Geosaf has introduced the Vipoll Visatron VKR0E 32-32-4K/4D to the North American beverage market, an “all-in-one” machine capable of rinsing, filling, and capping anywhere from 4,000 to 20,000 cans or bottles (glass or PET) per hour, says the company.
The Brewers Association (BA) has launched Take Craft Back: a tongue-in-cheek crowdsourcing campaign taking aim at AB InBev’s craft beer acquisition strategy by attempting to raise $213bn in pledges to 'purchase' the beer conglomerate.
Australian craft brewer Feral Brewing Company has been sold to Coca-Cola Amatil, allowing the brewer to access the beverage giant’s distribution network and ‘put its beers in front of thousands more craft beer consumers’.
The US craft beer sector contributed $67.8bn to the US economy in 2016, with craft brewers responsible for more than 456,373 jobs, according to the latest economic impact report from the Brewers Association.
The US craft beer market has softened in recent years, but Brewers Association CEO, Bob Pease, said he is bullish about the industry’s future and is encouraged by the prevalence of American beer styles appearing in international markets.
The US craft beer market saw volume production increase 5% for the first six months of 2017, a slowdown from 8% volume growth in the comparable period last year, according to the Brewers Association mid-year 2017 growth report.
The UK’s Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is calling for greater clarity for consumers on who is behind craft beer brands, as global beer companies continue to buy small, previously independent breweries.
BeverageDaily and drinktec are collaborating to present a lively beer forum at drinktec (Munich, September 11-15). Drawing on the expertise of 16 speakers from across the beer industry, the forum will run every day of the show at the place2beer area....