Advisory Board

BeerNet's advisory board, also called the Truth Squad, consists of over 30 industry executives from distributors, brewers, importers, and allied industry people. The identities of members of the Truth Squad are kept confidential in order to promote candor.

Duties include monthly phone/email conversations regarding a variety of topics and issues that are important to the beer industry. Additionally, truth squad members share their sales and pricing data, although all information is kept confidential and aggregated to spot trends.

Also, Truth Squad members call or email BeerNet on issues of interest that arise in their markets.

If you are an industry executive and are interested in joining the beer industry Truth Squad, send me an email at , and you will be included in the beer industry's quest for the Truth which, apparently, sets us free.

Constellation Posts 10% Beer Depletions for Q1, Raises Guidance

FILED JULY 1, 2015 Man, it's good to be STZ Beer. Constellation just reported beer net sales increased 11% in Q1, primarily due to volume growth. Beer depletions grew 10%. That's largely in line with Q4, when beer sales were up 11% and depletions up a little more than 9%. And that outpaced many Wall Street estimates, which cited concerns from weather to the on-premise business.
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May Shipment Volumes Down 0.5%

FILED JUNE 30, 2015 Beer Institute has just released May shipment to wholesalers volumes per state. The biggest beer states generally fared well -- in fact, most did better than their year to date trends: For May, California is up 6.3%, Florida is up 4%, New York is down 1.4%, and Texas is barely up, just under 1%. In all, state shipment volumes were down 0.5% for the month, to 18.7 million barrels, and down 1.1% YTD, to 82.3 million barrels.
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