Dmitry Nekrasov’s Philosophy — on the Past, Present and Future of Ukrainian Brewing IndustryA meeting with Dmitry Nekrasov always turns into a training course: “Introduction to brewing business“. We are talking to a clever “playing trainer“ a person that can be called a godfather of the Ukrainian craft. He has a dozen of successful projects to his name. Dmitry told us about craft beer in Ukraine, on market cycles, on specifity of operating in retail and HoReCa, on union of Ukrainian brewers and certainly, how a brewery of his own, First Dnipro Brewery is doing.
The market of import beer in Russia: review and databasesThe market of import beer is rapidly growing and changing. But while in the past years it was growing due to brands variety, in 2019 major and affordable brands from TOP-10 were developing actively. It seems that the fact of a brand origin from far abroad counties, even if it is not well known but has moderate price and good distribution provides for million liters of sales in the territory of Russia. Among distributors AB InBev Efes was far behind, yet the role of Baltika and suppliers of the second row got more important. The boom of German brands was followed by stagnation of import from other traditional regions (and Belarus) instead the supplies from Mexico, Lithuania and Asian countries grew considerably.
Russia: Positions of Brewing CompaniesThe review contains an analysis of interim performance of brewers in the first half of 2019. There are rather dynamic changes behind a modest industry growth. Baltika is again experiencing a stage of volumes and market share slid due to competition with AB InBev Efes. Because of the price competition and presence expansion in the modern trade company #2. has come close to the leading position. At the same time sales of Heineken Russia have continued growing which makes the premium part of the portfolio heavier. The market premiumization trend had been also confirmed by import brands. MBC and Zavod Trekhsosenskiy have been the most successful among federal market players. The market share of independent regional brewers and Ochakovo have continued falling as they are being squeezed out by the market leaders at their competitive fields.
Ukrainian beer market 2019: companies and brandsIn 2019 beer production and market have been still fluctuating about zero point. However, the past season was successful for brewers judging by the sales profitability. The price mix has improved due to rapid general market premiumization, as well as its particular aspect, the growth of import beer sales. By the season end AB InBev Efes improved its positions considerably. It turned out that consumers had not forgot Efes brands that had to leave the market, but started to recover rapidly. Against the stagnating market that meant sales decline of other companies, in the first place Carlsberg Group that most of all beneficiated from Efes exiting the market. PPB turned out to be stable to branding activity of its competitor and Obolon kept the same volumes and at the moment it is the absolute leader of the economy segment. The share growth of independent producers took place thanks to leading craft breweries, that so far do not have a big market weight, but they are rapidly gaining it.
Brewing industry in Kazakhstan 2019During the first half of 2019, the majority of Kazakh brewers made their contribution into positive dynamics. Yet it was companies of the lower division, not the two transnational leaders that raised their production and sales. The shares of draft beer and aluminum can which is rapidly squeezing glass bottle out of the market, have been growing. The price segmentation has remained stable despite the substantial rise of retail prices and fluctuations of brand market shares, while the borders between segments have become blurred. The main events in the industry have been: the announced revision of the beer excise policy, launch of BeerKhan brand in the strong beer segment, and most important – purchasing assets of Shymkentbeer by Arasan.
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. ...
US. New beer laws good for business
Six months in jail and a $25,000 fine — that’s what the owner of the only brewery in the state would get if he tried to manufacture beer, he was told.
But engineers have a tendency to want to understand the rules, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. owner Mark Henderson said. And between him and his wife, Leslie, the brewery’s co-owner, who also has an engineering background, the couple demanded someone show them the statute. Where did it say they couldn’t take their beer-brewing pursuits to the open market in the state where they were reared and love.
Lawyers and lawmakers had no answer, so Mark went to the head of the Alcoholic Beverage Control, who told him about the fine and jail time.
“Can you show me?” Mark asked. He was told he would get a call back in 30 minutes.
Three hours later, the head of the ABC called him back to say he couldn’t find the law, but that the Mississippi Department of Revenue would have the information.
In attempting to give Mark answers, Ronnie Lynch of the Mississippi Department of Revenue learned for the both of them that there was nothing on the books that outlawed a beer brewing business in Mississippi.
