The Second Craft Beer Revolution: Will it Stick This Time?

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It’s hard to believe it’s been 18 years since I attended my first Craft Brewers Conference. At the time I was working for a beer distributorship in Houston, and the management there was just getting interested in crafts and imports. We had just taken on the Celis brands, and as the CBC was in Austin that year, I persuaded my bosses to let me attend. I was the eager young buck, pad and pencil in hand, ready to take copious notes about this burgeoning new beer category and show my superiors that this thing had legs.And indeed, the microbrewery industry, as it was called then, had long, beautiful, tan Cameron Diaz legs. Everybody and his uncle wanted in. The dot-com bubble was just starting to bloat, and the craft bubble was keeping stride. (more…)

SABMiller plc Trading Update

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SABMiller plc today issues its interim management statement for the group’s third quarter ended 31 December 2012 which also represents a trading update for the same period. The calculation of the organic growth rates excludes the effects of acquisitions and disposals. (more…)

Kirin Says No Decision on Its F&N Stake

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Kirin Holdings Co. said Tuesday that no decision has been made on its stake in property, soft drinks and publishing empire Fraser & Neave Ltd. (more…)

Heineken N.V. to nominate Henk Scheffers as Supervisory Board member

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Heineken N.V. announced today that it will propose to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders on 25 April 2013 that Mr. Henk Scheffers be appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V. If approved, Mr. Scheffers will join the Audit Committee. (more…)

USA. Oskar Blues Continues Growth, Outpaces Industry

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Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery, the first craft brewery in the country to brew and can craft beer in November 2002, continued its explosive growth posting a 52 percent increase in sales/depletions and 49 percent increase in revenue in 2012, outpacing industry growth by nearly 40 percent. (more…)