Manufacturers and suppliers to the craft brewing industry are heading to Portland, Ore., for the 32nd Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America (CBC). Taking place April 14-17 at the Oregon Convention Center, the annual event is hosted by the Brewers Association, Boulder, Colo., and will welcome an estimated 11,000 attendees.
38 companies create first-ever crowdfunded Super Bowl commercial
January 28, 2015
In a fiscally conservative approach to Super Bowl XLIX advertising, Newcastle Brown Ale, a beer brand of Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., suggested to other brands that they all join forces for a collaborative Super Bowl ad. The result is the world’s first crowdfunded Super Bowl ad.
Anheuser-Busch-sponsored survey reveals consumers are planning ahead to get home safely
January 27, 2015
As the exclusive beer sponsor for Super Bowl XLIX, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch announced the results of a recent survey conducted on its behalf by Harris Interactive, Rochester, N.Y., that show deeper insights about consumers' Super Bowl XLIX plans and drinking decisions. According to the survey results, 73 percent of Americans of legal drinking age plan to watch Super Bowl XLIX, and, of those who plan to drink at Super Bowl parties, 71 percent will make plans to get home safe in advance.
Tin Man Brewing Co., Evansville, Ind., released four of its core craft beers in 16-ounce cans from Rexam Beverage Can Americas, Chicago. The craft brewer noted that it chose to package its Circuit Bohemian Pilsner, Alloy American Pale Ale, River Irish Red Ale and Overlord Imperial IPA in cans because it is the ideal package for craft beer.
App allows consumers to order cases of beer for delivery with touch of a button
January 15, 2015
St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (AB) is bringing consumers a new way to order and enjoy Bud Light with its Bud Light Button beer delivery app, which it currently is test-launching in the Washington, D.C., market. When using the app, consumers of legal drinking age can order Bud Light with the touch of a button, and they might even have an “Up for Whatever” experience accompany the special deliveries made through the app.
Dos Equis Marks the Spot campaign designed to boost beer sales during slower months
January 8, 2015
Dos Equis, a premium Mexican beer brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA Inc., introduced a new, fully integrated digital retail and on-premise promotion aimed at driving sales during a period when beer sales typically hit a lull, the brand says. Dos Equis Marks the Spot will run from Feb. 1 through the end of March, with targeted digital platforms and in-store elements inviting consumers to participate in a daily virtual treasure hunt to locate the brand’s famous XXs for the chance to win the “most interesting” winter experiences.