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February 10, 2016 - Short's Brewing Co. Coming To Pennsylvania
NEWS RELEASE
Elk Rapids, Mich. – Short’s Brewing Company of Bellaire, MI starts distribution of their beer in Pennsylvania beginning this Friday, February 12th. Distributed by Bella Vista Beer Distributor, eastern Pennsylvania will be the first region outside of Short’s home state, Michigan, to receive shipments of Short’s brews.

Short’s, known widely for their flagship beers and experimental brews, prides themselves on producing fearlessly creative beers handmade by people who care in northern Michigan. The company plans to begin distribution in eastern Pennsylvania with flagship brands Huma Lupa Licious (India Pale Ale), Soft Parade (Fruit Rye Ale), and Space Rock (Pale Ale crafted to remove gluten). On premise and off premise accounts are currently being identified and launch event plans are in the works throughout Bella Vista’s distribution footprint.

According to Jordan Fetfatzes, Vice President of Bella Vista Specialty Beer Distributors, “Short’s Brewing beers will stand out in the competitive Pennsylvania market. We’ve known Scott Newman-Bale and the Short’s crew for over six years and are excited to finally be able to offer this fantastic portfolio of beers to our customers.”

February 09, 2016 - Sam Calagione Pens "Off-centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration & Smart Growth"
NEWS RELEASE
Dogfish Head founder and president Sam Calagione is at it again!

Releasing a new book with Wiley Publishing titled Off-centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration & Smart Growth, Sam explores the power of collaboration in the business world and what happens when companies and co-workers stop competing and start collaborating.

Off-centered Leadership includes practical information and tips for entrepreneurs and leaders in all industries to apply to their own professional journeys, giving insight into the methods and approaches Dogfish has used to develop a rich and diverse brand and leadership team. Throughout the book Sam candidly reveals the rewards and challenges of growing Dogfish over the past 20 years.

Like any growing business leader, Sam realizes he has much to learn in his journey so he shares insights from his fellow co-workers in leadership roles and many revelatory interviews on leadership and collaboration with a range of accomplished, thought-provoking visionaries including Terri Kelly, CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates, Nick Brayton, President & CEO of Woolrich, and even the artist Will Oldham.

“In business, I believe there is good karma that comes with focusing on collaboration instead of competition” Sam says, “both within the organization and externally in the marketplace.”

Full news release here.

February 04, 2016 - Victory Anniversary XX Imperial Pilsner Debuts This Month
NEWS RELEASE
Victory Brewing Company is ringing in its 20th year with the launch of Anniversary XX Imperial Pilsner, a deliciously drinkable beer that’s culturally inspired. Victory invites craft beer fans to join in the milestone celebration while enjoying the very best of German hops in one memorable concoction.

The anniversary label features a striking “XX” as its focal point so consumers know; Victory beer has been bold for 20 years and counting. Rich green and yellow imagery reflect the coming together of old-world Europe and new-era America to produce a brew that’s as full bodied with herbal hop notes, as it is deep malts. Craft-beer collectors will relish this unique packaging that embodies the past, present and future of Victory.

Anniversary XX Imperial Pilsner makes its debut mid-February and is available through April in a 750 ml bottle. This intense, yet soothing brew demonstrates the full character of the German noble hops which balances this substantial beer of 8.0% ABV. Pilsner malts band together with Tettnang, Spalt and Mittelfrueh hops to create a unique Imperial Pilsner style, which holds true to Victory’s renowned approach to craft brewing. For two decades, the brewery has tapped into its founders' roots in European brewing and this anniversary batch is no different.

Long before the anniversary celebration began, Victory had perfected their pilsner recipe. Most notably in Prima Pils, a brewery favorite, and strong, established brand with a loyal following of fans enamored by the compositions of malt and hops.

“Since Prima Pils has been one of our longest standing brands, it only makes sense that we debut this Imperial Pilsner in celebration of our 20th Anniversary,” said Victory’s President and Brewmaster, Bill Covaleski. “After twenty years of brewing, we’re proud to deliver Anniversary XX to craft beer fans as we look ahead to innovate on tradition for the next 20 years.”