From a small brewpub that opened in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood in 1988, to large-scale brewing operations in Chicago and St. Louis, Goose Island Brewing Co. has made a name for itself in the beer market.
Can Manufacturers Institute launches new campaign, Open Up to Cans
August 5, 2015
Numerous packaging attributes are critical to consumers when making beverage choices, according to new data from the Washington, D.C.-based Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI). The research, which was conducted to support the new Open Up to Cans campaign, focuses on four core beverage can performance benefits: product taste and integrity, innovation, performance and sustainability, CMI says. The campaign promotes the aluminum can as a package for beverages.
The Boston Beer Co. Inc., Boston, reported second quarter 2015 net revenue of $252.2 million, an increase of $20.6 million or 9 percent versus the same period last year. This increase is mainly due to core shipment growth of 7 percent, the company says.
Mid-year measurement shows craft beer industry growth
July 27, 2015
The craft brewing industry has continued its strong growth in the first half of 2015, according to new mid-year data released by the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small, independent American craft brewers. American craft beer production volume increased 16 percent during the first half of the year, it says.
English cider maker Thatchers is re-launching its Green Goblin Cider to the U.S. market in a new 330-ml bottle, in partnership with Innis & Gunn USA Inc. (IGUSA) seven months after entrusting the craft brewer’s U.S. business with its flagship brand, Thatchers Gold.
Los Angeles-based Pabst Brewing Co., announced today that it will open a new brewery in Milwaukee on the site of the original Pabst Brewery, which was founded in 1844. Partnering with Milwaukee-based developers Zilber Ltd. and BRM, Pabst plans to sign a multi-year lease on a building within the Pabst brewery complex and expects to open the brewery to the public in the summer of 2016, marking a return to its hometown and birthplace, the company says.
White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA announces the return of the Beers of Mexicovariety pack. Joining the mix this year is Dos Equis Roja, a distinctive red lager crafted with Mexican malted barley and hops. This latest version of the Beers of Mexico pack will be available in 12- and 24-packs starting Aug. 1.
The January 2016 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Bottler of the Year, as well as articles about juice smoothies, RTD cold-brew coffee, and supermarket growth. Check it out today!