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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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What’s Driving Acquisition of Craft Distillers? Fear. What Big – and Small – Distillers Need to Consider in the M&A Dance

Large distilled spirits companies have looked at what’s happened in the beer space and vowed not to repeat the same mistake. The “mistake,” of course, was ignoring the growth of craft beer until Big Beer found that, like Pac Man, … Continue reading

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Riegele, a German Craft Beer, Debuts in Massachusetts

The 2017 German Beer of the Year is now available in bottle and draught in New England. Riegele (pronounced Rig-ula), one of the most decorated craft breweries in Europe, is now available throughout Massachusetts. Through its U.S. importer, Luxe Brands, Riegele has signed … Continue reading

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TTB Launches Largest Probe Ever of Slotting Fees

In a move officials said was a clear indication Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau intends to actively enforce a level playing field, about 40 Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco and TTB officials conducted a joint operation … Continue reading

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1250 Craft Brewers Adopt “Independent Craft” Seal

More than 1,250 brewing companies and counting, representing more than 1,500 brewing locations and about 50% of U.S. craft brewer volume have signed the license agreement to use the Brewers Association’s new independent craft brewer seal, the trade group said. Research … Continue reading

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