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Whiskey and cream liqueur drive Irish beverage exports

By Rachel Arthur

Irish whiskey continues to drive Ireland’s beverage exports, with global interest in the category and double-digit demand in many markets. But cream liqueur and gin are also showing the potential to grow.

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The year in beer: US celebrates 2018 craft brewing highlights

By Rachel Arthur

With the number of US breweries breaking the 7,000 milestone in October this year, it’s been a big year for small beer. The Brewers Association, the trade association for small and independent US craft brewers, looks back on the 2018 highlights for the...

Most spirits without a mass-market audience are confined to serving their local region and rely on word of mouth to buoy sales. Shots Box wants to change that.

Box it up: Craft spirits expand with curated subscriptions

By Beth Newhart

With the growing affinity for craft alcohol in the US, startup company Shots Box delivers a range of craft spirits samples to the subscription box market. It expands the footprint of craft distillers who would otherwise be limited by regional distribution.

The six consumer segments of the US wine market

The US wine market: Six consumer groups

By Rachel Arthur

The US is home to 84 million regular wine drinkers, making it the most populous wine market in the world. But not all drinkers are the same. Wine Intelligence has identified six distinct consumer segments in the US market, each with differing preferences,...

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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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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...

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‘Bountiful 2018 harvest’ predicted for US hops

By Rachel Arthur

The 2018 Pacific Northwest hop acreage is forecasted to increase to a record high, while US hop grower Hopsteiner says advances in technology will further boosts this year’s harvest.

The new Diet Coke cans

Diet Coke returns to growth in North America

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola says its recent re-brand for Diet Coke has helped return the brand to volume growth in North America: while it is upbeat about trademark Coca-Cola as a whole with growth for classic Coca-Cola and the new Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.

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