2018 has been a banner year for baseball-related beer news. In the latest in a string of brewer-ballpark partnerships (Boston Beer and the Boston Red Sox, Mikkeller in the Mets’ Citi Field), Goose Island has been named the ”official craft beer” of the Chicago White Sox.
There’s a growing rift in the beer industry, but it’s not between Big Beer and craft beer — it’s within craft beer itself. As the definition of “craft” continually changes, so too do the interests of first-wave craft brewers and the newer, smaller upstarts that followed them.
Beer market data has been flooding the newswires in the last two weeks, with 2017 reports offering a bevy of conclusions about the state of the beer industry. One takeaway garnering lots of attention this week is this: Budweiser, for the first time, has slipped out of the top three of the country’s best-selling beers. Budweiser […]
According to market research firm IRI Worldwide, both dollar and volume sales of domestic premium beer brands declined in 2017, while craft, imported, and domestic super premium beers sales climbed. Total U.S. beer sales exceeded $34 billion, essentially falling flat, with volume sales decreasing 0.4 percent and dollar sales increasing 1.2 percent.