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Distilled Spirits Could Follow in Footsteps of Craft Beer Cluster

BEVERAGES: Changing Distribution Law Would Help Open the Path

A very small batch of San Diego’s craft beer brewers are making early headway in the ultra-competitive market for distilled spirits, which last year racked up $23.1 billion in U.S. sales, according to industry reports.

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Brewing Is the Easy Part of the Operation

ROUNDTABLE: Owners Cite Range of Regulations Among Business Concerns

For the 40-plus entrepreneurs expected to soon start breweries in the Craft Beer Capital of the World, the process will be a dream come true.

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Case for Cans

CRAFT BREWERIES: Some Craft Brewers Are Open to Change as New Techniques Help Cans Hold Their Own Versus Bottles

The hum of canning lines at Mike Hess Brewing Co. in North Park is a sound that remains relatively rare in the world of San Diego County’s 100-plus craft beer makers.

Green Flash Debuting New Tasting Room

San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. plans a May 16 opening for Cellar 3, a new tasting room and specialty brewing facility that it will operate in Poway.

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Green Flash Debuting New Tasting Room at Poway Facility

San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. plans a May 16 opening for Cellar 3, a new tasting room and specialty brewing facility that it will operate in Poway.

Eco Building Products Establishes Board of Directors

Vista-based Eco Building Products, Inc., a manufacturer of treated wood products resistant to fire, mold and bugs, announced the establishment of a company board of directors.

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Bill Havrilla Promoted to VP of Operations at Collicutt Energy

Collicutt Energy Services Inc., one of the largest providers of power generation systems in the West, has promoted San Diego-based Bill Havrilla to vice president of operations.

Headset Maker Turtle Beach Corp. Announces Hiring of Two Executives

Turtle Beach Corp., a San Diego designer and marketer of audio products such as headsets used with video, has added two new members to its senior management team.

General Atomics ASI Announces Army Contracts

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway received two contract modifications, worth $47.7 million and $14.8 million, from the U.S. Army for the acquisition of ground equipment for unmanned aircraft. Work will take place over the next two years. The Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. awarded the deals, announced April 1 and 2.

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Four Local Craft Brewers Among Nation’s 50 Largest

Four San Diego County-based companies, led by Escondido’s Stone Brewing Co., made this year’s annual ranking of the top 50 U.S. craft beer makers based on 2014 sales volume, published by the Colorado-based Brewers Association.

American Wave Machines Names Reynolds to COO Position

American Wave Machines Inc., a maker of artificial wave technology, announced that the company has hired Robert Reynolds as its new chief operating officer.

Beechcraft Selling Plane to Iraqi Government

Beechcraft Defense Co. is selling one of its small planes to the government of Iraq under a foreign military sale, the Pentagon announced on March 25.

WD-40 Announces Quarterly Dividend and Board Appointment

WD-40 Co., a San Diego-based maker of specialty lubricants, soap and chemicals, announced its regular quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share, payable April 30 to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 16.

GKN Aerospace Signs $200 Million Contract With Rolls Royce

GKN Aerospace — which has factories in El Cajon and Mexicali, Mexico — said earlier this year that it agreed to supply Rolls-Royce PLC with components for the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine.