Brewery Vivant hits shelves as rare, pre-EBF treat

About a month ago we got an e-mail from Jason Spaulding, President of Brewery Vivant of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Breweries participating in beer festivals outside their normal distribution territories must choose a distribution company local to where the festival is taking place. It’s all part of the Federally mandated three-tier system. In this case, Brewery Vivant, which currently only distributes throughout Michigan, Indiana, and the Chicago-area, needed a distribution company to take its beer into Massachusetts for the Extreme Beer Festival. They chose the Craft Brewers Guild.

Rough Draft Brewing Comes to South San Diego County!

Craft Beer Guild Distributing of San Diego is proud to distribute Rough Draft Brewing Company South San Diego County!
Here's a little bit about our new partner....

Find Gluten-Free beers in your area now!

There are so many great Gluten Free beers in the market.  For those who cannot have Gluten, or those who just like great beer, here are some of the Gluten Free brands we carry!

New Planet
Green's Ale
Dogfish Tweason 

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Hopamania Tour Caters To Hop Heads

America has become a nation of hop heads.

Beer drinkers can't get enough of the resinous aroma and array of piney, citrusy, and bitter hop flavors. Breweries are churning out several varieties of Pale Ales, sessionalbe IPAs, and higher ABV DIPAs to meet demand and everyone knows the fresher it is, the better it is. But let's face it, sometimes that "bottled on" date from 8 days ago juuuust doesn't cut it.

Left Hand Launches in CT

This month brings exciting news for craft beer lovers of Connecticut. On February 9th, the incredible brews from Left Hand Brewing Company made their debut statewide in 6-packs and on draft! This means no more longing for that luscious and creamy Nitro Milk Stout, roasty Black Jack Porter or the sessionable Sawtooth.  All it takes is a trip to your local beer bar or retailer and you can get some Left Hand in your belly TODAY!

Our Valentine's Day Beer Picks

Forget the flowers, the heart-shaped antacid "candies", and waxy milk chocolates. Valentine's Day is just 10 days away, and what's more romantic than wooing the person you love with beer?

To help you navigate the beer aisle, we've selected our top Valentine's Day beers. Chocolate beers > chocolates.

Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout. Gently roasted organic chocolate malts blended with organic cocoa make this one smooth, creamy brew. Beer Advocate gives this a 94.

Beer Can Appreciation

More craft brewers are ditching bottles and making the switch to cans. The rise in popularity of canning is due to a number of factors: easier to recycle, less breakage, more surface space for logo/branding, and no light contamination. Some breweries only can, while others use cans for special releases. Mobile canning companies have emerged in response to the resurgence of the can in the craft beer industry. Cans are the new “thing.” Again.

Predictions for Craft Beer in 2015


- By Kerry J. Byrne for the Boston Herald:

The past year was the most dynamic in the history of American craft brewing.The combination of entrepreneurial spirit, creative energy and consumer thirst means this will be another explosive year for American beer makers.

Beer Works Introduces "Battle of the Brews"

Throughout the month of January, Beer Works fans will have the opportunity to critique and vote for their favorite brews.

The “Battle of the Brews” is an in-house beer competition between Beer Works’ own brands and will take place at all six Beer Works locations. Starting January 5th, for just four dollars, participants are given four different 4 oz. samples of beer and a voting ballot. The four beers are two different styles, with two varieties of each style. The contenders are:

Back Bay IPA vs. The Contender IPA
Pale 2 vs. Big Boy IPA

In the Holiday Spirit, Craft Brewers Guild Donates

The Children's hospital at Mass General is going to need more wrapping paper.

On December 17th over 130 toys, all donated by Craft Brewers Guild staff, were delivered to MGH. Naturally, we took the opportunity to build a giant mountain of all the toys and take pictures with it.

The toys ranged from art supplies, board games, and dolls to battery-operated cars and will be distributed by hospital staff to children and families in their care.