Much has been written about the rise of “own-premise” (i.e., at the brewery sales) over the past year. As seen from the TTB premises use number, own-premise sales have exploded in recent quarters. So how …More
- Headed to Yakima to speak at Humulus U
- On my way to Orlando to speak at the Florida Brewers Conference.
- Off to Duluth to speak at the MN Craft Brewers Guild Business & Technical Conference
- was in Minneapolis to speak at Homebrew Con and the Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference.
- In Washington DC this week for meetings and then SAVOR.
- Had a great visit with the Hawaii Craft Brewers Guild – now in Chicago for the Beer Marketers Insights Spring Seminar.
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With the annual release of our growth numbers, I thought it would be helpful to lay out as clearly as possible what the numbers represent and how our various topline statistics are calculated. If you’re interested in the larger Beer Industry Production Survey methodology, I’ll suggest you read one of …More
One of the most frequent data requests I’ve been getting recently relates to packaging. As with everything in craft, packaging is an area where change is the constant, so older analyses quickly go out of date. Packaging …More
I’ve been asked by a couple of BA members about my predictions for style trends in 2017. Let me start by saying that figuring out what other people will like in the future is pretty …More
Most of what I write about involves grand category averages. What determines category growth or decline, however, happens at a lower, brand level of aggregation. To that end, I decided to see how individual brands–both …More
There have been some reports in recent weeks which suggest that marijuana legalization is creating some drag on beer sales in states like Colorado, Washington, and Oregon (and there have also been reports arguing the …More
The beer business is currently experiencing what is often referred to as a “premiumization” trend, or a period where beer lovers trade up across the beer aisle. This isn’t the first premiumization trend beer has …More
Another year, another record number of entries for the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Once again, all 50 states entered the competition with 19 states sending more than 100 entries—up from 18 states in 2015. In …More
Q3 Update The mid-year production survey made clear that craft brewing growth has slowed in 2016, but did that deceleration continue in the third quarter of the year? The answer is complicated, and illustrates the difficulty in nailing …More
A map of the 364 active brewery licenses in Colorado. Data comes from the Colorado Department of Revenue. While all of these licenses are active, many breweries shown on the map may still be in …More