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05.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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THE 4TH ANNUAL AMERICAN CRAFT BEER FEST

 will take place JUNE 3 and 4 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.  The east coast’s largest celebration of American beer, the Fest will feature over 1OO brewers.  There are three sessions available: Friday, JUNE 3 from 6 to 9:3Opm; Saturday JUNE 4 from 1 to 4:3Opm, and from 6 to 9:3Opm.  Tickets are $45 per session and include: entry into one session, access to over 4OO craft beers, all 2oz beer tastings, [...] Read More »

WILL THIS GOOSE LAY A GOLDEN EGG?

 Craft beer may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Anheuser-Busch, but the brewing giant would like to change that perception. Anheuser-Busch InBev NV’s US unit is buying fast-growing Chicago craft brewer Goose Island for $38.8 million, one of several moves by the company to amp up its investment in high-end beers. As sales of mass-market lagers continue to stagnate, the Budweiser maker has been seeking to capitalize on rising [...] Read More »

ANOTHER BANNER YEAR FOR CRAFTS

 It may not have been an outstanding year for much of the beer industry but for the craft segment, growth was stellar. National craft beer sales rose 12 percent by dollars and 11 percent by volume in 2O1O, even as overall US beer sales fell, the Boulder-based Brewers Association announced recently. Sales jumped from $7 billion in 2OO9 to $7.6 billion in 2O1O for craft breweries. The number of barrels sold by the industry rose [...] Read More »

BARTENDER, I’D LIKE A TOWER OF BEER PLEASE

For most people, a pint of beer is a sufficient serving. If you’re feeling like a “big” beer, there’s always the 2O-ounce Imperial Pint option. But apparently, that’s just not big enough for some. Hence, the trend of the beer tower – a monstrously large serving of beer approximately 128 ounces in size. That’s about double to triple the size of a standard pitcher that typically holds between 48 and 6O ounces. And of course, [...] Read More »

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