Craft Brew Alliance CEO Andy Thomas discusses sale to Anheuser-Busch

Over the last eight weeks, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) have been working together to finally complete a merger of the long linked together beer companies.

The culmination of that work came Monday with the announcement that A-B, which owns 31.2% of CBA, would acquire the remaining stake in the publicly traded Portland, Oregon-headquartered craft brewing company.  Read full post here.

Boston Beer Company Reformulates All Truly Hard Seltzer Flavors, Plans to Launch Lemonade Seltzer in 2020

The company — which makes the Truly Hard Seltzer, Twisted Tea, Angry Orchard hard cider and Samuel Adams beer offerings, and merged with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery earlier this year — announced today the reformulation of all 13 Truly flavors in an effort to make them “crisper and more refreshing.” This is at least the second time the company has tweaked the flavor since launching the product in 2016.

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Review: Purpose Purple Tea

Purpose Purple Tea is a line of ready to drink purple tea beverages that are Non-GMO verified and, as the name subtly suggests, is built around a social mission that focuses on female tea pickers in Kenya, where the product is sourced.

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Bear Republic shakes up leadership team

Bear Republic Brewing Company co-founder Richard R. Norgrove will step down as CEO, the Northern California-based company announced Monday. Mr. Norgorve’s son, Richard G., will take over as the company’s chief executive.

In addition to the younger Norgrove’s transition into the CEO role, Bear Republic named long-time employee Peter Kruger as its new chief operating officer. He takes over for Richard G. Norgrove.

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