Irish exports of alcohol were worth €1.45bn ($1.6bn) in 2019, up 8% from 2018. Irish Whiskey continues to be the star performer for the category: with exports increasing 370% in value over the last decade.
AB InBev has signed a deal with global renewable energy developer, BayWa r.e., to purchase 100% renewable electricity for its European brewing operations. It is the largest Pan-European corporate solar power deal ever made: covering AB InBev’s 14 breweries...
Around 1,500 hectares of vineyards fall within areas affected by bushfires in Australia, according to Wine Australia: but it warns that it will be several weeks before it can get a real picture of the impact.
Molson Coors Beverage Company plans to stop production at its Irwindale, California, brewery by September. It has also entered into an agreement with Pabst Brewing Co, which gives Pabst the option to purchase the facility.
The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) was officially renamed to the American Cider Association (ACA) on December 31. It called 2019 ‘a year of resilience’ for cider in the face of flavored malt beverage (FMB) popularity.
Until the 19th century, chocolate (cocoa) was something you drank, not ate, notes David Burke. “And then we figured out how to turn it into a food. Now we’re on the cusp of exactly the same thing with coffee.”