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Why a growing craft brewer isn't a takeover target

Last month, the US trade organisation for craft brewers, the Brewers Association, released a most interesting list. just-drinks' resident be...

Will electric haulage be a box-office flop?

It is a quirk of Hollywood that two movies on the same subject will sometimes appear at the same time....

Will Constellation outpace US beer in 2018?

Earlier this month, Wells Fargo conducted a survey of beer distributors in the US that collectively service around 100,000 retail outlets to...

How ultra-light beer is re-defining light beer

It is not your imagination: Light beer is getting lighter. Although the top light brands, such as Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Lite, ha...

Latest Interviews

The Jamaica effect - How Appleton Estate is premiumising rum - Interview, Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Part I 6 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

Last month, Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz cut the ribbon on a new US$7.2m visitors centre at the Appleton Estate rum distillery in Jamaica. Afterwards, just-drinks sat down with him to talk about how the new centre will affect the Appleton brand, what the industry can learn from Jamaica and why it may take ten more years before consumers properly understand rum's ageing process.


"Craft beer is starting to redefine the base that it was once counter to" - Interview, Andy Thomas, Craft Brew Alliance CEO - Part II 18 Oct 2016

Lucy Britner

In part two of our interview with Craft Brew Alliance’s CEO, we talk to Andy Thomas about the state of the craft beer market, how CBA fits into it and where the category is headed.

Latest News

US court throws lifeline to Dr Pepper Snapple Group in Coca-Cola Co 'zero' feud 22 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has welcomed a US court's decision that backs its opposition to The Coca-Cola Co's attempts to trademark the word "zero".


US government withdraws US$100m funding for alcohol trial over credibility concerns 21 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

A US government health agency has halted its partnership of a seven-year study into the effects of alcohol after media reports its authors sought funding from drinks firms while suggesting the study would have a positive outcome.


Icelandic Glacial flavoured sparkling water range - Product Launch 21 Jun 2018

Olly Wehring

Icelandic Glacial Holdings has launched a three-strong range of flavoured waters under its namesake bottled water brand in the US.


Craft Brew Alliance CFO Joe Vanderstelt moves on 21 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

The CFO of Craft Brew Alliance, Joe Vanderstelt, is to step down after three years with the brewer.


Cannabis gets Canada-wide green light 20 Jun 2018

Olly Wehring

The Canadian Parliament has passed into law Bill C-45, legalising cannabis for adult use.


Cuvaison revamps portfolio packaging for US 20 Jun 2018

Olly Wehring

Californian winery Cuvaison has updated the packaging across its full range in an attempt to "enhance consumer engagement".



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