Category Archives: craft beer

For 1st Time Since Civil War, Excise Taxes May Drop

There’s a chance that – for the first time since the Civil War – excise taxes may be reduced, thanks to the Craft Beverage Modernization Act. To help move from” chance” to “certainty,” Distilled Spirits Council members will call their … Continue reading

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Craft Brewers Lead Big Beer in Consumer Satisfaction

That’s what the latest American Consumer Satisfaction Index shows.  Craft brewers showed a 4% gain, resulting in a combined

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What We’re Reading

There are a number of reasons for this. Large corporations obviously want access to a lucrative and growing market, but craft brewers also need access to capital, better distribution deals and

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Global Craft Spirits Market to Reach $80.43 Billion by 2025

That’s the figure computed by Grand View Research, San Francisco, which notes the global craft spirits market was valued at $6.13 billion last year.  Grand View project a 33.4% CAGR from

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What We’re Reading —

Big Beer Can’t Emulate Craft, Says Sierra Nevada Founder The problem is Big Beer lacks the philosophy and passion to lead the way in global beer trends, says Steve Grossman.  “They didn’t want to get into craft because the beer … Continue reading

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Underage Drinking Cut in Half, Federal Survey Finds

At first blush, the latest federal figures on alcohol use are bad for the industry.  Among those 12 years old or older, 50.7% of the population drank in 2016, down from 51% of the population in 2002. But there’s good … Continue reading

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