Beer

Bud Light 'Ritas,' Redd's line extensions support FMB growth

Consumers drawn to sweeter flavor profiles
March 10, 2014

Appealing mostly to female consumers and younger consumers of legal drinking age (LDA), the flavored malt beverages (FMBs) — also known as progressive adult beverages (PABs) — segment of the beer market brings in a slightly different demographic than the typical beer drinker, says Jeff Nowicki, chief strategy officer at Bump Williams Consulting Co., Stratford, Conn.


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Hard cider draws in consumers from outside the beer category

Gluten-free aspects appeal to health-conscious consumers
March 10, 2014

When it comes to the overall alcohol market, manufacturers not only are analyzing their own brand sales but also the respective categories in which they compete. For the beer category, hard ciders are offering consumers an entry point into this multibillion dollar industry, experts note.


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Craft brewers' sales growth continues

Seasonals, IPAS and craft beer variety packs lead growth
March 10, 2014

Although craft beer case and dollar sales came in at a distant third to domestics and imports during the 52 weeks ending Dec. 29, 2013, in Information Resources Inc. (IRI)-measured channels, the burgeoning segment is making strides to garner more of that market share.


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Mexican beers dominate imported beer growth

Dos Equis', Corona's aggressive marketing connects with fans
March 10, 2014

As the economy stabilizes, consumers are trading up for the premium beer offerings available through the imported beers segment, says Edward Hyseh, U.S. research analyst for Euromonitor International, Chicago.


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Domestic beer case sales decline

Super-premium beer segment shows potential
March 10, 2014

The beer category, which includes domestic beer, imported beer, craft beer, hard cider and flavored malt beverages, has mostly remained flat or suffered minimal declines in off-premise accounts in recent years, according to market research firms.


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Pyramid India Pale Lager

March 7, 2014

Pyramid Brewing Co. launched a new year-round beer that merges hoppiness with drinkability, it says.


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Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA and Chipotle Ale

March 5, 2014

Rogue Ales released its Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA and Rogue Farms Chipotle Ale in 22-ounce bottles and on draft nationwide.


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A-B launches Bud Light Lime Mang-O-Rita, Raz-Ber-Rita

Mix-A-Rita variety pack features four permanent flavors
March 3, 2014

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (A-B), a division of AB InBev, is doubling the size of its Bud Light Lime “Ritas” portfolio with the introduction of two new permanent flavors: Mang-O-Rita and Raz-Ber-Rita.


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Fireman’s Brew expands distribution into Ohio

Craft brewer's beer now available in 14 states
February 27, 2014

Fireman’s Brew, a Los Angeles-based craft brewery founded by two firefighters, announced partnerships with three Ohio-based distributors — Beverage Distributors Inc., Tramonte Distributing and Classic Brands — to distribute its beers throughout the state. Ohio marks the brand’s 14th distribution state, joining California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, Virginia, Rhode Island, New York and Hawaii.


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Corona Light to expand draft distribution nationally

Corona Extra will debut on draft in test markets
February 26, 2014

Crown Imports LLC, a Chicago-based division of Constellation Brands, announced that its Corona Light brand will expand on draft in more than 35 U.S. markets, and its Corona Extra brand will make its debut on draft in three test markets.


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