Craft Brewers

It’s likely the craft beer industry has reached its growth peak and will continue dealing with its overcrowded market. Pic: Getty/Picnote

US craft beer slows while spirits take off

By Beth Newhart

The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) has released a new report on machinery and automation trends among breweries and distilleries, who are scaling back on production goals and diversifying offerings to stay competitive.

Breweries should follow the three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental and economic. Pic: Brewers Association

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Going green: How can craft brewers improve sustainability?

By Beth Newhart

Craft brewers may talk the sustainability talk – but find it a lot harder to walk the sustainability walk. Tracking performance can help reveal effective ways to improve, say experts.

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.

Craft beer review: US highlights for 2017

Craft beer review: US highlights for 2017

By Rachel Arthur

Today, 83% of Americans live within 10 miles of a local brewery. The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association for US craft beer, looks back on the highlights of 2017 for the craft beer industry.

Trade association widens craft brewing definition

Trade association widens craft brewing definition

By Guy Montague-Jones

The Brewers Association (BA) in the US has relaxed its definition of a craft brewer, increasing the qualifying production cap from 2 million barrels a year to 6 million.

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