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SolarCraft Completes Solar Power Installation for Kistler Vineyards - Sonoma County Winery Captures the Sun and Saves

SolarCraft Completes Solar Power Installation for Kistler Vineyards - Sonoma County Winery Captures the Sun and Saves

Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft, recently completed the installation of 248 kW DC of solar electric power at Kistler Vineyards in Sebastopol, Sonoma County. Kistler Vineyard will cut their electricity costs by over $67,000 annually and reduce their dependency on non-renewable energy sources. Their carbon footprint will be lowered substantially, benefitting their surrounding communities and their bottom line. - August 11, 2022 - SolarCraft

BlackSquare to Provide Global Spirits Brand Beam Suntory with Direct-to-Consumer Ecommerce Technology

BlackSquare to Provide Global Spirits Brand Beam Suntory with Direct-to-Consumer Ecommerce Technology

BlackSquare Inc. is pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership with Beam Suntory. BlackSquare will be responsible for providing Beam Suntory with cutting edge direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce technology, beginning with the creation of a brand home for iconic whisky brand Laphroaig in Germany and the UK. - August 09, 2022 - BlackSquare Inc.

Charleston’s First Distillery Launches Gin Inspired Beer with Local Brewery

Striped Pig Distillery and Ghost Monkey Brewery announce release of special-edition Striped Pig inspired beers in celebration of International Beer Day. - August 06, 2022 - Striped Pig Distillery

Bald Man Brewing to Release the Suburbs "Love is the Law Pub Ale" on 8/20 to Bring Everyone Together Over a Beer in the Name of Love and Rock & Roll

Bald Man Brewing to Release the Suburbs "Love is the Law Pub Ale" on 8/20 to Bring Everyone Together Over a Beer in the Name of Love and Rock & Roll

The Bald Man Brewing is very excited to announce a branded beer called 'The Suburb's Love is the Law Pub Ale"' which will be introduced at Bald Man Brewing 6th Birthday Concert Event concert in Eagan on 8/20. - August 04, 2022 - Bald Man Brewing

4West Lounge, Harlem's Premier LGBTQ+ Bar, Celebrates Its First Anniversary

4West Lounge, Harlem's Premier LGBTQ+ Bar, Celebrates Its First Anniversary

4West Lounge has become Harlem’s premier LGBTQ+ bar lounge where “You can be You and Free.” 4West prides itself on hosting diverse, curated events for guests to connect, grow and be entertained. It is home for everyone - from creatives to corporate managers to stay-at-home entrepreneurs - where they can come together and have their social and entertainment needs met in an environment that is welcoming to all, regardless of skin color or orientation. - August 03, 2022 - 4WestLounge

Charleston’s First Distillery First to Receive National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

Local Choice Spirits granted National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification, opening up many new opportunities for the Charleston based spirits business. - July 30, 2022 - Striped Pig Distillery

The World's First Hop-Influenced Mezcal

Hop Mez a unique agave spirit is triple-distilled with centennial hop. - July 18, 2022 - Frijolotes

Bok Gin Inspired by Korean Botanicals and Made in California

Combining refreshing juniper with heady Korean botanicals to produce an exciting fusion of West and East. - July 17, 2022 - Frijolotes

Superior Grocers Acquires Numero Uno

Superior Grocers Acquires Numero Uno

Superior Grocers, a Southern California grocery retailer, announced today that it has acquired Numero Uno, an independent chain of 22 Hispanic retail grocery stores in Southern California. Superior Grocers will now operate 69 grocery stores in Southern California. Richard Wardwell, President of... - July 14, 2022 - Superior Grocers

Go Sake! Sparkling Sake is Summer Formed in Bubbles

Go Sake! Sparkling Sake is Summer Formed in Bubbles

Japanese food is becoming increasingly popular. The number of japanese restaurants has increased rapidly in recent years, which is consistent with the widespread growing acceptance of japanese food and drinking culture. Japanese sake in particular was able to benefit from this development and is... - July 13, 2022 - Go-Sake

FemAle Brew Fest, the Country’s Pioneering Beer Festival Celebrating Women in the Brewing Industry, Returns to Fort Lauderdale

In 2021, this pioneering festival celebrating women in brewing was hosted at the newly opened Kimpton Goodland - Fort Lauderdale Beach and will be returning to this amazing hotel in 2022. - July 07, 2022 - FemAle Brew Fest

Jolly Roger Brewery to Host First Ever MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) Beer Pairing

First ever Beer pairing with MRE (Meals Ready to Eat). - July 07, 2022 - Jolly Roger Brew

