AB InBev's North American CEO Joao Castro Neves warns of beer losing its throne as the largest American alcohol market segment as soon as 2030. This projection is based on statistics showing a dramatic 33% loss of market share in the 21-27 year old demographic between 2006 and 2016. In the former, beer made up 65% of total alcohol consumption, falling to just 43% in 2016.
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It's hard to deny the size and economic impact of America's craft beer industry. In fact, the Brewers Association estimates that the 24.6 million barrels of craft beer brewed in the U.S. in 2016 contributed $23.5billion to the economy.
You'd be forgiven if you struggled to pinpoint the flavor profile of South Australia based brewer Mike Holden's "Shale Ale". Holden elaborates: "The beer definitely has a unique flavor to it, but it is not something that is off-putting or maybe something that people will not even recognize."
Have you ever thought about where yeast comes from? It's obviously an integral part of the beer brewing process. For Indiana based brewer Robert Caputo, the source of yeast proved to be a pain point. Caputo was eager to create a beer that was 100% Indianan. He had sourced malts, hops and water from Indiana with little issue, but was struggling to find yeasts native to the state. Enter his friend, Mathew Bochman.
As we rapidly approach the one-year mark of the Trump presidency, it's hard to argue against him being one of the most controversial heads of state in recorded history. Given his focus on "the wall" and his recent decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, immigration - particularly that from Mexico and across the southern border - is a hot button issue.
It's a wonderful time of the year. Baseball is winding down, the NFL is off and running and the NBA and NHL are just about to start their 2017-2018 seasons. Sports fans have a lot to be happy about at this time of year. It would seem that beer companies have even more to celebrate.
House Bill 3287 was enacted in the State of Texas on June 15, 2017 and has caused a significant stir in the craft beer community. Growing breweries, and those considering opening their own businesses, are concerned that the new legislation could scare off potential investment. The reason? The bill requires all Texan based breweries who produce 225,000 barrels (5805718.09 gallons) of beer annually to pay a distributor to deliver their beer, even if it's to a taproom in the same facility.