Archive for the 'Trends' Category

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 […]

Spanish brewery takes stake in United States Beverage

Monday, November 29th, 2010

S.A. Damm, one of Spain’s largest beverage companies, has taken a minority stake in United States Beverage. US Beverage currently imports and markets Estrella Damm, INEDIT and Daura in the United States for Damm. “I’m excited by this partnership particularly because I believe our business across the entire portfolio will benefit,” Joseph Fisch, president and […]

The Science of Smell

Monday, August 30th, 2010

NPR’s Science Friday had a show last week devoted to The Science of Smell. If you’ve ever taken tasting beer seriously, you know how important smell is to the flavor of beer (and everything else). Host Ira Flatow discussed Olfaction with research scientists Stuart Firestein and Donald Wilson. The show’s only a little under 18 […]

Beer news: ‘Bend Ale Trail’ and more

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Visit Bend has introduced the “Bend Ale Trail,” an interactive tour of the city’s craft breweries. “Bend’s craft breweries now rank among the favorite attractions of visitors to Central Oregon,” said Doug La Placa, president of Visit Bend, the city’s tourism bureau. “Bend’s world-class beer culture is an excellent complement to the region’s renowned outdoor […]

Oskar Blues ‘breakout brand of the year’

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Beverage World has announced that Oskar Blues won gold as “breakout brand of the year” in the publication’s analysis of all beverages in the market today. Oskar Blues topped other products such as TY KU Sake, New Leaf Tea, FRS Healthy Energy Drinks, MonaVie açai berry drinks and Guayakí Yerba Mate as the “breakout brand […]