US. Nine Beers Americans No Longer Drink

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After three years of declining sales, shipments of domestically sold beer are up by more than 1% in the United States this year. Sales of light beer and specialty beer, such as Budweiser Light Platinum, Shock Top, and Blue Moon, have been the driving force in the resurgence of U.S. breweries. (more…)

Drinks Americas Announces Launch of First Major Line of Craft Beer Brewed in Mexico

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Drinks Americas Holdings, Ltd., (“Drinks”) (DKAM), a leading developer and marketer of alcohol beverage products, is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive sales agreement with Marigold Brewing Company (“Marigold”). Marigold will be the first major line of craft beers to be brewed in Mexico and launched in the U.S. (more…)

Hawaiian beer comes ashore in Ohio market

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Hawaii’s Kona Brewing Co. will distribute its craft beers in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Missouri starting next month, according to the Columbus Business Journal. (more…)

UK: BBPA bemoans Chancellor’s duty snub

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The British Beer & Pub Association has branded the UK Chancellor’s autumn statement a “missed opportunity” after he ignored calls to review the alcohol duty escalator. (more…)

Interview – Isaac Sheps, CEO of Carlsberg’s Baltika

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Earlier this year, just-drinks’ managing editor, Olly Wehring , travelled to Russia with Carlsberg to learn about the brewer’s plans for its Baltika division in the country. The unit, which produces the namesake range of beers, is the clear market-leader, but has had to struggle of late as the legislative environment has grown more hostile to alcoholic drinks. Having assumed the leadership of Baltika late last year, Isaac Sheps talked to just-drinks about what he found when he made the move, what he’s battling against today, and what he wants in the future. (more…)