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Distilling and Brewing Industry

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  • Buzz building over Bethlehem distillery

    The wine makers behind an award-winning Slate Belt vineyard are looking to open a craft distillery in south Bethlehem, among the first proposed for the Lehigh Valley. The owners of Franklin Hill Vineyards are seeking a limited-distillery license,...
  • Virginia's local craft beer industry on the rise

    Virginia's local craft beer industry on the rise
    Virginia has become a magnet for the craft beer industry, according to the Virginia Tourism Corporation. The state now has 82 breweries with more opening every year, says the state agency, which has designated August as Virginia Craft Beer Month. A...
  • State craft brewers fear drought could alter business, and the beer

    State craft brewers fear drought could alter business, and the beer
    When Lagunitas Brewing Co. fills its beer bottles, Northern California's Russian River provides the main ingredient. Lagunitas has become one of the fastest-growing stars of California's booming craft beer scene. But the Russian River is shrinking after...
  • Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says

    Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says
    Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity. While the 14-county tri-state...
  • Senate bucks 'Vinny' and sheds 'shakedown' language from its beer growler bill

    Senate bucks 'Vinny' and sheds 'shakedown' language from its beer growler bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- State lawmakers are backing off some controversial provisions of a beer bill likened to a mob-like shakedown of Florida's exploding craft brew industry. The bill, SB 1714 sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, has been pushed by...
  • Beer deal will allow more bottles for craft brewers

     Beer deal will allow more bottles for craft brewers
    TALLAHASSEE -- The beer fight over control of the growing craft brew industry has reached a compromise that could allow craft brewers to sell 20 percent of their brew in bottles or cans from their breweries. The Senate sponsor of a bill beer announced...
  • The Politics of Beer

    The Politics of Beer
    TALLAHASSEE – For his Blondes, Reds, or Brown Ales to make it to a pub near you, John Cheek has to pay a middle man to tap into Florida’s growing thirst for craft beer. The founder of Orlando Brewing Co. pays a distributor to pick up his...
  • Beer, bud and budgets: Florida Legislature taking most of its thorny issues into the final innings

    Beer, bud and budgets: Florida Legislature taking most of its thorny issues into the final innings
    TALLAHASSEE -- Good times or bad, the Florida Legislature has historically made a habit of slow-rolling its most cantankerous issues. Although passing a budget is all they're constitutionally required to accomplish by May 2 -- and they had a $1.3...
  • Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate

    Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate
    A bill that craft-beer breweries view as an affront to their growing industry gained final approval in the Florida Senate Tuesday. The brewers like the part of the bill that would allow them to fill 64-ounce “growler” jugs of beer for...
  • Weatherford: Growler beer bill will be a heavy lift

    Weatherford: Growler beer bill will be a heavy lift
    TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Tuesday that a beer-growler bill would be heavy lift in his chamber, likely signaling the end of the road for the embattled beer bill. Because it didn't clear it's committees, House rules require a two-...
  • Five German breweries fined for price-fixing scheme

    Five German brewing companies were fined millions by German authorities for colluding to fix prices between 2006 and 2008. The companies -- Bitburger, Krombacher, Veltins, Warsteiner and Barre -- have been ordered to pay a combined 106.5 million euros...