Craft Beer

Drinkers are now more drawn to experience-based locations for their alcohol consumption than typical bars with no extra incentives. Pic: ©GettyImages/David Prahl / EyeEm

Experiential drinking bolsters craft beer sales

By Beth Newhart

After the boom and subsequent plateauing of craft beer sales in the US, on-premise experiential drinking establishments are managing to draw in new customers. Brewpubs, taprooms and game-based bars all saw a surge in popularity in 2018.

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Brewers Association defends proposed change to US craft brewer definition

‘Innovation is a hallmark of independent craft brewing in the US – yet innovation and tradition can, at times, be in conflict’

By Rachel Arthur

The Brewers Association could change its definition of a ‘craft’ brewer by the end of the month, removing or revising the ‘traditional’ part of its definition. It’s a move that has not been without controversy, particularly among smaller brewers. But...

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Guest article

The evolution of the 'craft' of brewing

By Poonam Yadav, Allied Analytics LLP

The proficient homebrewing, craftbrewing and beer enthusiast community continue to drive beer's creative destiny, writes Poonam Yadav of Allied Analytics LLP in this guest article.

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How ambitious craft brands are jostling for Saigon success

By Richard Whitehead

In just three years, a craft scene has exploded in Vietnam’s beer capital. We talk to some of the craft brewers and entrepreneurs driving the sector forward with Vietnamese ingredients and local twists.

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‘The craft beer revolution has spread across the continent’

European craft brewers unite to form The Independent Brewers of Europe

By Rachel Arthur

Craft brewing organisations from nine European countries are working towards the formation of the Independent Brewers of Europe, an organisation which will promote and advance the mutual interests of their members with European institutions and the media....

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sustainability spotlight

Consumers are prepared to pay more for sustainable beer, says study

By Rachel Arthur

The majority of beer consumers in the US are willing to pay more for beer produced with sustainable practices, according to a study from Indiana University. ‘The takeaway for the brewing industry is that it is financially feasible to introduce energy-saving...

MillerCoors will soon launch Saint Archer Gold, a craft light lager from San Diego-based brewer Saint Archer. Pic: ©GettyImages/agrobacter

US mass beers threatened by craft lagers

By Beth Newhart

Traditional mass US beers face a new challenge from a growing category of craft, premium and light lagers: brands like Michelob Ultra and Corona lead the pack of alternative light lagers and pilsners that have swung back into favor among US consumers.

What beer goes with best with your barbie? The answer may be changing from lager to something else... pic:getty/kolbz

Big brewers find ways to profit from the growing culture of drinking less, drinking better

Though smaller than ever, Australia’s beer market has ‘never been more profitable’

By Richard Whitehead

The iconic image of the larrikin lager drinker cracking open an endless succession of cold ones couldn’t be more wrong, going by long-standing trends in the Australian beer industry, which is seeing consumption slump to a four-decade low.

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