"Mmmm... Tastes Like Chicken" and Other Useless Descriptions

December 24, 2018
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Rethinking Retail
Two people walk into a store to try out some new IPAs. They know they like IPAs, but they don’t like the same ones. Along comes a sales person, who does her best to help them make their selections. She points to a few beers and says, “This one is...

McStew's

December 24, 2018
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On-Premise Spotlight
Excitement is three concepts under one roof.

Ambler Beverage Exchange

December 24, 2018
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Off-Premise Spotlight
How an outdated drive-through’s new, flexible format successfully transformed the store.

Tony Magee: The Lagunitas Man with a Plan

December 24, 2018
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Brewer Highlight

In 1992 Tony Magee got a homebrew kit for Christmas that forever changed his life, and craft beer, as we know it. Fast-forward to the present, Magee is the head of Lagunitas Brewing Co., which lays claim to the #1 IPA in the U.S. and so much more.

 

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The MHL Hat Trick: Premium Brands, Convenience and Great Flavors

December 21, 2018
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Beyond Beer
This company’s white-hot “flavor” offerings check all consumer boxes, and then some.
 
According to Mike’s Hard Lemonade (MHL) CEO Anthony von Mandl, consumers are demanding three distinct things from their alcoholic beverages, and they’re telling us so with their...

2018: A Year in Beer

December 17, 2018
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Beer Styles
2018 has been a fun year for beer drinkers. Our IPAs became cloudier and more crushable, and we saw the introduction of “better for you offerings” (think hard seltzer with low calories, carbs and sugar). Brewers blurred the lines between beer styles (Sam '76) and we saw some great...
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