Belse Brings Art to Plates and Walls

Belse Brings Art to Plates and Walls

Belse Plant Cuisine, which opened its Bowery restaurant and Brewery on Tuesday 14 June, is excited to promote contemporary art alongside the food artistry of their exceptional chef, Anthony Spino. The walls of the newest Manhattan restaurant located at 265/267 Bowery, are adorned with the works of... - June 25, 2022 - Belse Restaurant

Belse Welcomes Long Time Vegan Tulsi Gabbard for a Relaxed Chat on All Her Loves and Passions

Belse Welcomes Long Time Vegan Tulsi Gabbard for a Relaxed Chat on All Her Loves and Passions

Belse is delighted to welcome long-time vegan Tulsi Gabbard to the restaurant tonight where she will be engaging in a stimulating discussion with their guests. - June 24, 2022 - Belse Restaurant

Blue Shark Vodka Brings Home SIP Award Medals for Third Consecutive Year

On Blue Shark Vodka’s third anniversary, the vodka is proud to bring home SIP Award medals to North Carolina for the third consecutive year, making it the preferred vodka of the Carolinas. “Three years ago we sold our first bottles of vodka with a glass shark swimming inside the bottom... - June 24, 2022 - Daytoon, Inc.

Blue Shark Vodka Expands Distribution Throughout South Carolina

Aleph owner Jean-Pierre Chambas partnered with Blue Shark Vodka founder Mark Bloomquist to bring North Carolina’s favorite vodka to the islands, beaches and across the entire state of South Carolina. “At Aleph Wines, we support and promote quality craft spiri - June 19, 2022 - Daytoon, Inc.

Belse Gourmet Vegan Restaurant and Brewery Opened in the Bowery

Belse Gourmet Vegan Restaurant and Brewery Opened in the Bowery

Belse Plant Cuisine, a gourmet vegan restaurant, brewery and bar located at 265 Bowery, opened Tuesday, June 14 in over 11,000 newly-designed square feet. It features upscale vegan cuisine on separate lunch, dinner, late-night and weekend brunch menus, as well as craft beers made daily at its on-site brewery. There is a full-service bar with Belse signature wines, an extensive drink menu, and a large selection of spirit-free drinks. - June 15, 2022 - Belse Restaurant

Kachaça Spirits Awarded Unaged Cachaça of the Year in New York International Spirits Competition 2022

Newly Launched Kachaça! Earns Top Honor in Top Trade Competition - June 09, 2022 - Kachaca Spirits

Embracing Diversity Through the Culinary Arts, Music, and Culture

Embracing Diversity Through the Culinary Arts, Music, and Culture

Join Miami-Dade Vice Chairman Oliver Gilbert, III, the Hungry Black Man, the Center for Black Innovation, and the City of Miami Beach for the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Food and Wine Festival which showcases the culinary skills and creations of some of the nation’s most celebrated black chefs and culinary artists. Attendees will have food encounters with chefs like Carla Hall, Marcus Samuelsson, Robert Butts, Christian Bell, Andrew Lloyd, Kris Kofi, Raheem Saley, Troy Tingling and Deborah VanTrece. - June 01, 2022 - The Center for Black Innovation

Charleston’s First Distillery Releases Original Moonshine in Limited Supply

Striped Pig Distillery releases final 90 bottles of coveted ‘Shine, the last release of their original moonshine, bottled at 120 proof. - June 01, 2022 - Striped Pig Distillery

Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville Launches First-Ever Bourbon Raffle

Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville Launches First-Ever Bourbon Raffle

17 Rare Bourbons will be Raffled in 5 Lots including Pappy Van Winkle 15, 20, and 23. - May 25, 2022 - Catholic Education Foundation

Blue Shark Vodka Partners with No. 44 Ryan Ellis in Xfinity Series in Charlotte

Blue Shark Vodka is proud to support Ryan Ellis and his No. 44 Chevy Camaro for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 28. - May 24, 2022 - Daytoon, Inc.

Bartending Super Stars and TacoTuesday.com Partner for Cinco de Mayo to Celebrate the Invention of Reposado

Bartending Super Stars and TacoTuesday.com Partner for Cinco de Mayo to Celebrate the Invention of Reposado

TacoTuesday.com and local bartending legends, Inga Tantisalidchai and Catalin Ayala, are collaborating to shine light on a little-known fact this Cinco de Mayo. Few people realize that Gabriela Romo de la Peña and her two sisters shaped Tequila Herradura’s modern history. Gabriela... - May 05, 2022 - TacoTuesday.com

CEO of Charleston’s First Distillery, Striped Pig, Drives Change in Spirits Industry

Striped Pig Distillery joins the SC Craft Distillers Guild to help shift outdated legislation. - May 05, 2022 - Striped Pig Distillery

