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Brewers Association Readies for Craft Beer Week   February 22, 2012

For the seventh consecutive year, the Brewers Association will recognize American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), a celebration of U.S. craft brewers across the country to be held May 14-20.More>>

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MarketWatch: 2011 U.S. Wine Exports, 90 Percent from California, Reach New Record of $1.4 Billion   February 21, 2012

From MarketWatch: U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached a new record of $1.39 billion in winery revenues in 2011, an increase of 21.7% compared to 2010. More>>

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Baltimore Sun: Baltimore Bartenders' Guild Prepares Inaugural Event   February 21, 2012

From The Baltimore Sun: For over a year, a group of local bartenders have been informally meeting as Baltimore's first guild for mixologists. More>>

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Wine Spectator: Beam's Skinnygirl Brand Enters Wine Market    February 21, 2012

From Wine Spectator: One of the biggest drinks industry success stories in 2011 expands to wine next month. Skinnygirl will introduce three low-calorie California wines priced at $15 each. More>>

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Winnipeg Free Press: Beer Maker Molson Coors Wants to Increase Sales of Core Brands in 2012   February 21, 2012

From the Winnipeg Free Press: Beer maker Molson Coors wants to increase sales of core brands like Coors Light and Molson Canadian to drive revenue growth during what it expects will be another challenging year.More>>

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Downtown Seattle: Nightclub Security Trained how to Diffuse Dangerous Situations   February 21, 2012

From Downtown Seattle: Recent police stats show violence is down in some of Seattle's nightclub neighborhoods. But past shootings, stabbings, and fights continue to give some clubs a bad rap. More>>

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Omaha.com: Pry-off Beer Caps Gain an Edge Over Twist-offs   February 21, 2012

From Omaha.com: As national beer sales drop and corporate beer companies lose ground to smaller craft breweries, pry-off caps are seeing a resurgence. Some beer aficionados say the twist-off is the industry's Sony Walkman — once revolutionary but now passé.More>>

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50 Cent, Street King to Appear at Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show   February 21, 2012

Street King will serve as a sponsor of the 27th Annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson making an appearance. More>>

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Washington Post: French Liquor Purveyor Pernod Ricard Half-Year Sales up Driven by Emerging Markets   February 16, 2012

From The Washington Post: French beverage company Pernod Ricard says strong sales in emerging markets and a rush to stock up on liquor in France before a tax increase pushed its half-year revenue up by 8 percent.More>>

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MarketWatch: Third Annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic Prepares to Host Thousands of Festival Goers for Five Days of Cocktails, Culture & Pure Fun   February 16, 2012

From MarketWatch: The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, New York City's annual five-day celebration of cocktails and culture, is gearing up to ignite the city once again for the third annual festival, taking place May 11 to 15, 2012.More>>



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