Odell Again Leads Tamarron Craft Survey
FILED MAY 27, 2015 Tamarron Consulting's second Craft Brewer Performance Survey, where distributors benchmark a bevvy of regional craft brewers, again yielded results that outpaced the larger industry. Read More
Craft Self-Cannibalizing?
FILED MAY 26, 2015 In a report on the latest all outlet Nielsen data, the 4 weeks to May 16, UBS beverages research asked whether U.S. craft is starting to self-cannibalize. It points out that the biggest craft brewers lost share this period (likely just among smaller brewers, of course -- the overall segment is still up 15% in dollars and a full dollar share vs. YA). Read More
Illinois Craft Brewers And Distribs Reach Compromise on New Craft Cap
FILED MAY 22, 2015 Now that there's fresh blood at the the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois in new leader Bob Myers, it looks like craft brewers might finally get their longtime ask of raising the craft production cap past 30,000 barrels. Read More
Competition Between Angry Orchard and Strong Locals Heats Up
FILED MAY 21, 2015 Earlier this spring, we reported how the budding Austin Eastciders had dethroned Angry Orchard as the number one cider package spot in Eastciders' hometown [see CBD 03-12-2015]. Co-founder Mark King relayed news that their Eastciders Original 4-pack had taken the number one cider SKU spot in Austin IRI grocery YTD. Read More
Honest Mistake or Calculated Move?
FILED MAY 20, 2015 You would think including a word like 'anchor' in your new brewery's name would raise a red flag, right? It conjures one of craft's oldest breweries, Anchor Brewing, which has held a trademark on the word in beer-related matters for quite some time. So when Drop Anchor beers started popping up in 60-plus locations around their home state of Washington, they were destined for a name change. Read More
BrewDog: The Next Sam Adams?
FILED MAY 19, 2015 Jonny Forsyth, a global drinks analyst at Mintel, believes the "craft beer connoisseurs" of the world are right to question BrewDog's motives as they create an ubiquitous presence around the world, per Drinks Business. Read More
More Detail on FDA Menu Labeling Requirements for Beer
FILED MAY 18, 2015 Looming FDA menu labeling requirements were a hot topic at this year's Craft Brewers Conference. Brewers Association Paul Gatza had said he expected to receive formal guidance on the matter in mid-May. Yet here we are, and still, nothing. Read More
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