Comment - Beer - Nelson

Comment - Beer - Nelson's Column

By: Larry Nelson

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



Comment - Beer - Trend of the Year 2014: Convergence 2 Dec 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 Nov 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.


Comment - Beer - Anheuser-Busch InBev & SABMiller: The End of History 7 Oct 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.


Comment - Beer - The End of the Road for International Brands? 28 Aug 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 Jul 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 Jun 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 Apr 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.


Comment - Beer - BrewDog: Publicity Hounds 6 Mar 2014

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


Comment - Beer - Remembering Graham Mackay 28 Jan 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 Oct 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 Sep 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 Jul 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.


Comment - Beer - Twitter, Reconsidered 26 Jun 2013

This month, Larry Nelson prefers to keep it short.


Comment - Beer - When Self-Regulation Goes Wrong 29 Apr 2013

This month, Larry Nelson has spotted a flaw in the drinks industry's regulation of its own products.


Comment - Beer - Boiling Frogs & Beer Duty 19 Mar 2013

Tomorrow is Budget day here in the UK. Like most years, the days before the annual shake-up of the country's finances this week has seen the beer duty escalator return front of mind. Larry Nelson takes a look at what might happen to the controversial legislation tomorrow.


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