Sazerac's Mark Godenswager (second from right), treats RNDC-Ohio Division managers (l-r) Melissa Myers, Kevin Ryan, RNDC-Ohio President Stacy Gabel, Mel Fisher and Justin Tavares to the recent Guns-N-Roses concert in Cincinnati to celebrate the success of Gran Gala Orange Liqueur.

OHLA Partners With TIPS

Published: 08/16/2016

COLUMBUS (PRNewswire) — The Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association this month entered a partnership with Health Communications Inc. designed to promote responsible service of alcohol in communities across Ohio.

Under the partnership, OHLA members will have the opportunity to become certified trainers for HCI’s flagship alcohol server training program, Training for Intervention Procedures, or TIPS. To become a TIPS trainer, OHLA members must successfully complete a two-day, train-the-trainer workshop. They may then provide TIPS training to their staff.

OIU Urges Back-To-School Server Training

Published: 08/16/2016

COLUMBUS — Over the next several weeks, as students return to college campuses across the state, agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit are encouraging campus-area liquor permit holders to make sure their staff know Ohio’s liquor laws by scheduling a free Alcohol Server Knowledge course.

Toledo Club Cited On Sex, Drug Charges

Published: 08/16/2016

COLUMBUS — Agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit, along with the Toledo Police Department, recently charged 13 people at a Toledo club for various illegal activities, including illegal drug trafficking and prostitution.

A search warrant was conducted at Déjà vu, 135 S. Byrne St. in Toledo, after a six month investigation into complaints of drug trafficking, prostitution and illegally operating a sexually oriented business. Additional charges are pending in the investigation.

Graeter's Joins Small Town Brewery In 'Adult' Float Promo

Published: 08/16/2016

CINCINNATI (PRNewswire) — Cincinnati-based Graeter’s Ice Cream is teaming up with the maker of Not Your Father’s Root Beer to promote an “adult” root beer float.

Craft Beer Production Up 8% Midyear

Published: 08/16/2016

BOULDER, Colo. — American craft beer production volume increased 8 percent during the first half of the year, according to midyear data from the Brewers Association.

As of June 30, a record high 4,656 breweries were operating in the U.S, an increase of 917 breweries over the same time period of the previous year, according to the association. Additionally, there were about 2,200 breweries in planning.

Sazerac Launches Mr. Boston Website

Published: 08/16/2016

NEW ORLEANS — The owner of the Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide is moving the 80-year-old “Bible of Booze” into the digital age with the launch of a website,, which contains more than 10,500 drink recipes.

Jack Daniel's Unveils Personal Collection Program

Published: 08/16/2016

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (PRNewswire) — Jack Daniel’s has debuted its Personal Collection program, allowing participants to purchase their own customized selection of whiskey via a hand selected barrel of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select.

Truett-Hurst Settles With Former Partner, To Move VML

Published: 08/16/2016

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (PRNewswire) — Wine sales and marketing company Truett-Hurst recently announced it is moving its VML production facility and tasting room to Dry Creek Valley, Calif., following the sale of its current Healdsburg location.