprooms to Illinois-based Kings and Convicts Brewing. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday that the move comes as the...

Maine might permanently let restaurants sell to-go alcohol

Jan. 11, 2022 12:15 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine lawmaker has proposed to permanently allow restaurants and bars to sell alcohol on a to-go basis. The businesses have been able to sell alcohol through takeout and delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic if it's accompanied by a food order. Distilleries...

Thirsty Dog plans to revamp north Belmont with dog bar

Jan. 03, 2022 09:00 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Belmont business owner Jay Pithwa wants to create a one-stop shop of fun for the doglovers of north Belmont with the Thirsty Dog bar. Pithwa and his fiancé Jen Colangelo opened the Thirsty Dog bar, located at 508 Woodlawn St., in December 2020. ...

Female brewers in SC fighting discrimination by making beer

Jan. 02, 2022 00:04 AM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Tidal Creek Brewhouse, having long prided itself on supporting its local community and marginalized groups, is taking another step forward in fighting discrimination — but within its own industry. The Myrtle Beach brewery recently began making a new beer...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Dec. 29, 2021 07:11 AM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. December 28, 2021. Editorial: Responding to the wave There’s a lot still being learned about the omicron variant of COVID, but it’s clear it is playing a significant role in the current rise in cases. Revised estimates...

For celebrations, English fizz is on the rise

Dec. 27, 2021 10:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — English sparkling wine has been gaining prestige in recent years, with some experts comparing it to Champagne in taste and quality. Globally, the sector is still relatively small: IWSR Drinks Market Analysis reports that sparkling wine produced in the U.K. represents...