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Shelf Space a.k.a. Location, Location, Location

November 30, 2012

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The growth in the number of craft breweries may lead to an expanded variety of beers but that does not mean that consumers will be able get their hands on them. As of August there were 1,303 breweries in planning – there are currently 2,142 breweries in the US. Where are all these breweries going […]

Born-again beer drinkers and appreciating the multiple aspects of beer

April 17, 2012

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Those recently converted to craft beer can be as fanatical as any born-again religious fundamentalist. As though repenting for what they see as years of immoral consumption of macro lager, they lament, “Oh, what have I done? All those evenings wasted! But now I know better, and will never let the swill of macro lager […]

Listening to the Label

March 23, 2012

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Over the last few years there has not only been an expansion in breweries and styles, but also in the types of packaging. Years ago it seemed that in the domestic craft beer section there were six-packs of glass bottles and a few 22oz bottles. The specialty (by “specialty” I do not mean imports like […]

Alternative Finance for Alternative Beer

February 3, 2012

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A brewery may start with a passion for beer, but money is needed to get that beer made and consumed. The past few years has seen an incredible expansion in the craft beer industry and it does not appear to be slowing down, at the end of 2011 there were 915 breweries in planning.1 Paradoxically […]

Brown Bubbly Economy

November 28, 2011

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From brewery manufacturing to agricultural production, craft breweries are growing and providing jobs at a much needed time in our country. They are a small glass of bubbly economic growth. From higher labor inputs to skilled training and agricultural inputs to innovation, craft beer is spurring growth. At the center of the brewery industry is […]