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Craft Brewers Conference Reaches New Heights

The Brewers Association (BA) —the not-for-profit trade group representing America’s small and independent craft brewers—has concluded the 30th edition of the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) & BrewExpo America. As the largest industry gathering, CBC brought together some 6,400 brewing professionals and approximately 440 exhibitors in the nation’s capital for conversation and collaboration about America’s ever-growing craft beer culture.

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Bacardi Cuts Water Use in Half

Bacardi Limited has cut water usage by nearly 50 percent and reduced both energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 33 percent over the past six years. The water saved is equivalent to providing a glass of water to every person on the planet. Reductions were achieved through a combination of conservation measures that included more efficient equipment and greater use of renewable energy sources.

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Dr Pepper Snapple, Penguins Sign Extension

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has extended its multiyear sponsorship with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) will provide soft drinks and other beverages at Consol Energy Center through July 2020. Financial terms of the deal weren't announced. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

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Bulk Versus Bottle Dilemma For South Africa

At South Africa's Rostberg and Co., green bottles filled with a ruby liquid clink as they march along a conveyor belt, destined for wine-lovers from Paris to Shanghai. But if a trend toward bulk shipping continues, the music of the Rostberg bottling plant may be about to stop. (Reuters)

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Oregon Brewers Turn Leftover Matzoh Into Beer

From the mound of peeling matzah box empties, it looked like a massive Passover seder was brewing. Instead, Ambacht Brewery co-owner Tom Kramer was tossing the discarded boxes to the brewery floor after adding crushed up matzoh to a bubbling mash of soon-to-be Matzobraü Beer. (New Voices)

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