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September 15, 2014 - Yuengling Expands Distribution to Connecticut
NEWS RELEASE
Pottsville, PA, September 2014 – D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, is pleased to announce that it is expanding the distribution of its highly sought-after brands to the state of Connecticut.

Four wholesalers have been selected to distribute the brands throughout the state....

The initial rollout, targeted for late September and early October, will include Yuengling’s flagship beer, Traditional Lager as well as its award winning Yuengling Light Lager and Black & Tan brands.

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September 10, 2014 - Dogfish Head Will Add Distillery to its Production Brewery
DOGFISH HEAD NEWS RELEASE
Back in 2002, in a rural Delaware scrapyard, Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione picked up a little stainless steel feed bin that he had big plans for.

Sam worked with engineers and welders to reshape the tank in the form of a pot still – lovingly named ‘Frankenstill’ – and Dogfish Head’s days of hand-distilling gin, rum and vodka began.

For a dozen years, Dogfish’s little “distillery that could,” perched on the second floor of our Rehoboth Beach brewpub, has been putting out an extremely limited selection of rum, vodka and gin. Most has been sold right out of the pub and at select retailers in Delaware. But now, after an expansion at our nearby Milton brewery, we will have the space to kick our distilling up a notch (or three).

“Dogfish Head’s distilling roots run deep,” says Sam. “We’ve been putting our off-centered thumbprint on the distilling world for over a decade, and I’m excited that we’re now able to take this project to the next level by broadening production and distribution.”

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September 09, 2014 - Brewers Association Brings "Beer Geeks" Program Back for GABF 2014
FROM BREWBOUND (David Eisenberg)
Hoping to provide knowledgeable support for the volunteers that keep the beer flowing at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the Brewers Association (BA) has announced the return of its ‘Beer Geeks’ program.

Consisting of 100 homebrew club members and other so-called ‘beer geeks,’ the program, which was introduced last year, aims to provide volunteers with access to “core brewery and brand information” about the beers they’re pouring so as to better serve and educate festivalgoers.

Beer Geeks stems from the demands of both brewers and volunteers alike that have clamored for additional support, say show administrators.

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September 03, 2014 - Victory To Open Fourth Brewpub in Virginia
PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL (Francis Hilario)
Victory Brewing Co. is expanding its footprint outside of Pennsylvania for the first time, with plans of opening its fourth location in Virginia in 2016.

The brewpub, called Victory at Courthouse Square, will span three floors of the Leesburg, Va. building, which is expected to break ground later this year, according to Loudoun Times.

The fourth location will feature a 300-seat restaurant and upper-level terraces for outdoor dining...

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