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EU expresses ‘high concern’ for hormone disrupting chemical Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A, a chemical found in consumer products such as food packaging, may soon be restricted in the EU after authorities expressed “high concern” over its effect on human health.

Carlsberg commits to zero carbon emissions at breweries by 2030

Carlsberg has pledged to eliminate carbon emissions and halve water usage at its breweries by 2030, as well switching to 100% renewable electricity by 2022. 

Most consumers judge a craft beer by its packaging, Nielsen finds

The craft beer shelf is getting more crowded with 1,800 new product launches in the category last year, making packaging and labeling one of the primary purchase influencers for craft beer consumers, according to Nielsen.

Molson Coors inks deal with Heineken to distribute Mexico-made Sol beer in US

Heineken and Molson Coors Brewing Company have signed a 10-year joint agreement where MillerCoors (Molson Coors’ US division) will import, distribute, and market Mexican beer brand Sol in the US market.

Australian power plant's waste puts bubbles in beer

An Australian state known for its recycling initiatives and clean energy production is now using waste carbon dioxide from a gas-fired power plant to grow tomatoes and put bubbles in beer.

Best Australian brews named at beer Oscars

Victorian brewery White Rabbit has had its white ale named champion domestic beer at the Australian International Beer Awards.

Heineken completes Brasil Kirin acquisition

Heineken has completed its acquisition of Brasil Kirin Holding (Brasil Kirin) from Kirin Holdings Company, to capture the fast-growing Brazilian beer market.

Winners and losers in the alcoholic drinks market: Mintel

Gin’s impressive growth continues: but what other drinks are doing well in today’s UK alcoholic beverage market? 

How can beer appeal to women?

Creating a 'beer for women' simply won't work, say two beer sommeliers: instead, brands and retailers need to think carefully about how beer is labeled, advertised, and presented if they are to appeal successfully to female drinkers.

Effective digital marketing for beer brands: 5 top tips

Digital marketing brings myriad opportunities for brands to reach a wide audience: but communications need to be carefully tailored if they are to be effective. 

Coors Light beer cans ‘come to life’ when exposed to sunlight

Coors Light has launched six limited edition beer cans with sun activated ink technology in Canada.

Challenging the definition of beer? The growth of NABLAB

The non-alcoholic beer and low-alcohol beer sector (NABLAB) is growing against a background of stagnant beer volumes. Can innovation in this sector disrupt the entire beer industry and challenge the way we think about beer?

Anheuser-Busch: $2bn investment in American brewing

Anheuser-Busch has announced a major capital expenditure program in the US, saying it is one of the largest in the country’s brewing history. 

Crown opens greenfield plant in New York

Crown has opened a greenfield plant in New York claiming demand for specialty can sizes is flourishing in the US as brand owners seek to refresh their packaging mix.

The future of the beer market: ‘You can’t talk about growth without talking about premiumization’

Premiumization will be key for the beer market going forward, but that doesn't mean simply charging more for products: they must offer added value and an experience, say industry experts.

Brewers Association sees more engaged craft beer audience rally behind American Craft Beer Week

To appeal to a more engaged and educated craft beer audience, the Brewers Association has launched its #beeritforward social initiative and a partnership with pub trivia organization Geeks Who Drink for American Craft Beer Week. 

AB InBev's core beer brands boost revenues

AB InBev’s three core global brands, Budweiser, Stella Artois, and Corona, collectively grew by more than 12% for Q1 2017, mainly driven by revenues outside of the US.

Anheuser-Busch acquires Wicked Weed Brewing

Marking its 10th craft brewery acquisition, Anheuser-Busch has added Wicked Weed Brewing of Asheville, North Carolina, to The High End portfolio.

China direct

Craft going draft in China’s booming brew market

Demand for draft beer will account for almost a third of the booming Chinese craft beer market by 2020, according to new analysis. 

The Beverage Forum 2017

Boston Beer Company: Craft brewers will keep innovating the category despite consolidating beer landscape

Per capita beer consumption has declined 25% since 2000 and “it would’ve been significantly more than that if it weren’t for craft beer,” Boston Beer Company founder, Jim Koch, said at the Beverage Forum in Chicago last week. 

Guest article

Breeding improved brewer’s yeast – and brewing quality beer

The biodiversity of yeast is an incredibly powerful force capable of not only profoundly shaping the utility of yeast, but also is the foundation of a global beer industry estimated by Canadean at more than US $700 billion. 

Chilean craft beer Rothhammer launches in the UK

Trilogy Beverage Brands has partnered with Petainer to launch its Chilean craft beer Rothhammer in the UK.

South Asia radius

India sees 1000% beer growth in six years

Having seen substantial growth since 2011, India’s beer market is expected to reach volumes of nearly 470bn litres by the end of this year—a near thousand-fold increase since 2011.

2017 Craft Brewers Conference

Sealed Air delivers faster ROI for craft brewers with expanded hygiene and processing needs

Sealed Air has expanded its Diversey Knowledge-based Services for craft brewers looking to drive down water or energy use and increase productivity while seeing a return on investment (ROI). 

Mintel: Older Canadians are drinking less beer, turning to cider and fruitier flavors

As Canadians age, they are drinking less beer with baby boomer women leading the decline in consumption. But cider and local craft beer can help soften some of the downturn, a recent Mintel report found.

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