The Big Three-Tier Loophole: 10% of US Draft Production Sold Direct
FILED DECEMBER 2, 2016
Beer industry economists Lester Jones and Bart Watson shared lots of evolving trends at the San Diego Brewbound Session. Some were known, some were new. But perhaps nothing was as dramatic as the rapid shifts the economists depicted in the beer industry's on-premise.
Equity for Punks? Indeed
FILED NOVEMBER 30, 2016
What. The. Actual. Eff? Having failed to even come close to raising the $50 million for their Ohio boondoggle of a brewery (they've raised nearly $3 million, starting in August and ending in February… so I guess there's still time?), the geniuses at the supposedly fringe Scottish craft brewer/pub operator BrewDog have concocted a scheme that beguiles even the financial wizards at Enron.
State Appeals Texas Brewer Territorial Distribution Sales Win
FILED NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Back in August, Travis County Judge Karin Crump dubbed a 3-year-old law preventing Texas brewers from selling their territorial distribution rights unconstitutional.
Latis Sells to Bavaria N.V.
FILED NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Dutch brewer Bavaria N.V. has acquired Latis Imports, a U.S.-based specialty beer importer of Belgian beers, including PALM and Rodenbach.
Should Heineken and Molson Coors Combine? Of Course
FILED NOVEMBER 23, 2016
"We have no knowledge of any M&A negotiations or discussions between Heineken and any other identified party," starts analyst Mark Swartzberg's report at Stifel. But upon initiating coverage of Heineken NV, he sees some potential in a Heineken and Molson Coors hookup, post their acquisition of 100% of MillerCoors.
Is the ABI/SABMiller Integration Going Great?
FILED NOVEMBER 22, 2016
That's what Brito said to attendees at the Beer Marketer's INSIGHTS seminar last week in New York. But investors seem to not be on board.
The Secret to Mike's Good Year
FILED NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Want to know who's putting together one of the best years in the business not named Constellation Beer Co.? Mike's Hard Lemonade Co.