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One too many crazy nights. The cast of The Challenge 37 may have the most international players of all time, but they also may have the most intense partying. In fact, so much so that a new rule was put into place to limit the amount of alcohol consumed.

“In the good old days when we used to be able to go to the bar, you could buy a bottle, you could buy whatever you wanted at the bar. It was on you [if] you got drunk and sloppy. Now production’s trying to control some of that,” Cory Wharton said

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The Kroger Co. has launched the Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a business incubator for fresh food and related suppliers.

Under the partner program, announced Wednesday, Kroger aims to discover new U.S. growers, producers and other suppliers to help drive the continued expansion of its supermarkets’ fresh departments, including produce, deli, bakery, meat, seafood, dairy, specialty cheese and floral.

Through May 31, suppliers can apply to join the Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, which will be held in Cincinnati in August, Kroger said, adding that

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News that two of Minnesota’s largest craft beverage producers are expanding in Wisconsin instead of Minnesota underscores the need to reform Minnesota’s liquor laws, some legislators and those in the industry argue. 

This week, Stillwater-based Lift Bridge Brewing said it was opening a taproom and production facility about 19 miles away in Wisconsin. This comes just weeks after Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis said it would be opening a destination distillery across the border.

Related [March 31]: Lift Bridge Brewery opening a taproom in Wisconsin this spring

Both businesses cited Minnesota’s liquor laws as reasons why they chose

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The global explosion of craft brewing and craft distilling has led to an unexpected literary micro-genre: writing that attempts to define just what is meant by the term “craft” when it comes to food and drink. While essays on the subject can be found all over the place, the most significant contribution to the category probably arrived last year with the publication of the book “Craft: An Argument” by the British beer writer Pete Brown, whose attempt to explain the pros and cons of the term craft covers some 200 pages.

Brown might have offered the deepest thinking

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Craftlab posts educational content and shares best practices in a monthly email newsletter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 17, 2021) – Ekos, the leading business management software for beer, wine and cider producers, launched a new website — Craftlab. The site features educational content and best practices about the craft of making beverages and how to run a business, written by industry experts and enthusiasts.

Starting a small business is a serious undertaking that comes with a lot of risks — 45% of small businesses fail within the first five years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And

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