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First Certified Cicerones Announced!

The Cicerone Certification Program traveled to sunny San Diego on April 18 to conduct the first exam for Certified Cicerone status. It was a tough exam, but five candidates passed to become the first holders of the title "Certified Cicerone." The five are:.... Rob Gerrity - Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Scott Kerkmans - Four Points by Sheraton Ron Kloth - Papago Brewing...

Integrated Retail Management Solution for Wineries

/24-7PressRelease/ - REDWOOD CITY, CA, May 02, 2008 - Due to the explosion of wine sales in the United States, CORESense and their payment processing partner, Merchant e-Solutions (MeS), announced the launch of their new Integrated Retail Management Solution for Wineries at the Direct to Consumer Symposium, May 1-2, 2008 in Napa, CA. Despite the slowing economy, the wine industry...

HD Weekend Sports Outlook – 5/2 thru 5/4

The NBA and NHL playoffs rule the HD roost again this weekend. There may even be some game sevens on Sunday in the NBA... but they don't appear too confident since the time and networks have not been decided yet. It seems like we've been reporting on the playoffs for these two leagues for weeks now... and...

Flying Dog Triples Up At World Beer Cup

Referred to as the "Olympics of beer", the World Beer Cup is a bi-annual competition put on by the Brewer's Association that brings together the best beers from the best breweries in the world. Winners were selected by an international panel of 129 beer judges from 21 countries. With 2,864 entries from 644 breweries in 58 countries, walking away...

Deschutes Brewery Opens Portland Pub

PORTLAND, Ore., April 30, 2008 – LAD communications celebrates the launch of The Deschutes Brewery and Public House located at 210 NW 11th Ave., in the heart of Portland’s bustling Pearl District. As the first pub in Portland for the Bend, Oregon based Deschutes, this launch showcases LAD’s ability to generate significant buzz and interest in both the media...

American Craft Beer Week (May 12-18) Celebrates Brewers’ Community Citizenship

American Craft Brewers Donated More Than $20 Million in 2007 BOULDER, CO., March 20, 2008 -- American Craft Beer Week (May 12-18), which is celebrated annually, highlights the industry and culture of craft beer. This year, breweries and beer makers will also recognize their collective charitable contributions. For the first time ever, the Brewers Association announced U.S. craft breweries’ charitable...

SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience Comes to Nation’s Capital in May

Independent Craft Brewers Harmonize Beer and Food Showcasing Why Craft Beer is So Sought After Boulder, CO – March 7, 2008 - Four dozen independent craft brewers have been selected to showcase the pleasures of fine food enjoyed with world-class beer in Washington, D.C., May 16-17. SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience will highlight the culinary delights of...

Granite City Food & Brewery In Development Agreement With United Properties

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 2008) - Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. (Nasdaq: GCFB) a Modern American upscale casual restaurant chain, today announced the signing of a long-term development agreement with United Properties, a nationally recognized real estate investment and development company. United Properties, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, offers development expertise in office, industrial, retail, medical, residential and mixed-use projects...

Granite City Food Brewery Ltd. Revenue Up 32.1% in First Quarter

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 2008) - Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. (Nasdaq: GCFB) a Modern American upscale casual restaurant chain, today reported results for the first quarter ended March 25, 2008. Highlights for the first quarter of 2008 compared to the same quarter last year were as follows: * Total revenues increased 32.1% to $24.0 million * Comparable restaurant sales increased 1.8% *...

Compete for a $25,000 script deal from FOX

FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY AND THE NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE “FOX-NYTVF COMEDY SCRIPT CONTEST” Aspiring TV writers can compete for a $25,000 script deal from FOX by submitting half-hour pilot scripts for original comedy series – Fox Broadcasting Company joined with the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) today to announce the launch of the FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest. This contest invites aspiring...

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