Beer

Mexico is the world's largest exporter of beer, but craft brewers have yet to catch up. Pic: Cerveza Mexico

Mexican craft beer looks to mimic big-brand success with exports

By Beth Newhart

At the recent Cerveza México 2019 event, it was revealed that the country’s craft beer market is nearly up to 1,400 independent breweries with a 29 million litre output. The industry relies heavily on exports to the US and Europe to keep up with annual...

Truly has recently announced a reformulation, a hard lemonade product and a sponsorship with the NHL.

Truly will be the first hard seltzer served in-flight

By Beth Newhart

In a new deal inked with JetBlue, Truly Hard Seltzer will be the first official alcoholic seltzer of a US airline. Starting this fall, the Wild Berry flavor will be available on all JetBlue flights.

Irish Whiskey is on the list of European GIs protected in China. Pic:getty/vincent20044

EU and China agree GI protection for 200 products

By Rachel Arthur

The EU and China have concluded negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China; and 100 Chinese Geographical Indications in the EU.

Hoegaarden Soft Brew: 'We've seen success with existing beer drinkers at new occasions, such as lunch'. Pic: Anheuser-Busch

Hoegaarden rolls out non-alcoholic beer to the US

By Rachel Arthur

Hoegaarden’s non-alcoholic beer is expanding beyond Europe: with pilots in Rochester and Philadelphia in the US currently under way. While Europe has been leading the low and no ABV beer category, Anheuser-Busch believes the US will catch up.

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Hard seltzer storms the light beer fortress

By Rabobank

Hard seltzer brands like White Claw and Truly have stormed onto the scene: injecting growth, excitement, and more than a little anxiety into the struggling US beer industry. Can big brewers win marketshare from 'big seltzer' with their own brands?...

Natty Light Seltzer was launched in August; while Bud Light Seltzer will follow in early 2020. Pic:Anheuser-Busch.

Bud Light seltzer to lead AB InBev’s charge in the category

By Rachel Arthur

The meteoric rise of hard seltzer in the US has drawn comparisons to the rise of craft. But there’s one key difference: seltzer will be a ‘game of big brands’ and beverage giants like AB InBev are perfectly positioned to play in the category, according...