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April 2014

US: First Beverage Group appoints ex-Brown Forman exec as chairman

just-drinks.com: By James Wilmore First Beverage Group, a private equity and financial advisory firm, has appointed a former Brown-Forman COO as the chairman of its board. James Bareuther will take on the role, having been on First Beverage’s board of directors since 2012. Bareuther previously spent seven years as Brown-Forman’s COO, before retiring from the […]

James L. Bareuther Named Chairman of the Board of First Beverage Group

First Beverage Group: Los Angeles, CA – April 28, 2014 – First Beverage Group is pleased to announce that James L. Bareuther has accepted the position of Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors.  Bareuther, who has been a Board member since 2012, is the former Chief Operating Officer of Brown-Forman, one of the world’s […]

JB on Everything Craft

Beer Business Daily: There are a lot of hot issues surrounding the hot craft space these days: Franchise law, shelf space, SKU proliferation, marijuana, the BA definition, etc. On Friday we caught up craft veteran JB Shireman of First Beverage Group (and formerly of New Belgium Brewing Co.) to talk about some of these issues […]