Blefa is a Founding Member of New Steel Keg Association

Blefa is a Founding Member of New Steel Keg Association

Blefa joins Steel Keg Association, which is a marketing-focused, non-profit organization, whose focus is drive awareness of circularity, efficiency and freshness that stainless steel kegs provide at bars and restaurants while reducing carbon footprint as compared to single use containers. Steel kegs save over 400,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and keep roughly 500,000 tons of packaging out of landfills each year. - April 26, 2022 - Blefa Kegs.com

Mezcal Lauderdale Grows Into Becoming the Largest Celebration of Mezcal in Florida

Mezcal Lauderdale is a celebration of everything Mezcal, featuring a large selection of the world's most renowned Mezcal brands. Ticket holders get a souvenir glass, and can try their favorites, as well as discover new brands. - April 13, 2022 - UniteUs Group

Best Food and Beverage Websites of 2022 to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 26th Annual WebAward Competition

Best Food and Beverage Websites of 2022 to be Named by Web Marketing Association in 26th Annual WebAward Competition

The Web Marketing Association will name the best food and beverage websites as part of their 26th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development. Food and Beverage Websites can be entered into consideration for the 2022 Best Food and Beverage Website WebAwards at www.webaward.org. - April 07, 2022 - Web Marketing Association

Go-Sake Wins Silver at the Craft Spirits Awards

Go-Sake Wins Silver at the Craft Spirits Awards

Sake Startup awarded twice for Sake and Tonic and Go-Sake. - March 17, 2022 - Go-Sake

FemAle Brew Fest to Partner with the Norton Museum of Art on Their Women’s Walk Community Day

The Women’s Walk Community Day will feature among many events, an Artist Demo, Women Crafting Beer: A Panel Discussion and a Beer Tasting with several Florida breweries. - March 17, 2022 - FemAle Brew Fest

Proceeds from New Pint Bottles to Benefit Shark Research

50 cents from each bottle sold will go to The Atlantic Shark Institute. - March 07, 2022 - Daytoon, Inc.

Blue Shark Vodka Debuts New Pint Bottle to Growing Collection

Blue Shark Vodka announces release of another unique bottle in their award-winning collection. - March 04, 2022 - Daytoon, Inc.

Welsh Distillery Picks Up Two Silver Medals at the Rum and Chahaça Masters

Working hard over the past few months changing production methods and processes has resulted in improved rums for the Spirit of Wales Distillery who have remarkable flavour combinations. The work has paid off as the Welsh distillery has picked up two silver medals from the Rum & Cachaça Masters, one for their visitor’s favourite, Dragon’s Breath Spiced Rum and one for Steeltown commemorative and lush Welsh Rum. - March 04, 2022 - Spirit of Wales Ltd.

UniteUs Group Announces Mezcal Lauderdale - a Three-Day Mezcal Festival Celebrating Tequila's Sometimes Smoky Cousin

Mezcal Lauderdale is a celebration of everything Mezcal and will give attendees the opportunity to try their favorite as well as discover new brands. All while getting to know more about the featured Mezcal's from experts that will take them on the ultimate tour of Mezcal. - February 23, 2022 - UniteUs Group

Swig Partners Launches Connecting Wineries to Import and Distribution Partners

Swig Partners Launches Connecting Wineries to Import and Distribution Partners

On a mission to streamline and improve the process for alcoholic beverage producers trying to open or expand distribution in the United States, SWIG Partners leverages their decades of relationships and experience to form successful and long-lasting partnerships. - February 18, 2022 - SWIG Partners

Smuttynose Introduces the Kind Series with a New Hazy Kind IPA and Double Kind DIPA

Smuttynose Releases Two New Year-Round Beers as an Extension to their Flagship Finestkind IPA. - February 18, 2022 - Smuttynose

R-Three Technologies, Inc. Appoints William Benson Chief Executive Officer

R-Three Technologies, Inc. Appoints William Benson Chief Executive Officer

R-Three Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS: RRRT) (R3T) has appointed William Benson Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. - January 27, 2022 - Billionaires Row, LLC

Lucky Envelope Brewing Celebrates Chinese New Year with Exciting New Collaborations, Festivities

Ballard’s Chinese American-owned Lucky Envelope Brewing welcoming in the Year of the Water Tiger with special events Friday, January 28th and Saturday, January 29th. Among the highlights are five beer releases, themed merchandise, food trucks, and giveaways. One of the most important part of... - January 20, 2022 - Lucky Envelope Brewing

PAYXPS, the Global Leader in Payment Experience & Financial Inclusion Solutions, Grows Leadership Team & Launches Business Discovery Center

PAYXPS, the Global Leader in Payment Experience & Financial Inclusion Solutions, Grows Leadership Team & Launches Business Discovery Center

PAYXPS, today, announces new additions to its leadership team and the launch of a Business Discovery Center to help businesses create strong communities, improve communication and drive commerce. - January 19, 2022 - PAYXPS

Hungarian Pálinka Reaches Exciting Milestone in the U.S.

