Cherry Picking Food Trends for Lessons for Brewers
One of the top 10 food trends for 2012 from the Supermarket Guru annual consumer panel presented at the National Grocers Association annual conference is that the American palate is moving away from sweet flavors.
BA Announces Lobbying Activities as a Percentage of Dues
Because the Brewers Association is involved in lobbying activities in Washington, DC, primarily on the excise tax bills in Congress, a percentage of member dues are not deductible as a business expense. For 2011, 23% of member dues were spent on lobbying
Preliminary End of Year Brewery Count is 1,949
This number will certainly change as we move through our annual Beer Industry Production Survey. But the number is much larger than we thought we had a year ago.
Craft Retail Dollars Up 18 % on 14 % Volume Growth
The retail price of a case of craft beer climbed to over a dollar more than a year ago, still under the rate of inflation, but perhaps reflecting the higher cost of ingredients.
Update on BA Professional Division Job Opening
Here is an update on the next stage of the hiring process for the Brewers Association's Professional Division Assistant.
Job Opening - Professional Division Assistant
The Brewers Association is accepting applications for a professional division assistant located in our Boulder, Colorado office.
Craft Segment Retail Pricing Grows 2.6%
The October 30 SIG scans show that craft pricing at retail is climbing, but is still lower than the inflation rate.
Scotch in a Can Raises Questions
The FTC recently reached an agreement with an flavored malt beverage company to require that certain beverages must be resealable. What will be the regulatory reaction to liquor in a can?
Craft Retail Pricing Grows in October 2nd Scans
Stouts are showing a significant increase in retail pricing, which means that imperial stouts and barrel aged stouts are emerging in beer drinker choices.
Craft Volumes Up Over 20 Percent in Scan to Labor Day
The heart of summer no longer belongs to the standard and light lagers. Craft brewers conquered the heat with hops, seasonals and variety.