Anheuser-Busch InBev gets lots of attention for its business practices stateside. Buying up formerly independent breweries, say, or taking over tap handles and shelf space. But let’s not forget, this company is global. This week, AB InBev set its sights on Africa.
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!
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 […]
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.
The Brewers Association released its 2018 Beer Style Guidelines yesterday, with three extremely noteworthy category additions: “Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale,” “Juicy or Hazy IPA,” and “Juicy or Hazy Double IPA.” Yep, you heard me. New England-style IPAs, deliciously juicy and hazy as a fever dream, are finally, officially recognized by the country’s leading craft […]
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.
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 […]