Beverage Dynamics Top Stories
For our second round of National Beer Panel reviews, we asked panelists to taste and rate lagers. These reviews include brief tasting notes, ratings and information about ABV and IBUs. All beers should be widely available (for sale in at least three major metro markets). If you’re a retail or on-premise beer professional who would like to learn more about participating in our panel, please contact associate editor Kyle Swartz at 203-855-8499 ext. 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org...
Flavored and spiced rums drive business by promising the beach in a bottle. Sun, sand and surf — lazy summer days and easy-drinking rum cocktails continue to attract a thirsty, young LDA crowd. Spiced and flavored rums are an easy entry into spirits, say proponents; they’re affordable, eminently mixable, and the spirit’s beachy vibe is approachable and non-pretentious. Rum claims a considerable portion of the trendy flavored spirits market, shared with vodka and now...
Wine panelists review the popular red We asked members of our panel to taste and rate their favorite merlots. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating and the wine’s retail price (which can vary from store to store and market to market). If you’re a beverage professional with a specialty in wine and you’re interested in participating in the panel, please contact associate editor Kyle Swartz at email@example.com or 203-855-8499 x225....
American beer brands confront a changed marketplace Whether the American beer market looks basically healthy or in decline depends very much on your vantage point. If you lead an international brewing corporation with multiple brands and markets, the global potential of American beers seems positive. If your focus is the U.S. market, you worry that traditional brands are flabby, and the strategic diversification of the brewing portfolio is an appealing fix. If you are...
American whiskeys show no signs of slowing There may never have been a time like now in the long history of American whiskey. Bourbon, of course, is on fire, and distillers are now dealing with the scramble to create greater supply, an enormous change from the bad old days of the 80s and 90s when gimmicks and discounts sustained the category. But along with Bourbon have risen the other American whiskeys, especially Tennessee and...
The chant “Buy American” can now be heard in bars and cocktail lounges around the globe. According to the Beverage Information Group, Bourbon is one of the bankable beverage trends in the U.S. Sales of the leading brands were up a whopping 6.4% in 2014. After decades of living in the shadow of imported whiskeys, global sales of our indigenous spirit now easily surpasses those of Scotch and Canadian Whisky. In response, distillers from...
Khoury’s is big enough to serve, but small enough to care. It’s not easy to stand out in Las Vegas. But with a distinctive setup, Khoury’s Fine Wine and Spirits has carved out a long-standing niche in Sin City. “We’re one of the only locations in town that’s both retail and on-premise,” explains founder and owner Issa Khoury (pictured above in his store). “Here, you can have a glass of wine or a pint...
When it comes to growth in the beer business, it’s still all about the craft. Domestic craft beer was up 15.2% in 2014, according to the Beverage Information and Insights Group, the research unit of Beverage Dynamic’s parent company. Meanwhile, overall beer volume decreased 0.5% from 2013 to 2014, to 2.8 billion 2.25-gallon cases, and total domestic beer, which has an 85.7% share of the market, fell 1.5% to 2.4 billion cases. Imported beer fared better: Consumption...
As we did with the spirit and wine Growth Brand Awards, Beverage Dynamics has added a new category to honor beer brands that have shown sustained growth. The Beer Hall of Fame recognizes brands that have won at least 10 Growth Brand Awards since the program’s inception in 1997. Our inaugural class of inductees includes nine beers that have managed to keep growing through quality products, innovation and strong brand stories that resonate with consumers. It doesn’t...
Whiskey is now made locally, everywhere in America. The founders of Hudson Whiskey had not intended to produce craft spirits. The company operates on farmland originally purchased ten years ago to become a rock-climbing ranch. But neighbors balked at that proposal. So Ralph Erenzo and Brian Lee instead established the first distillery in New York since Prohibition. This required a lengthy legal process. In 2007, they finally changed state law, and opened Tuthilltown Spirits...
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Beverage Stock Index
|Diageo plc Common Stock||DEO||109.1865||(+1.69)|
|Ambev S.A. American Depositary||ABEV||5.04||(+0.11)|
|Molson Coors Brewing Company Cl||TAP||83.49||(+0.25)|
|Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The)||SAM||210.2275||(-3.27)|
|Castle Brands, Inc. Castle Bran||ROX||1.30||(-0.02)|
|Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA Sponsor||BUD||108.35||(+1.68)|
|Craft Brew Alliance, Inc.||BREW||7.89||(+0.14)|
|Brown Forman Inc Class B Common||BFB||99.06||(+0.87)|
|Data was last updated 1:07 PM, 10/ 2/2015|