NEW YORK — Three Ohio breweries were selected among the “50 Best Craft Breweries in America” by The Daily Meal, a website that covers food and drink topics.
Great Lakes Brewing Co. of Cleveland ranked 29th on the list and was recognized for its “environmental conscience and sustainability practices,” including using “local, organic farming for the harvest of raw materials” and “alternative fuels in their factory.”
COLUMBUS — The fourth annual Deschutes Brewery’s Base Camp for Beer Fanatics is set for Aug. 25-31 in Columbus.
The event features a series of specialty beer tastings, beer and food pairings, and appearances by Woody, Deschutes’ giant beer barrel on wheels. Deschutes brewers and ambassadors will be on hand at events to provide insight into the Oregon-based craft beers.
The week will kick off with Six-Pack Mondays Aug. 25 at Whole Foods Market in Dublin. Woody will be pouring Deschutes beers on the patio, while beer and food pairings will be featured throughout the store.
WASHINGTON — Driven by stronger sales and traffic levels and an increasingly optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index rose to its highest level in more than two years.
FT. COLLINS, Colo. — An Ohio-based wholesaler is among New Belgium Brewing’s wholesalers for Kentucky.
Stagnaro Distributing of Cincinnati was among 10 new distributors named by the Colorado brewer to represent its products in Kentucky. The new market will open once the brewer’s secondary brewery in Asheville, N.C., comes online in late 2015.
CINCINNATI (PRNewswire) — Warsteiner USA recently separated its sales and marketing responsibilities, creating two new leadership roles.
As part of the new structure, Steve Montano was promoted to vice president sales responsible for sales efforts across the U.S. Previously vice president sales-Eastern Division, Montano has nearly 30 years of industry experience.
Warsteiner USA is currently conducting a national search for the vice president marketing position.
CLEVELAND — Cleveland native chef Michael Symon is scheduled to headline the ninth annual Fabulous Food Show Nov. 14-16 at the I-X Center here.
The Fabulous Food Show, the nation’s largest consumer-oriented presentation of fine food, fine art, craft breweries, wineries, restaurants and purveyors under one roof, will feature more than 100 live presentations scheduled across six different customized stages. Symon, co-host of ABC’s lifestyle series “The Chew,” will appear at the event each day.
WASHINGTON — Due in large part to softer customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index registered a moderate decline in June.
The RPI, a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry, stood at 101.3 in June, down from a level of 102.1 in May and the first decline in four months. Despite the drop, the RPI remained above 100 for the 16th consecutive month, which signifies expansion in the index of key industry indicators.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (PRNewswire) — Professional and amateur mixologists from across the country are invited to submit their most innovative original cocktail creations incorporating Barenjager brands for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Germany and $1,000.
BOULDER, Colo. — Craft brewers enjoyed continued growth in the first half of 2014, according to new mid-year data released by the Brewers Association.
According to the BA, American craft beer production volume increased 18 percent during the first half of the year. From January through the end of June, approximately 10.6 million barrels of beer were sold by craft brewers, up from 9.0 million barrels over the first half of 2013.