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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

Comment - Beer - Trend of the Year 2014: Convergence 2 December 2014

As the end of the year approaches, Larry Nelson looks back at the impact the craft beer segment has had on the broader beer category in 2014. The multi-national brewers' need to play in craft is no longer about simply riding the growth wave, argues Nelson, it's much more about basic survival.


Comment - Beer - Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller: Alternative Realities 4 November 2014

Having already run his eye over an Anheuser-Busch InBev move for SABMiller, our beer commentator, Larry Nelson, runs through what alternatives the world's biggest brewer may consider to spend its money on.


EverybodyComment - Beer - Anheuser-Busch InBev & SABMiller: The End of History 7 October 2014

Everyone in the brewing industry has an opinion on whether Anheuser-Busch InBev is set to acquire SABMiller. And here's Larry Nelson's.


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.


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