Beer

Unique flavors and alternate aging methods are a main focus area for craft distillers in specialized cocktails.  Pic: Getty/CabecaDeMarmore

BEVERAGE FORUM 2019

A ‘complex’ consumer base challenges US alcohol

By Beth Newhart

Over the past decade, the beverage category has been defined by the millennial generation, driven by local craft brands. The 2020s are expected to be shaped by Gen Z, with further digitization of brands using smart technology.

The machines are currently available to preorder online and retail for $399.

Drinkworks Home Bar expands beyond St. Louis

By Beth Newhart

A collaboration between AB InBev and Keurig Dr Pepper is bringing its Drinkworks pilot program to new markets this spring. The Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig is now available statewide in Missouri and Florida.

How to win in the UK's craft beer industry

Ten top tips for craft brewers

By Rachel Arthur

From embracing ecommerce to eying up gluten-free growth, the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) sets out 10 top tips for UK craft brewers.

Breweries should follow the three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental and economic. Pic: Brewers Association

Sustainability spotlight

Going green: How can craft brewers improve sustainability?

By Beth Newhart

Craft brewers may talk the sustainability talk – but find it a lot harder to walk the sustainability walk. Tracking performance can help reveal effective ways to improve, say experts.

It’s now common for low wage jobs to see more growth than high wage jobs because of recent changes in US minimum wage.  Pic: Getty/MaximFesenko

Bartender tops list of jobs with fastest pay growth

By Beth Newhart

Pay rates of bartenders in the US jumped up 13.5% last month, according to Local Pay Reports from Glassdoor. Service jobs like bartenders tend to see a pay bump around this time thanks to high-traffic spring break customers.

Guinness stops using plastic packaging with its beer

Guinness stops using plastic packaging with its beer

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo's beer brands will replace plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap with recyclable and biodegradable cardboard: the equivalent of removing 40 million plastic bottles from the world.