“We thought, ‘Holy Cow’... and then started the process,” Mark said.
That was seven years ago. Now, the Kiln-based brewery sells a variety of ales, stouts and IPAs, including its signature “Southern Pecan” ale in seven states from Texas to Florida. South Carolinians will welcome the brand this month.
The brewery opened in January 2005 with four employees. It now employs 24.
Today, Lazy Magnolia brews more in one month than it did the first two years combined — roughly 17,000 barrels a year or 5 million beers. This July, the brew capacity was updated to hold 60 barrels, up from 15. And by this time next year, the floor space will nearly triple from 10,000 square feet to just under 30,000.
Once the expansion is complete, the company will be able to brew 45,000 barrels a year. By 2018, the plan is to nearly double the number of employees to 50, Lazy Magnolia spokesman Tobie Baker said.
“All of our beers are made in The Kill (Kiln),” Baker said.
Mark said Hancock County supervisors supported the concept, so they were allowed to brew in an industrial zone, tucked between major defense electronics company Selex Galileo and within earshot of football fans at Hancock County High School. And, the location seemed appropriate since Kiln has been called the bootlegging capital of the world.
Offerings include Southern Pecan, described as a nut brown ale, which is made with Mississippi-grown, whole roasted pecans. Southern Gold is a golden honey ale, made with honey provided by Mark’s bee-keeping Uncle Milton in Ellisville. Deep South is a pale ale made with caramel.. Jefferson Stout is a sweet potato cream stout, brewed with sweet potatoes and milk sugar. Indian Summer is a wheat ale spiced with orange peel and coriander.
Southern Gentleman, produced only in smaller quantities, is aged in whiskey barrels on site. And there’s also a variety of seasonal beers, like Ginger Jacque, Southern Hospitality and Gulf Porter. A variety pack, called the Lazy Dozen, will be hitting refrigerated shelves soon.
Lazy Magnolia’s newest regularly brewed beer is now it’s No. 2 best-seller — Timber Beast, a rye IPA and the first beer that takes advantage of a law allowing the sale of high gravity beers, which are those that contain more than 5 percent alcohol.
Timber Beast, which is 8 percent alcohol by volume, was unveiled at a midnight launch party July 1, the day the law went into effect.
Raise Your Pints, a nonprofit that has lobbied lawmakers to allow high quality, higher alcohol-content beers in Mississippi, has had the support of Mark and Leslie for years, Baker said. The group pushed for the high gravity legislation for a number of years before Gov. Phil Bryant signed it into law.
In arguing for House Bill 1422 to increase the amount of alcohol allowed in beer, Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, reportedly pleaded on the House floor, “If you’re a Baptist and can’t stand this bill, just hold your dern nose and vote for it cause your Baptist colleagues back home will appreciate it.” The words have now become a sort of slogan for Raise Your Pints.
Another new law, Senate Bill 2600, which also went into effect July 1, allows tour guides to offer tastings at the brewery. Prior to the law change, tours were offered only Saturday mornings. Now, enough tourists come through to support tours Thursday and Friday afternoons and all day on Saturdays.
Tour Guide Josh Poole said on a busy day, he probably sees seven to 10 times more people taking tours, compared to before the law change.
Mark said it certainly would have been easier to start their venture, which was named after the slow-growing Magnolia tree outside the couple’s Mississippi house, out of state.
“Mississippi has not historically made it easy to do a lot of the things you would like to do.”
Nonetheless, Mark said he and Leslie are committed to Mississippi. He’s from Cleveland, and she’s from Waynesboro and they met in Columbus at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.
“Our preeminent export has been our people, and the way to keep your best talent is to have a culture that supports jobs,” Mark said. “We wanted to stay here and do our best to make Mississippi a better place.”
And if that means more competition, than Lazy Magnolia welcomes it. Three breweries are in the early stages of setting up shop. That’s a good indicator that the state’s palate for beer is becoming more sophisticated, Baker said, since craft beer is about mass flavor rather than mass consumption.
“For every dollar (other Mississippi breweries) spend marketing, it helps us just as well to educate Mississippians,” he said. “We welcome new craft breweries to the state.”
26 Ноя. 2012