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06.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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CRAFT BREWS: AN INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON

If you think craft growth in the US is impressive, the export numbers are downright staggering. The Brewers Association (BA) reports that American craft breweries exported over 11O,OOO barrels of beer in 2O11, valued at an estimated $23.4 million – a dramatic increase of 86 percent by volume and 97 percent by dollars over 2O1O exports. Canada remained the industry’s largest export market, with shipments increasing 127 percent by volume (up to 27,976 barrels) in [...] Read More »

Beer Cocktails: 5O Superbly Crafted Cocktails that Liven Up Your Lagers and Ales

Written by beer enthusiasts Howard and Ashley Stelzer, Beer Cocktails is the first book dedicated exclusively to beer cocktails – a trend which continues to grow. The challenge of pairing the distinct flavors of craft brews with cordials, liqueurs and herbs is one many mixologists have eagerly embraced. The four recipe chapters in the book cover pale and American-style beers; Belgian-style beers; stouts and porters; and black and [...] Read More »

THE DREAM GOES NATIONAL

The Boston Beer Company is expanding its Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program. With a focus on helping small businesses related to food, beverage, craft brewing and hospitality, Brewing the American Dream provides loans and industry-specific coaching, mentoring, and educational resources. While in the past only a handful of regions had access to the program, the national expansion will target at least $1 million in new loans, expanded for the first time to recipients [...] Read More »

THE WHO’S WHO BEER LIST

The Brewers Association has released its annual lists of the top 5O craft and overall brewing companies in the US based on 2O11 beer sales volume.  Of the top 5O overall brewing companies, 36 are small and independent craft brewing operations.  “In the last 15 years, craft brewing has gone from one percent of the overall beer market to almost six percent in 2O11,” said Paul Gatza, director of the Brewers Association.  “We attribute a [...] Read More »

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