Archive for the 'Trends' Category

A-B shopping spree continues with Breckenridge acquistion

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Anheuser-Busch today announced it will acquire Colorado-based Breckenridge Brewery. Breckenridge Brewery is the seventh craft brewery to join The High End, Anheuser-Busch’s business unit of craft and import brands. Goose Island Beer Company, Blue Point Beer Company, 10 Barrel Brewing, Elysian Brewing Company, Golden Road Brewing and Four Peaks Brewing Company are the others. A-B […]

HefeWheaties – trend or gimmick?

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

A Minneapolis brewery has partnered with General Mills to create a limited edition beer called HefeWheaties. Not surprisingly it will be a German-style hefeweizen. General Mills stated in a press release that the beer will not actually contain Wheaties cereal, but will be representative of the Wheaties brand. Fulton Brewery plans to release the beer […]

Craft beer production up 16%

Monday, July 27th, 2015

The craft brewing industry has continued a strong pace of growth in the first half of 2015, according to new mid-year data released by the Brewers Association. American craft beer (as defined by the BA) production volume increased 16% during the first half of the year. From January through the end of June 2015, approximately […]

Economic impact of brewing in New York

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

The numbers aren’t quite up to date — and given recent growth they would likely be even more impressive — but the growing economic impact of brewing in New York’s state economy is apparent. The New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) &#151 whose motto is “Think New York, Drink New York” — found that in […]

St. Louis newcomer already plans 2nd brewery

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Only two years old, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in St. Louis has announced plans to open a second and significantly larger production brewery in the city. The new facility will immediately increase UCB’s annual brewing capacity to about 15,000 barrels. The project, expected to cost about $10 million, will add approximately 10 full-time and 30 […]

Drinking more craft beer? You’re not alone

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

The Brewers Association announced that sales of what it defines as craft beer grew 14 percent in the first half of 2011, with dollar sales up 15 percent. Craft brewers sold an estimated 5.1 million barrels in the first half of the year. “Craft brewers continue to innovate and brew beers of excellent quality,” said […]

UK beer sales tumble; pubs hit hardest

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Taxes are being blamed as beer sales in the United Kingdom, particularly in bars and pubs, continue to fall. Total sales were off 3.9% in 2010, while pub sales tumbled 7.5%. Trade in supermarkets and stores rose .6%. The totals indicate 333 million fewer pints were sold in pubs in 2010. On-trade beer sales have […]