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Partake's brews come in at between 10 and 30 calories per can. Pic: Partake

My Drynuary: ‘Our customers are our main source of inspiration'

By Rachel Arthur

Canadian non-alcoholic beer Partake Brewing was launched in 2017: and now sells its brews across Canada and the US. Evan Cohen, President and Chief Commercial Officer, looks at the two markets in this series on innovators in the low/no alcohol industry....

“We’re doing so much more in DC than we were four years ago. We’re speaking up for common sense labeling regulations, lobbying for legislation to lower excise taxes.

Cider association rebrands and highlights dry offerings

By Beth Newhart

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) was officially renamed to the American Cider Association (ACA) on December 31. It called 2019 ‘a year of resilience’ for cider in the face of flavored malt beverage (FMB) popularity.

AB InBev: Flavored beer can grab share from other beverage categories

AB InBev: Flavored beer can grab share from other beverage categories

By Rachel Arthur

Mature beer markets face a number of challenges: competition from other alcoholic beverages, declining alcohol consumption, and the reduced importance of traditional beer drinking occasions. But AB InBev believes its evolving portfolio - including flavored...

The UK uses units to indicate the amount of alcohol per serve, but this is useless unless put in the context of government drinking guidelines, says the RSPH. Pic:iStock

Call for cigarette-style health warnings on alcohol

By Rachel Arthur

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is calling for the introduction of new labeling regulations – such as cigarette-style health warnings, drink drive warnings, and calorie content – on alcoholic drinks in the UK.

Little is known about the effect of a SSB tax on alcohol sales. Pic:getty/kritchanut.

Could sugar taxes push up alcohol consumption?

By Rachel Arthur

Increasing the price of sugar-sweetened beverages has the potential to both increase or decrease purchases of alcohol, according to a study released this week, with researchers suggesting that a ‘more nuanced’ approach may be more effective.

Open Gate Pure Brew is currently available in Dublin and will roll out to the rest of the Ireland in March. Pic: Guinness/YouTube

Guinness launches non-alcoholic lager in Ireland

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Diageo-owned Guinness has released a 'full-flavored, non-alcoholic' lager, Open Gate Pure Brew, created after two years of experimentation by brewers at St. James Gate in Dublin, Ireland.

Unlike the city of Seattle soda tax, the statewide proposed bill would tax diet drinks as well. ©GettyImages/Kwangmoozaa

Seattle sweetened beverage tax could spread statewide

By Mary Ellen Shoup

A bill from February 2017 has been reintroduced to the Washington State Legislature, calling for a two-cent-per-fluid-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages throughout the state.


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Alcohol sales up in UK: Kantar Worldpanel

By Rachel Arthur

Alcohol sales grew by nearly £172m ($230m) in the UK over the past 12 weeks compared to the same period last year: but Kantar Worldpanel highlights non-alcoholic beer as the ‘new kid on the block’ to watch.


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