A couple weeks ago, while enjoying a pint at a brewery in a small town in Oregon, I overheard a beer distributor talking about all the recent mergers and acquisitions. He had a curiously simplistic take on it all: “Beer will always be in demand. The logo on the side of the truck is [...]
We are excited to announce that Bellingham Tap Trail, and our Taps, Caps and Corks LLC, is being purchased by Anheuser Busch. This is a move that will be nothing but good for Bellingham's craft beer scene! Three months ago AB InBev reached out to us and offered to purchase our company. [...]
Here's the 20 most popular beers in America in infographic form, from the folks over at VinePair. Based on this, I'm not sure what AB InBev is "fussing" over.
There has been quite an uproar in the craft beer world lately. It seems craft breweries are being bought up left and right by Big Beer lately. All this consolidation and fervor culminated in a Budweiser Super Bowl ad mocking the craft brewing industry. This led to responses from craft beer. Basically, there's [...]
Since the infamous Budweiser commercial hit the airwaves during the Super Bowl, craft beer seemed to gain even more momentum. The owners of Elysian, recently bought by Budweiser's parent company, InBev, responded and they weren't too happy either. Ninkasi Brewing Company responded with it's own parody of the Budweiser commercial. In the [...]
As you know by now Budweiser took a pretty hefty jab at craft brewing with it's Super Bowl ad. The irony, as many have pointed out, is that InBev has acquired some pretty prominent craft beer companies in the last 6 months, including Elysian Brewing out of Seattle. The Chicago Tribune [...]
Craft beer makes up 75% of the $100 billion US beer market. That is a huge percentage, but it is slipping. Craft beer captured $14.3 billion of that market. The US Congress is excited about the burgeoning market. They have developed the Small BREW Act and hope to pass it, giving further support [...]
Big Beer keeps trying reverse market trends. Microbreweries, while still far from the market share of the Big Boys, has chipped away at their once prominent market position. The most significant change in market has been in the buying habits of customers in their 20's and 30's. In an attempt to reverse [...]