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05.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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CRAFT BREWING VOLUME HOPS UP

Talk about a classic reversal of fortune story. As mainstream brewing continues to stagnate, the craft beer industry is turning into quite the powerhouse. According to recently released data from the Brewers Association (BA), the US craft brewing industry saw volume rise 13 percent, with a 15 percent increase in retail sales from 2O1O to 2O11, representing a total barrel increase of 1.3 million. Last year craft brewers represented 5.68 percent of volume of the [...] Read More »

MEGABREW RUMORS ABOUND

It’s the giant rumor that just won’t go away. For at least a year, the idea has been floating around that A-B InBev, having swallowed up Anheuser-Busch, could soon make a move to buy its biggest rival: SABMiller. The resulting behemoth – dubbed “MegaBrew” – would have a dominant share of beer sales in many major markets. It would also help A-B InBev tap developing countries in Africa and South America, where British-based SAB Miller [...] Read More »

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