Communicating Craft

Communicating Craft articles help educate craft brewers, distributors and retailers on best practices and tools to promote craft beer and craft brewers.

“Your Service Sucks!”—That Guy on Yelp

The number one complaint about a restaurant or bar is almost always about service. As a matter of fact, we know that customers barely notice a small change in product or price, but quickly notice an off moment of service. The key to success is great service; great service comes from great staff; and great staff comes from great training.

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Beyond Best By: Brewers Must Ensure Date Coding Remains a Value

The Market Development Committee looks at life after the best by date printed on your packaging. What responsibilities do we have as producers? What can be done to ensure date coding remains a valuable resource and to instill confidence in beer lovers that the beer they purchase is at its best?

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A New Breed of IPA Drinker

Some of today’s new IPA drinkers seem to have more in common with the mainstream beer drinkers of the 1990s, rather than the typical craft drinker today.

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Attracting a More Diverse Fan Base

While the composition of regional marketplaces varies significantly, current data reveals that certain demographic groups are nearly universally underrepresented among the craft beer industry’s consumers.

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Practicing Responsible Appreciation

Promoting responsible appreciation should be a daily goal and a priority for everyone in the alcohol beverage industry. How do you address this goal?

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Thank You, Charlie

Charlie Papazian will be leaving the Brewers Association on January 23, 2019. Throughout his career, he has had a profound impact on beer.

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