To appeal to a more engaged and educated craft beer audience, the Brewers Association has launched its #beeritforward social initiative and a partnership with pub trivia organization Geeks Who Drink for American Craft Beer Week.
The Brewers Association, the US trade group for craft brewers, has released its list of the top 50 craft brewers, along with a list of the overall top 50 brewing companies. Figures show that 40 out of the top 50 overall brewing companies are craft brewing...
The number of new breweries opening in the UK has leapt up 55% in the last year, as the craft beer business continues to build its position as an increasingly important part of the drinks industry, according to UHY Hacker Young.
The artisan food boom continues to fuel profitability of SME (small and medium size enterprise) food and drink manufacturers, evidenced by the success of craft brewers and gin distillers, says commercial law firm EMW.
The number of breweries in the UK has risen by 8% in the last year and 65% over the last five years. Breweries are becoming increasingly profitable businesses, and UHY Hacker Young predicts many more could become acquisition targets in the future.
It seems that every craft brewer worth its salt has made a pumpkin beer to appease the masses during the autumn months, but declined sales in 2015 have led some brewers to tone down production or ax it altogether.