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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 Copa Cerveza 2019 (Beer Cup) in Mexico, 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...

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.

Mike’s Hard Sparkling Water launches in the UK

Mike’s Hard Sparkling Water launches in the UK

By Rachel Arthur

AB InBev is launching Mike’s Hard Sparkling Water in the UK. “We’ve seen how quickly the alcoholic sparkling water market has grown in the US, and we believe now is the time to bring the trend to the UK,” says the brand.

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.

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...

New Australian beer shares its recipe on billboard adverts

Aussie beer shares its recipe on billboard adverts

By Rachel Arthur

Carlton & United Breweries' Pure Blonde Organic Lager is launching with a ‘disruptive marketing campaign for a disruptive new product’ – sharing its recipe on billboards across Australia.

AB InBev's Kombrewcha brand is growing the hard kombucha category.

Guest podcast - Rabobank Liquid Assets Podcast

Joining forces: How ZX Ventures and Kombrewcha work together

By Rachel Arthur

What happens after a small, Brooklyn-based drinks startup gets acquired by the biggest beer company in the world? Kombrewcha joined ZX Ventures in 2016: and this guest podcast explores how the two are working together.

AB InBev's innovation arm includes brands such as Babe Wine, HiBall Energy and Master of Malt. Pic:getty/chaiyapruek2520

Guest podcast - Rabobank Liquid Assets Podcast

ZX Ventures: Inside AB InBev's growth and innovation group

By Rabobank Liquid Assets Podcast

ZX Ventures is AB InBev's global growth and innovation group, best known as a corporate venture fund, but its role goes far beyond that. Rabobank Liquid Assets takes a look inside the group in this guest podcast.

Pic: Getty/NikiLitov

Gen X holds more potential in alcohol than millennials

By Beth Newhart

Most food and beverage categories direct their marketing strategy toward millennials and the upcoming Gen Z generations, largely disregarding everyone older than 40. Experts say it’s the wrong move.

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