Craft

Madri Excepcional launches in Canada this month. Pic: Molson Coors

Madri Excepcional boosts Molson Coors’ premium push

By Rachel Arthur

Molson Coors has big plans for Madri Excepcional: a Spanish-style lager that’s growing fast in the UK and will now launch in North America. Meanwhile, the company is updating the Blue Moon brand to help it reach its potential; as well as debuting further...

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Optimism and challenges for US craft beer market

By Rachel Arthur

In a maturing market, US craft brewers are up against rising costs and supply chain disruptions. But the Brewers Association says its midyear survey indicates optimism for the second half of the year.

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European craft distillers call for support as inflation bites

By Rachel Arthur

Having already suffered setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic, craft distillers now face numerous challenges such as supply-chain issues and inflationary pressures, says trade body spiritsEUROPE as it launches a new campaign called #SpiritsVoices.

Harmon's co-founders. Pic: Kettles

Profile series: Innovators in low/no alcohol

My Drynuary: 'We're seeing more craft brewers join the non-alcoholic movement'

By Rachel Arthur

Canadian non-alcoholic beer brand Harmon's expects to see more and more innovation in the industry as craft brewers sit up and take note of growth in alcohol-free. In our series of interviews with innovators in the low/no industry, we hear more about...

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The Year in Beer: 2022 a year of 'varied recovery' for US craft brewers

By Rachel Arthur

US craft brewers have had to contend with supply chain disruption, competition from other beverage categories, and a continued unsteady on-trade recovery in 2022. But the innovation and flexibility of brewers will help them take on the challenges in 2023,...

Stone Brewing will give Sapporo USA increased production capabilities

Sapporo acquires US craft brewer Stone Brewing

By Rachel Arthur

Sapporo USA will acquire California craft brewer Stone Brewing, with the acquisition ‘bringing together the complementary strengths of Japanese artistry and innovation with the American craft brewing tradition in a fusion of cultures’.

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The top brewers and craft brewers in the US

By Rachel Arthur

The Brewers Association – the trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers – has released its 2021 list of the US’ top brewers and craft brewers.

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Carlsberg’s four pillars for portfolio growth

By Rachel Arthur

Carlsberg has set out its strategy for portfolio growth over four key categories: continuing its focus on premium and super-premium products but also setting out new ambitions to expand in products beyond beer such as hard seltzer and RTDs.

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Dry January sales up on last year

By Rachel Arthur

UK consumers have bought 15% more low or no alcohol beer, cider, wine and spirits over Dry January this year than they did a year ago, according to supermarket Tesco.

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AB InBev Q2: Top-line growth ahead of pre-pandemic levels

By Rachel Arthur

Despite the ongoing impact of the pandemic, AB InBev saw top-line growth of 3.2% ahead of the same quarter in 2019. “We remain focused on investing in and accelerating what is already working: category development, premiumization, health and wellness,...

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