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Hop Take: Craft Beer Wants You All to Itself

Hop Take: Craft Beer Wants You All to Itself

Beer is losing market share to wine and spirits! Beer is the biggest alcohol category by far! Both are true, and both come from the same report. Wait, what? Michael Uhrich, chief economist at the Beer Institute, presented a number of fascinating and at times conflicting trends for the beer industry in a series of […]

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Hop Take: It’s About Time Craft Beer Focused on Diversity

Hop Take: It’s About Time Craft Beer Focused on Diversity

The beer industry needs change. There was the sexual misconduct allegation from Melvin Brewing that went public in March. Then came misogynistic tweets from a Stone Brewing employee who, on the brewery’s Arrogrant Bastard Twitter account, made light of sexual consent (“Only wussies do the ‘ask permission’ part.”) Plus, as Dave Infante points out in […]

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Hop Take: AB In Bev Is Going Green, So That’s Something

Hop Take: AB In Bev Is Going Green, So That’s Something

On Tuesday, April 17, Anheuser-Busch announced its U.S. sustainability goals for 2025. This came hot on the heels of the worldwide sustainability goals it announced in March, and its 2017 vows to pursue renewable resources. Also in 2017, AB InBev’s ”Elevate” platform outlined sustainability goals for 2018. Its newly outlined ambitions cover four categories: renewable electricity and […]

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Hop Take: Craft Breweries Are Fighting With AB InBev Over Disaster Relief Because of Course They Are

Hop Take: Craft Breweries Are Fighting With AB InBev Over Disaster Relief Because of Course They Are

Well, at least the beer industry made it out of the Super Bowl without any wars waged between Anheuser-Busch and small and independent brewers. Just kidding! We totally had you there for a second. Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercial, ”Stand by Me,” advertises the company’s emergency water program, a disaster relief effort that involved the donation of […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Kona Brewing Co.

10 Things You Should Know About Kona Brewing Co.

With the majority of the craft beer boom attributed to the lower 48, it’s interesting to note that Kona Brewing Co., founded on Hawaii’s Big Island in 1994, is one of the most successful breweries in the United States. As a Hawaii-born business with a Big Beer parent (no, not that one — although Anheuser-Busch […]

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Craft Beer Buyouts: A Conversation With Former Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele and the Brewers Association’s Julia Herz

Craft Beer Buyouts: A Conversation With Former Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele and the Brewers Association’s Julia Herz

During Coachella in mid-April, I tasted some delicious craft beer not only in the ”Craft Beer Barn,” but also in the ”Rare Beer Bar,” headed by Jimmy Han of Los Angeles’s Beer Belly. He even stashed away some Wicked Weed Marina, a blonde sour ale aged in wine barrels with over one pound per gallon […]

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