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The Great American Beer Festival returned, earlier this month. just-drinks' beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont travelled to Denver to report from the three-day event and gauge the health of the beer category in the US.
The next couple of years carry great importance for MillerCoors. Not only is the US JV between Molson Coors and SABMiller set to come under new ownership in the coming days, but it also has work to do to stem revenue declines, achieve flat sales volumes by 2018 and secure growth the following year.
In the US, carbonated water has become a non-alcoholic beverage star, as consumers choose sparkling waters and seltzers instead of carbonated soft drinks to cut calorie and sugar consumption. The same trend is now crossing over into flavoured alcoholic beverages (FABs), as so-called 'hard seltzers' have emerged as a promising new niche.
It's seven o'clock in the morning, and the gathering crowd already boasts a few dozen hardy souls. By the time sales actually commence in a few hours, there will be many times that number standing patiently in a line that will snake from the door down the block and likely around the corner. Welcome to the world of one-off beers.
Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.
Keith Villa is the founder and head brewmaster of MillerCoors-owned Blue Moon Brewing Company, creator of the Belgium-style Blue Moon beer. During his visit to London last week, just-drinks sat down with the doctor of brewing to discuss quality issues in craft beer and what motivates him to experiment with bacon, peanut butter and chocolate. Villa also made clear why he considers Blue Moon a craft beer despite its corporate owners.
The craft beer slowdown in the US looks to be continuing as year-end figures show a marked deceleration in supermarket and convenience growth for top brands.
Brewery workers at Molson Coors' Toronto plant have taken industrial action, following failed contract negotiations.
The Molson Coors-owned UK craft brewer Sharp's Brewery has teamed up with English winemaker Camel Valley to launch a limited-edition Pilsner.
Molson Coors has appointed Phil Whitehead to the role of managing director for UK & Ireland.
Molson Coors has cut six positions from MillerCoors in the wake of the US unit's full acquisition, with more to follow next month.
Molson Coors CFO Mauricio Restrepo has resigned because of "personal conduct" matters.
The president & CEO of Molson Coors has echoed comments made last week by Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO, claiming that US beer consumers are striving to make sense of the array of options in the craft beer space.
Molson Coors has seen its bottom line benefit from easy comparatives in the year-to-date, but sales remain under pressure.
Molson Coors has handed Australian distribution for its newly-acquired Miller beer brands to Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA).
Molson Coors has completed its previously-announced purchase of SABMiller’s stake in their US joint-venture, MillerCoors.
MillerCoors is to move marketing for Blue Moon and Leinenkugel's away from its Tenth & Blake craft unit because the two beer brands have grown too big.
Molson Coors is to trial nearly all new UK products through a recently-launched on-premise premium unit as it soaks up modern marketing lessons from craft acquisitions.
Molson Coors has test-launched a new cider inspired by the Mexican street drink Tepache.
Molson Coors has said it will withdraw its Rekorderlig Winter Cider variant in the UK and replace it with Spiced Plum.
MillerCoors has officially opened the doors to its Blue Moon pilot brewery in downtown Denver.
MillerCoors has lined up the release of a fruit-flavoured alcoholic soft drink in selected US markets. Based on aguas frescas – a Latin American soft drink concept – Zumbida is mango-flavoured, lightly carbonated and carries an abv of 4.2%.
Molson Coors has launched what it claims to be the world's first "beer button"- a device that allows Carling drinkers in the UK to order beer using a button in their fridge.
Molson Coors has said it plans to build a new "technologically advanced" brewery in Chilliwack, British Columbia.
The CEO of Molson Coors has said his company has made "substantial progress" on the pending acquisition of SABMiller's stake in joint venture MillerCoors.
Molson Coors has reported a dip in second-quarter net profits, blaming charges in connection with its MillerCoors acquisition as well as prohibition in parts of India and planned brewery closures.
MillerCoors has blamed shipment timings for a weak Q2 that dragged down the first-half, but praised its light beer performance.
Molson Coors' international head is to move into the newly-created role of chief growth officer once the brewer completes its acquisition of MillerCoors.
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