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Larry Nelson

Larry NelsonBiography

After a teetotal boyhood in Canada, Larry Nelson has been making up for lost time since being introduced to the joys of beer at university. He is editor of Brewers' Guardian, the international brewing
industry magazine, and specialises in industry business issues.

He has been awarded a BA (Economics) from Dalhouise University in Halfax, NS, and a Masters in Journalism from University of Westminster in London.

Today he lives in the Home Counties, in walking distance of several good pubs.

Columns by Larry Nelson

Comment - Beer - NelsonComment - Beer - Nelson's Column

The editor of Brewers' Guardian, Larry Nelson, provides his monthly take on the latest developments in the beer category.

Articles by Larry Nelson

Against a backdrop of explosive growth for craft beer, how does the future look for global beer brands?Comment - Beer - The End of the Road for International Brands? 28 August 2014

Larry Nelson has been looking at the global brewers' numbers this month, and mulling what their report cards say about the state of international beer brands.


Comment - Beer - What’s in a (Brand) Name? 29 July 2014

This month, Larry Nelson considers the importance of a reliable brand name for your beer. Anyone fancy a Mr Winky?


Comment - Beer - Don't Believe the Hop Hype 6 June 2014

Is there a hop price crisis? Some beer industry observers believe so. Larry Nelson, however, believes the situation is not as clear as some have tried to make out.


Comment - Beer - Craft Beer: A Success By Any Definition 15 April 2014

As just-drinks publishes its latest on-trend report, which focuses on the craft beer sub-category, Larry Nelson ponders the future for the segment in its biggest market, the US.


Has anyboody not heard of BrewDog?Comment - Beer - BrewDog: Publicity Hounds 6 March 2014

This month, Larry Nelson has a challenge for those of you with an eye on the beer category. Pencils at the ready?


SABMillerComment - Beer - Remembering Graham Mackay 28 January 2014

Last month, the chairman and former CEO of SABMiller, Graham Mackay, passed away. Ahead of a memorial service in London later this week, Larry Nelson looks back at an extraordinary career.


Comment - Beer - Who's Big in Craft Beer 3 October 2013

The performance of the craft beer sub-category dominates the brewing headlines. Larry Nelson takes an in-depth look at the numbers and details Boston Beer Co's position as the driving force for craft in the US.


Comment - Beer - Mixing It Up 5 September 2013

Marketing a beer brand successfully has traditionally involved partnering with a big event and parting with big bags of cash. But, Larry Nelson has been introduced to a smaller, smarter way to push a beer.


Comment - Beer - The Never-Ending Rise of US Craft Beer 30 July 2013

Recent figures releases in the US suggest that the growth of craft beer in the country continues unabated. Larry Nelson takes a look at the numbers.


Larry Nelson is taking the concept of Twitter to its logical conclusionComment - Beer - Twitter, Reconsidered 26 June 2013

This month, Larry Nelson prefers to keep it short.


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