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Craft brewers’ economic contribution reached $34 billion in 2012

California, Texas and New York among top-grossing states for craft beer
December 16, 2013

According to a new analysis by the Brewers Association (BA), small and independent American craft brewers contributed $33.9 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012. This figure is derived from the total impact of beer brewed by craft brewers as it moves through the three-tier system, as well as all non-beer products that brewpub restaurants sell.


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Craft beer consumers excited by seasonal offerings

Flavor variety brings consumers to the craft beer segment
December 11, 2013

Of the more than 100 beer styles defined by the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewer’s Association (BA), seasonal craft beers tend to be the most popular, according to analysts.


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Innovations of the Year 2013

Beverage Industry's 2013 list of industry-changing brands
December 11, 2013

In the technology world, one of the first things that might come to people’s minds when they hear the word “innovation” is Apple.


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Samuel Adams releases lager infographic

The Boston Beer Co. chart released in celebration of National Lager Day
December 10, 2013

In celebration of National Lager Day, Dec. 10, Samuel Adams, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., released an infographic detailing historical facts compiled by its brewers as well as survey results compiled by Wakefield Research, Arlington, Va.


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Lagers lead with beer drinkers, according to Anheuser-Busch survey

St. Louis-based company toasts National Lager Day
December 9, 2013

This National Lager Day, Dec. 10, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch will raise a toast to the popular beer style — and with good reason. A new survey conducted by the brewer and KRC Research found that many adults still say that lager is their favorite type of beer, despite the ever-increasing interest in different styles of beers and brewing.


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Budweiser commissions art to commemorate 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Real-time artwork represents all competing countries, quest for victory
December 9, 2013

To celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the event’s official beer sponsor, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser brand, partnered with performance painter David Garibaldi to create a commemorative, one-of-a-kind work of art.


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Suede Imperial Porter

December 9, 2013

Stone Brewing Co. collaborated with brewers at 10 Barrel Brewing Co. and Bluejacket to brew Suede Imperial Porter.


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Premium alcohol beverages boost on-premise sales

Consumers are ‘drinking less but drinking better,’ Technomic reports
December 2, 2013

Premium adult beverages are providing momentum to the on-premise channel, according to Chicago-based Technomic Inc.’s 2013 BarTAB Report. Although the channel is slowing overall as consumers control their spending, higher-priced spirits and beers are growing in restaurants and bars, Technomic reports. In 2012, the on-premise channel grew in 0.7 percent in total volume to reach 1.9 billion gallons, and sales rose 3.5 percent to $97.3 billion, it reports. However, Technomic projects there will be slight declines in volume but continued dollar growth in 2013 and 2014.


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Drinks Americas lands Disney distribution deal

Day of the Dead craft beer now available at Epcot
November 22, 2013

Los Angeles-based Drinks Americas Holdings Inc.’s Day of the Dead craft beer now is available on-premise at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The authentic Mexican beer, which is brewed at Mexican-owned brewery Cerveceria Mexicana, now is part of the beverage lineup at the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot.


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Lakefront Brewery celebrates Black Friday with limited-edition beer

Third-annual Black Friday craft beer available one day only
November 21, 2013

For the third year in a row, Milwaukee-based Lakefront Brewery Inc. is celebrating Black Friday with a limited-edition beer. The special brew, Black Friday Imperial India-Style Black Ale, will be available at the brewery on Nov. 29 only.


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Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Crafting growth: A look into the bourgeoning craft beer market

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