Daily Beer Distro for Saturday November 17, 2018

Everyday I feature a curated list of the day’s expiring domain names. I research the aftermarkets and go through the drop lists to find the best available domain names for beer, wine and spirits companies. The domain names below are perfect branding opportunities for breweries, wineries, distillers, distributors, retailers, vendors, even cannabis companies. You never …

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Constellation Brands Morgan Stanley Global Consumer Conference Call Summary; Daily Beer Distro For Friday November 16, 2018

For those of you, like me, who would rather have the summary, here’s the tl;dr from the Constellation Brands presentation at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer Broker conference call with CBrands CFO David Klein and CMO Jim Sabia on Tuesday: Operating margins have increased from 27% FY2014 to 39.5% FY2018 mainly due to positive exchange …

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Miller Brewing Company History; Daily Beer Distro for Thursday November 15, 2018

The film With This Ring was a forty minute film commissioned by the Miller Brewing Company in 1954 to tell the history of Miller Beer. The movie was made to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the brewery by Frederick Miller. Jerry Fairbanks Productions produced the movie and it was directed by …

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Miller to put Kibosh on Pabst; Daily Beer Distro Wednesday November 14, 2018

This week in Milwaukee, MillerCoors and Pabst Brewing Company are making opening statements in a $400 million lawsuit that’s life or death for Pabst. Way back in 1999, Pabst and Miller joined forces and acquired the brands and breweries of the Stroh Brewery Company. At the same time, Pabst signed a 20-year agreement with Miller …

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Diageo Sells Brands to Sazerac; Daily Beer Distro for Tuesday November 13, 2018

Yesterday, Diageo agreed to sell Sazerac a total of 19 brands of whisky, rum, tequila, scotch and cocktail mixers. The deal is expected to be completed in early 2019. Diageo gets $550 million for the 19 brands, a gain of over $400 million from its original near $150 million acquisition price for the brands. Diageo …

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Trademarked Domain Names of Beer Brands; Daily Beer Distro for Monday November 12, 2018

Unless you’re employed by the actual brewery or you happen to be an appointed beer distributor, do not register trademarked domain names of beer brands. Unfortunately, I see folks do it everyday. Here’s the scenario: Domain Guy reads an article about domain names and has the bright idea to get rich quick selling domain names …

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A Look at the Carlsberg Beer Domain Name Portfolio; Daily Beer Distro for November 11, 2018

Carlsberg’s establishment dates back to 1847, when J.C. Jacobsen began brewing beer in the village of Valby on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. He named the brewery after his son Carl. It seems father and son didn’t always see eye to eye, so in 1882 Carl opened a brewery of his own. J.C.’s brewery became …

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Saturday is New Beer Label Day; Daily Beer Distro for Saturday November 10, 2018

Saturday is New Beer Label Day. I’m showcasing some of the previous week’s new beer label approvals of brands that have the potential for national distribution. I’m afraid I’m not going to be able to post every beer label. There’s just too many coming out each week. I’m including pre-rollout labels of new products, new …

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The Beer Distributor and the Old Mechanic; Daily Beer Distro for Friday November 9, 2018

Back in the 1970s there was an old beer distributor who serviced a couple counties in Arkansas with Stag and Pearl Beer. He ran his beer routes in an antique one bay route truck and was always having trouble keeping it running. One fateful June morning, despite several attempts, he was unable to crank the …

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Harvest Strategy in the Beer Business; Daily Beer Distro for Thursday November 8, 2018

I learned about harvest strategy years ago from stories about a man by the name of Paul Kalmanovitz. Through his holding company S&P, Kalmanovitz bought many of the old-line regional brewers that had financial difficulties during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s including Pearl, Pabst, Olympia, General and Falstaff. He would purchase a faltering brewery through …

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Key Takeaways from the 2018 Annual iPourIt Report; Daily Beer Distro for Wednesday November 7, 2018

I just got a copy of the 2018 Annual iPourIt Report. And I have to say, this is where the industry is headed. There’s just too much valuable data here. I’m not saying bartenders are an endangered species by any means. But in large draft markets, self-serve beer and RFID technology will be the industry …

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