Tag Archives: MillerCoors

• You can go home again. Pabst to brew beer again in Milwaukee

You can go home again. Pabst to brew beer again in Milwaukee

PBR loyalists! Pabst is heading back to its old digs in Milwaukee where the company will open a microbrewery and a tasting room in the former Pabst complex. Pabst will revive discontinued brands as Old Tankard Ale, Kloster Beer and other beers made before Prohibition as well as produce some new ones. Pabst should be brewing away […]

• Good News: Alcohol Tax Breaks Brewing In Congress

Good News: Alcohol Tax Breaks Brewing In Congress

Tax relief may be on the way for alcohol producers both large and small. Two tax breaks for brewers are vying for the spotlight on Capitol Hill, while a third piece of legislation would grant earlier tax deductions to distillers of aged spirits. All three pieces of legislation signal a willingness on the part of […]

• Craft Beer Contributes $6.5B to California Economy

Craft Beer Contributes $6.5B to California Economy

The California Craft Brewer’s Association finds that the craft beer industry contributes more to California’s economy than in any other state in the U.S. It’s no secret that craft beer is a major industry in San Diego and across California, so much so that it contributed $6.5 billion to the state’s economy last year, a […]

• Principled. Craft brewery founder quits after AB takeover

Principled. Craft brewery founder quits after AB takeover

Elysian brewery co-founder and head brewer Dick Cantwell – widely regarded as a pioneer of the US craft brewing scene – has resigned following the company’s acquisition by Anheuser Busch in January. Quitting yesterday from the Seattle brewery, Cantwell said in an email to the Washington Beer Blog that Elysian’s takeover by brewing giant Anheuser Busch was the reason […]

• Craft Beer Uses 4 Times As Much Barley As Corporate Brew

Craft Beer Uses 4 Times As Much Barley As Corporate Brew

For decades, US beer lovers have denounced corporate-made brew as watered-down swill. Just how diluted is the product peddled by the two enormous dinosaurs that dodder over the US beer market, InBev (maker of Bud) and MillerCoors? In a delicious new report, the US Department of Agriculture has numbers. Most beers, industrial or craft, get […]

• 5 U.S. Craft Beer Breweries With Partial Overseas Ownership

5 U.S. Craft Beer Breweries With Partial Overseas Ownership

Your local craft beer brewer may be more distant than you think. Last year, Bend, Ore.-based 10 Barrel Brewing was bought by Anheuser-Busch InBev  . Through that lone act, the top of 10 Barrel’s company ladder extended from Bend to Belgium and Brazil. And just about anyone in St. Louis can attest that Budweiser is no […]

• Coors Is Releasing A Gluten-Free Beer. Yum.

Coors Is Releasing A Gluten-Free Beer. Yum.

MillerCoors is the latest brand to accommodate those with gluten allergies and sensitivities. The brand is releasing a gluten-free beer called Coors Peak Copper Lager, according to AdAge. MillerCoors described the taste of the beer as “light to medium-bodied crisp copper lager” and that it has a “malty, slight caramel profile offset by subtly spicy hops and the […]

• Bad Barley Crop Probably Won’t Affect 2015 Beer Prices. Phew.

Bad Barley Crop Probably Won’t Affect 2015 Beer Prices. Phew.

Problems with the 2014 malt barley crop in the western United States have resulted in the worst year for malting production in the nation, but beer drinkers likely won’t have to shell out an extra couple dollars for their favorite brews. Much of the nation’s large-scale brewing is done in the Midwest, says Collin Watters […]

• America’s Fastest Growing Beer Brands

America’s Fastest Growing Beer Brands

American beer sales have followed a downward trend in recent years. After reaching a peak of 219 million barrels in 2008, total U.S. shipments have declined to just 211.7 million barrels in 2013. Yet, the beer industry is by no means dying. While some beer brands have faltered, others have found tremendous success. Although some […]

• Drizly uncorks a second e-commerce revenue stream

Drizly uncorks a second e-commerce revenue stream

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Drizly, the Boston-based online alcohol delivery company, had inked a major deal with MillerCoors to cross-promote the delivery service. As part of the partnership, Drizly delivered cases of Miller Lite for free over the past weekend in four of its nine service cities. While the news of […]

• Fastest-Growing Alcoholic Beverage? It’s Not Craft Beer

Fastest-Growing Alcoholic Beverage? It’s Not Craft Beer

Craft beer’s growth in the U.S. has been amazing, rising from 11.5 million barrels brewed in 2011 to over 15 million barrels in 2013. Over that same time span, however, production of another traditional American brew has tripled. We’re talking about the rise of hard cider. The growth of cider—or rather, the comeback, since cider […]

• You’d be surprised at how much sugar is in that mixed cocktail

You’d be surprised at how much sugar is in that mixed cocktail

When it comes to cocktails, it can be hard to know how much sugar you’re taking in. The Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which regulates most alcoholic beverages, has approved the use of nutritional labels on beer, wine and ready-to-drink mixed beverages. But the decision to provide information about serving size, calories, […]

• More Beer Niches and Buyouts Coming In 2014

More Beer Niches and Buyouts Coming In 2014

If you love craft beer, imports and cider, boy are you going to love 2014. If you like beer in general, you’re probably not. While the Beer Institute industry lobbying group notes that January beer sales were up 0.7% from the same month last year, the fact is that beer sales overall are still on […]

• Beer Lobbyists Invade Wall Street

Beer Lobbyists Invade Wall Street

Most arguments can be settled over a couple beers. That is, of course, unless the beer industry is spearheading the offensive. The Chicago Tribune has the story of how beer lobbyists have started a fight with Wall Street over an aluminum market rigged to line the pockets of big banks. As the Tribune explains, the […]

• How the beer lobby fought Wall Street … and won

How the beer lobby fought Wall Street … and won

It’s a case study in how a few American businesses with long-standing household names, and their D.C. lobbyists, can set in motion changes to a global market and cause some of the planet’s biggest financial institutions to alter their operations. If you can make a complex disagreement over commodity pricing about beer, you probably should. […]