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04.2014

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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MILLER64 FULL LABEL DISCLOSURE

MOST OF the imbibing world is aware that alcohol is filled with empty calories.  So do we really need to read about it on a bottle’s label?  Some brands think we do.  MillerCoors is set to introduce a new detailed voluntary nutritional labeling on its Miller64 beer in the US.  The move is in response to the new guidelines by US Department of Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau about the nutritional information [...] Read More »

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CRAFT BEER

THE BREWERS ASSOCIATION released BEST PRACTICES GUIDE TO QUALITY CRAFT BEER – DELIVERING OPTIMAL FLAVOR TO THE CONSUMER, its newest publication. The guide is designed to provide general quality care recommendations for distributors, shippers, publicans, sales staff, grocery stores, liquor outlets, bars, and restaurants to help maintain beer in the best possible overall condition. Beer is perishable and many things can diminish its quality from the time it is brewed to the moment of consumption. [...] Read More »

GOT WATER?

ALONG WITH California’s water supplies and public health, the drought in the state may have yet another victim to claim: beer. Lagunitas Brewing Company – one of California’s biggest craft breweries – told NPR recently that the drought is threatening the Russian River, where they get the water for their beer. Such sources play a key role in the brewing process – producers like Coors and Cold Spring Brewing Co. tout their use of water [...] Read More »

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