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 […]
After more than a decade of threats, the Food and Drug Administration is now enforcing menu labeling requirements for U.S. restaurants. Effective May 7, the new law requires restaurants with 20 more locations to post calorie counts of everything they serve, including alcohol. Alcohol was originally exempt from the rules, Paul Gatza, Brewers Association director, […]
As Cinco de Mayo approaches, we’re seeing muchos Mexican-style lagers from American craft brewers hitting the shelves. This year’s releases include Good People Muchacho Mexican Style Lager; Full Sail Sesión Negra Mexican Style Lager; Ecliptic Espacio Mexican-Style Lager; and Boulevard ¡Vamos!
Assist, inspire, and encourage are the three words used to describe the goals of the Pink Boots Society (PBS). Based in Warrenton, Ore., this major beer organization has one paid employee. All of its 1,800 members in 76 chapters across eight countries are women or women-identifying beer professionals. The Pink Boots Society connects female members […]
Craft beers like The Alchemist’s Heady Topper don’t come along too often. Almost as soon as the Vermont-born beer hit shelves, the subtly cloudy, astoundingly complex, and deliciously juicy 8 percent ABV double IPA outgrew its now-iconic, black-on-silver 16-ounce can. It transformed into a full-fledged cultural phenomenon, complete with haters, cult devotees, and a whole […]
The beer industry is stagnant. Wait, no, the beer industry is booming! Hold on, this just in: The beer industry is doomed. Another round of beer market stats jumped out to spook us this week, this time originating from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). It was then published in a report […]
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 […]