A BUMPER YEAR FOR CRAFT EXPORTS
It’s hardly news that craft beer sales in the US are on fire. For the last few years the craft industry has been the lone bright star for the entire beer industry. And their reputations are traveling far and wide – it appears that other nations are developing an appreciation for American-made craft beers. The Brewers Association (BA) reports estimated international sales by independent craft brewers up 28 percent by volume for 2O1O, with some [...] Read More »
A BREW FOR THE LIBIDO
Just when you thought the beers coming out of extreme brewing company BrewDog couldn’t get any stranger comes a new release: Royal Virility Performance, a beer that’s made with “herbal viagra”. Beer enthusiasts will recall that last summer BrewDog released a 55% ABV Belgian ale called The End of History with the bottles sold inside of dead animals that had been taxidermied. The real shocker? The price tag of $765 a bottle. By comparison, Royal [...] Read More »
FOSTER’S: BOON OR BUST FOR BIDDERS?
Who will make the big bid? Foster’s beer group, which is expected to be valued at Australian $1O billion is one of the last big prizes in a globally consolidating beer market, although the sky-high Australian dollar – which recently reached a 29-year high against the dollar – could deter bidders in the short term. SAB has been under pressure to complete a big takeover after falling behind in the race to consolidate the industry. [...] Read More »
THE FIRST CRAFT BEER CIGAR
Seasoning cigars in spirits is nothing new. From Grand Marnier to Maker’s Mark, many savor the subtle taste of a seasoned cigar with their cognac or whisky. These days, craft beers are often enjoyed in a manner akin to sipping a fine spirit. It’s only logical then that there should be a cigar to complement that. Louisville, Kentucky-based Ted’s Cigars has answered the call and is releasing HOPZ Seasoned Cigar – the first ever craft [...] Read More »