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Bar 145 Comes to Columbus

Bar 145, the popular gastropub and live music venue based in Toledo, has just opened its first location in Columbus, Ohio. The corporate-owned bar and restaurant is located at 955 West Fifth Ave on the border of Columbus and Grandview.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company Reports 2013 Production Increase

Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the oldest craft brewery in Texas, reported record shipments of more than 58,000 barrels of beer in 2013. It was the third consecutive year that the brewery's production has increased by approximately 9,000 barrels from the previous year, representing a 19 percent boost in overall production.

Loyalty Programs Make Casual Drinkers Frequent Customers

Remembering your favorite beer at Howells & Hood can get a little complicated.The number of taps at the Chicago restaurant clocks in at 114. And like many restaurants with a large beer program, the taps are in constant rotation.

Greenbrier Hosts Tribute to Craft Beer and Blues Music

The Greenbrier, the classic American destination resort in West Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, is dedicating the third installment of its first annual Discovery Series weekends to local craft beer and blues music.

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Names CEO

Srinivas Kumar will join CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries’ team as CEO in early January, replacing interim CEO Dick Rivera who will remain chairman of the board. “The board of directors would like to thank Dick Rivera for his service as interim CEO and we’re pleased he’ll remain chairman of the board,” says Jason Mozingo, senior managing director at Centerbridge Partners.

Craft and Cider Take Share from Beers During 2013

According to GuestMetrics, despite a difficult year for the beer category in on-premise in 2013, Craft and Cider both continued to post positive volume growth, taking share from Premium Light, Premium Regular, and Import beer throughout the course of the year:Beer had a difficult year in on-premise in ‘13, with volumes down 4.

2013 Alcohol Sales End on Weak Note

Guestmetrics data indicates trends for full service restaurants and bars closed out the year on a particularly weak note. While overall traffic to full service restaurants and bars was -1.9 percent for the full year 2013 vs.

Registration Opens for Kona Brewers Festival

Registration is now open for the 19th annual Kona Brewers Festival for both breweries and restaurants wishing to participate. The event will indulge craft beer aficionados and foodies alike on Hawaii’s Big Island Saturday, March 8, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.

Bar Louie Opening New Location in Arlington, Virginia

Bar Louie announced the opening of their newest location in Arlington, Virginia. When Bar Louie opens its doors on December 26th, it will be the sixth metro D.C. location for the Texas based brand with additional locations in Ashburn, Hampton, Rockville, D.

Cheeseburger in Paradise Debuts New Beverage Menu

Three months after rolling out major culinary enhancements, Cheeseburger in Paradise is now pouring attention into its beverage program. The tropical bar and grill chain has just launched the "Laid-Back Libations" drinks and cocktails menu, providing a fresh look and an array of new and improved island-inspired, adult offerings.

Is Craft Beer’s Popularity on the Wane?

Sales volume of on-premise craft beer decreased in September, October, and November, declining an average of 6 percent versus a year ago, reports data insights firm Restaurant Sciences.While new craft beers are introduced daily, the number of craft beers sold in restaurants, nightclubs, and bars has decreased 19 percent versus a year ago.