Craft

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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Heineken acquires Brixton Brewery

By Rachel Arthur

Heineken has acquired full ownership of London’s Brixton Brewery, following the acquisition of a minority stake in 2017.

Small brewers will be impacted by Small brewers Relief

Small brewers hit by falling beer sales

By Michelle Perrett

Small brewers are struggling to cope with the fall in beer sales as taxes are set to rise, the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) has revealed.

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What’s trending in RTD coffee innovation?

By Rachel Arthur

Cold brew is making its move into the mainstream; hard coffee hopes to have the same success as hard seltzer; and carbonated coffee wants to fizz up the category. We take a look at innovations that are shaking up RTD coffee.

'It's not a consumer demand problem; it's not a poorly run buisness problem - it's just if we shut down a segment of the economy, businesses are going to struggle.' Pic:getty/pavelkant

Rabobank Liquid Assets Podcast

Will the coronavirus crisis crush craft beer?

By Rachel Arthur

A recent survey of US craft brewers suggests that 60% of US craft breweries will close if severe social distancing guidelines aren’t lifted by June. Rabobank talks to the Brewers Association's chief economist to take the pulse of the craft beer business,...

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