The trend of complication of Russian beer market is going on and in several directions at the same time. The range has got wider, the import and small segments are growing, namely craft beer, alcohol-free beer and special flavor beer. At the same time, all ex-mega brands and light lagers by Russian brewers are experiencing a decline of their shares. AB InBev Efes, Heineken, MBC and Pivzavod Trekhsosenskiy have exceeded the market, Carlsberg was developing slower than the market and Ochakovo as well as some other mid-sized breweries have been cutting down their volumes. To a big extent brewers’ performance was connected to their ability to reach agreement with networks, sacrifice their margin and enter new markets. Craft brewers are facing a serious danger of producers’ registration introduction – de facto licensing. ...
The global outlooks of the legal market of cannabis are excellent. It is possible to simultaneously imagine dry law repeal and craft brewing boom but not in one but in several consumer categories. For alcohol is contained in liquids and cannabis derivatives can be in three physical forms.The value of legal market of cannabis and its products can reach 10% of the world beer market in five years, and in 2030-2040 even reach the same scope provided the current rates of legalization and development of market infrastructure remain at the same level. Cannabinoids are actively integrating into the food industry from chewing gum to beverages deforming the pharmaceutical and alcohol markets, they influence the trends of healthy lifestyle and beauty. ...
Beer market of Kazakhstan acquired both traits of East European countries and South Eastern Asia taking a transitional position between them by many criteria and consumption style. Yet there is a positive trend in beer production which differs Kazakhstan from most of the neighboring countries. The market has remained consolidated in the hands of two international players because of its small size. However, it faces dynamic processes such as fast growth of draft beer sales, up and downs of regional companies and Carlsberg Group’s ultimate expansion. Excessive mainstream segment has declined over the recent years, yet, Zhigulevskoe and national brands with regional links have yielded their positions to a range of new products. In our review special attention was paid to regional analysis of the markets. In 14 regions of Kazakhstan we compared the companies’ positions, the market price segmentation and DIOT channel development. Besides we have compared the beer market of Kazakhstan to neighboring countries. ...
Funkwerks brewery gives Fort Collins another reason to love the Belgians
"Because of New Belgium, you have a lot of people around town who already know Belgian beers and know saisons," Lincoln says about the much larger New Belgium Brewing Company, which is also in town. "And Fort Collins has been very receptive to us, which is something that can be an issue when you have so many breweries that are already people and so many people who love them."
The two opened the doors to Funkwerks in December in the building formerly used by the Fort Collins Brewing Company at 1900 East Lincoln Avenue.
?It is one of a handful of breweries in Colorado that focus on a specific style of beer, including Denver's Del Norte, which makes Mexican lagers, and Black Fox, a Colorado Springs brewery that also concentrates on Belgian saisons.
While the saison style is an open one, it typically includes beers that are light to medium bodied, highly carbonated and filled with notes of citrus or spice. Saisons are often lighter in alcohol -- although this isn't always the case -- and traditionally have refreshing characteristics that make them particularly popular in the summer.
"It's all we drink," says Lincoln.
Funkwerks uses a fifteen-barrel brewing system and expects to have five beers on tap in its tasting room by the end of this month. It also has bottles of its signature saison for sale there and at a few liquor stores along the Front Range.
The brewery is also using all organic ingredients and plans to become the second brewery in Colorado to be certified as organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (possibly this spring). The first is Boulder's Asher Brewing.
26 Янв. 2011