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Orlando Brewing now available in Sarasota and Manatee

Two beers from organic brewery Orlando Brewing are available starting today on draft and in bottles in Sarasota and Manatee counties, according to Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, the brewery’s local distribution partner. Look for Right on Red Ale and I-4 IPA initially, according to Devyn Dugger, sales director with Gold Coast Eagle. Here’s the brewery’s […]

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Texas’ Saint Arnold Brewing Co. expands into Florida

Houston’s Saint Arnold Brewing Co., the oldest craft brewery in Texas, is expanding to Florida’s Gulf coast this month. Expect to see the brewery’s Fancy Lawnmower Beer, Elissa IPA and Christmas Ale on tap at bars and restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties on Nov. 20, according to Saint Arnold founder and brewer Brock Wagner. […]

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Craft beer distribution: Study the market, distributors and your own operations

Craft beer distribution: Study the market, distributors and your own operations

Craft brewing is a unique industry in America, not just for its creative, bold products, but also because of the regulation of its distribution and sales, which keeps alive its independent, local spirit amid intense monopolistic forces. Just how important is wholesale distribution to craft beer? For starters, it was a key in ending Prohibition. […]

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Pepin Distributing expands warehouse to meet demand for craft beer

Normally, businesses scale back when sales slip. Pepin Distributing did quite the opposite. Despite a slight drop in overall beer sales, the local distributor has completed a $12 million warehouse expansion to make room for a trendy, niche product: craft beer. Craft beer sales make up just 5.5 percent of the Tampa beer market but […]

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