Most industries would be more than happy if sales rose 6% in a year. For America’s craft beer world, however, which has positively flourished in recent years—production rose 42% in 2014, while sales grew 18% by volume and 22% by dollars—6% growth represents an off year.
LCBO is also seeking bids for another 70 grocery stores to sell beer, cider and wine starting this fall.
Some say locally made beers are a perfect fit with Ontario VQA wines and hard ciders already cleared for sale alongside market tables.
For those who like turn their hand to the odd bit of home-brewing, waiting for that fresh batch of beer to ‘condition’ – that’s a brewer’s word for letting the brew rest after it’s fermented - is around 4 to 6 weeks.
Beer drinkers in the Seychelles used to drinking mass-produced beer by local and international companies now have another choice: craft beer. Since April, locals and visitors have been enjoying the new type of beer produced by the 1770 Brewery, located at Eden Plaza on the eastern coast of the main island Mahe.
The Justice Department is poised to approve Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover of SABMiller in an agreement that may include measures to keep the beer behemoth from edging craft brewers from shelves, according to people familiar with the matter.
Asahi is on a spending spree.
When you think of beer, what comes to mind?
There is a new effort to help craft brewers better compete in the beer business.
The American Brewers Association defines a craft brewer as "small, independent, and traditional." According to these terms set by the BA, Ireland's Guinness Brewery still wouldn't qualify as "craft" even if it were founded and operated in America. But before casting Guinness away as a craft pretender, lets dig into the definition, as the legendary brand might not be so easy to classify.