Weekly Roundup | Arkansas and Kansas Label Renewal, Budweiser’s ‘America,’ and a Take on the Anheuser-Busch Merger

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful, sunny weekend. Today’s roundup covers Arkansas and Kansas label renewals, the logistics behind Budweiser’s ‘America,’ and a take on the Anheuser-Busch SABMiller merger. As always, if you read something I missed, let me know in the comments. Enjoy your week!

LegislativeUpdate

What You Should Know About Arkansas and Kansas Label Renewals | It’s time to renew your label registrations in Arkansas and Kansas. Here are some tips about these two states before renewing. ShipCompliant

TTB Weekly Newsletter | This week’s TTB newsletter includes Ben Birkhill as the assistant director of Regulations and Rulings Division (RRD), FDA’s new nutritional facts label, and more. TTB

IndustryUp

Judging a Beer By Its Label | A look at the process Budweiser went through in order to label their beer ‘America.’ ShipCompliant

A Big Merger May Flatten America’s Beer Market | Anheuser-Busch looks to finalize a $107 billion merger with SABMiller, the world’s second-largest brewer. The New York Times

Brewers Unite for Annual Capitol Hill Climb | More than 160 brewers, brewery owners/employees, and state guild representatives were in Washington, D.C. on June 3rd to advocate on behalf of the craft brewing industry. Brewers Association

DontMissOut

Auction Napa Valley Raises $14.3 Million | Napa Valley Vintners’ 36th annual Auction Napa Valley raised more than $14.2 million for local health and youth organizations this weekend. Wines&Vines

USDA Streamlines Producer Crop Acreage Reporting | USDA agencies will share crop acreage reports under a new initiative aimed at saving farmers and ranchers time. Capital Press

JustFun

Can Science Build a Fake Wine That’s Just as Good as the Real Thing | A new business called Replica Wines claims to produce “master forgeries” of well-known wines, deploying a throng of chemical instruments and a huge flavor database to blend near-identical versions of the wines from different grapes. Popular Science

Starbucks is Going to Service Cold Brew on Tap. What Could Go Wrong? | Later this summer, the coffee giant will start to dispense a slightly sour, vaguely effervescent, nitrogen-infused version of cold coffee at 500 US stores. Wired

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