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CRAFT TAKES ON BIG BEER

FOR YEARS so-called Big Beer largely ignored the craft segment of the industry, dismissing it as a passing fad. Not so anymore. Although AB InBev and MillerCoors still make up 72% of all US beer sales, craft has been rapidly growing. As a result, instead of simply ignoring the category...
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NEW WORKOUT FAD: PROTEIN BEER?

TORN BETWEEN going to the gym and having a beer? Now you can do both! MuscleFood, a UK business that sells sports nutrition products, is marketing a high-protein, low-cal, gluten-free beer that boasts a whopping 21.8 grams of protein per bottle, about as much as eight ounces of Greek yogurt...
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A DRINK WITH CHRIS LOHRING

By BRANDY RAND IN THE CROWDED FIELD of craft brewers, Chris Lohring is forging a path down the road less taken.  By focusing on brewing low-alcohol session beers – at a time when no one knew what “session” meant – Lohring took a risk that has paid off.  As an...
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SAMUEL ADAMS NITRO PROJECT

The Boston Beer company has released the first three brews from its Nitro Project: a White Ale, IPA, and Coffee Stout, all in cans. The White Ale is medium-bodied with notes of orange and peppery spice and a light wheat character. The IPA is bitter yet smooth. Amarillo, Centennial, Galaxy,...
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MALIBU STRAWBERRY KIWI CANS

This RTD cocktail is made from strawberry and kiwi with Malibu Coconut. Other flavors in the line include Fizzy Pink Lemonade, Pineapple and Island Spiced & Club Soda. Suggested retail is $2.5O for a 25Oml is and $1O for a 4-pack. Available from United Liquors

SAMUEL ADAMS COLD SNAP

A Belgian-style unfiltered White Ale, Cold Snap is brewed with a blend of fruits, flowers and spices including Grains of Paradise, anise and hibiscus. Bright and fresh with flavors ranging from orange peel and plum to coriander. Pale and wheat malts give the beer its golden appearance and crisp finish....
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CIDER OF SPAIN

The Cider of Spain portfolio in now Available. With ciders mostly from the Asturias region in northwest Spain, where the cider culture dates back to Roman Times, the company features a wide range of styles from still to sparkling, as well as a pear and a frost dessert offering. Select...
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DOMAINE SEBASTIEN DAMPT

There are several wines Available from this house including Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Lechet, Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons, and Petit Chablis Terroir de Milly. The Chablis and the Premiers Crus are fermented in stainless steel to help retain their freshness. Available from Baystate Wine & Spirits

BELLA CAROLL WEDDING WINE COLLECTION

This new collection includes white and red California wines specially created for weddings and related celebrations. Blush and bubbly to come. Suggested retail is $15.99 for the white and $17.99 for the red. Available from Horizon Beverage Company

DEEP EDDY PEACH VODKA

Deep Eddy has added Peach to its portfolio of vodkas. Other flavors include Straight Vodka, Lemon, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Cranberry, and Sweet Tea. Suggested retail is $2O for a 75Oml. Available from Horizon Beverage Company