Proper Hungarian pálinka reaches U.S. consumers with the launch of American Pálinka Club. - January 06, 2022 - American Palinka Club

10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits Named 2021 Craft Distillery of the Year

10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits Named 2021 Craft Distillery of the Year

Craft whiskey subscription service RackHouse Whiskey Club has announced its 2021 Craft Distillery of the Year Award winner as 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits out of Vail, Colorado. - December 12, 2021 - 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co.

Security Center USA & Intuition Ale Works Announce a Partnership

Security Center USA, the leader in video surveillance solutions, is proud to announce the choice of Security Center USA by Intuition Ale Works. "Intuition is thrilled to have our new high definition Security Center USA surveillance system in place. We feel it will help support our staff,... - December 03, 2021 - Security Center USA

First White Welsh Rum Released by Spirit of Wales Distillery

Spirit of Wales Distillery in Newport, Wales is proud to announce the launch of its second Welsh rum to the collection, and the first white rum for the Steeltown range of contemporary spirits. Spirit of Wales Steeltown Welsh White Rum is a contemporary crisp rum, made with molasses and layered with tropical crisp notes. - November 19, 2021 - Spirit of Wales Ltd.

Victor George Vodka Owner Awarded 2.4 Million Dollars to Build Fort Lauderdale's First Black Owned Distillery

Victor George Vodka Owner Awarded 2.4 Million Dollars to Build Fort Lauderdale's First Black Owned Distillery

One of the fastest growing Black owned vodka brands in the U.S. building distillery in Florida. - November 17, 2021 - Victor George Spirits LLC

NYC's Alt-Medicine Event Series is Back Live with “Bootleg Avocado Presents: Planting the Next Generation of Food & Beverage”

NYC's Alt-Medicine Event Series is Back Live with “Bootleg Avocado Presents: Planting the Next Generation of Food & Beverage”

Bootleg Avocado has announced their comeback event in their series focused on the intersection of food, beverage, cannabis, and psychedelics. This time around, “Bootleg Avocado Presents: Planting the Next Gen of F&B,” will feature a panel of industry professionals pioneering wellness solutions discussing their approach to “innovation,” recent pivots, new product releases, and expected 2022 trends. The event will take place in Chelsea, NYC on December 2, 2021. - November 17, 2021 - Bootleg Avocado LLC

Bareburger Kitchen + Bar Launches New Menu & Cocktails in Chelsea, NYC

Bareburger Kitchen + Bar Launches New Menu & Cocktails in Chelsea, NYC

There’s something for everyone at Bareburger, and soon there’s going to be even more at the clean comfort food restaurant’s Chelsea location. Meat-lovers, devoted vegans, and omnivores alike all have reason to rejoice, as the brand announced today a new menu, new vibes & good... - November 16, 2021 - Bareburger

Spirit of Wales Distillery Launches Steeltown Blueberry Welsh Gin

Spirit of Wales Distillery in Newport, Wales is proud to announce the launch of a second Welsh gin and first pink gin. Spirit of Wales, Steeltown Welsh Blueberry Gin, a contemporary forged wild blueberry gin, sweetened naturally with heather tips. - November 08, 2021 - Spirit of Wales Ltd.

Sister.ly Drinkware™ Announces the GiveBack Series

Sister.ly Drinkware, one of the very first companies to offer drinkware, barware and wine accessories with a feminine flair, is giving back to their community in a big way. - October 09, 2021 - Sister.ly Drinkware

Spirit of Wales Distillery Wins Two Vodka Masters Gold Medals

The Spirit of Wales Distillery wins two gold awards for their new Steeltown Welsh Vodka and Steeltown Home Welsh Vodka. The Spirit of Wales Distillery contemporary styled Steeltown Welsh Vodkas both won gold medals from The Spirits Business, Vodka Masters 2021. These gold medals come shortly after The Spirits Business awarded Spirit of Wales a silver medal for their Steeltown Welsh Dry Gin in June 2021. - October 03, 2021 - Spirit of Wales Ltd.

Superior Foundation 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Superior Foundation 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Superior Grocers held its Annual Foundation Golf Tournament on September 26th at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert. The Superior Foundation along with our many Vendor Partners raised over $400,000 to support Schools, Music & Arts, Health and Wellness, and Scholarships for higher... - October 02, 2021 - Superior Grocers

Off Main Brewing Launches First Boutique Brewery in Texas

Off Main Brewing Launches First Boutique Brewery in Texas

Off Main Brewing reimagines the craft brewery scene by launching mobile taproom with customizable menu for north Texas events, creating unique and memorable experiences. - October 01, 2021 - Off Main Brewing

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