Marek Kaminski

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Hops to Watch in 2017

Comet hops have taken on the nickname of “Citra’s little sister.” (Photo by Malissa Gatton)Beer is in a constant state of evolution, and hops, as an …

A history of the authentically global beer

BEER is for drinking. But beer is also an occasion for conversation—and, if good enough, a subject for it, too. That is where India Pale Ales, or …

New England/Vermont-style IPA Is/Not a Thing

<b>“New England/Vermont-style of IPA is not a style. American-Style IPA is a style and it’s recognized worldwide.”</b> <b><br>– Tyler Brown, owner/founder of Barley</b> …

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Authenticity and heart define future of craft brewers

There are over 4,100 small and independent breweries in the United States. A handful of small breweries have sold to globally huge brewing companies. …

Craft Beer Trends to Look Out For in 2016

One of the most exciting things about the craft beer world is its constant evolution. While there are certain flagships most breweries offer – like …

Predicting 2016 Craft Beer Trends

Predictions—everyone loves them—especially when they’re right!When looking ahead to craft beer trends in 2016, I decided to get in touch with those …

7 Craft Beer Trends to Watch For in 2016

<b>“Easy” sours will become more popular among craft brewers.</b> While not as impressive as that of IPA, sour beer styles experienced tremendous growth in …

2015: The Year Craft Beer Cashed Out

1 minute Read<p>2015 was the year that cemented the fact that Craft Beer is big business. From acquisitions to Private Equity infusions, we saw cash …

Competing with craft: Is the meteoric rise of craft beer a threat to US wine?

Or is there room for both drinks in a generation that prizes artisan production, variety and quality?<p>Christian Miller, of US-based Full Glass …

Craft brewery valuations ratchet up as brewer consolidation accelerates

Recent consolidation in the beer industry highlights the ambition of big brewers to get even bigger, to achieve savings from economies of scale and …

Here's a reason to celebrate: America's craft breweries are at an all-time high

You aren't imagining things. There really are a lot of craft breweries making IPAs, stouts and everything in between. The past few years have seen an explosion in brewery openings, and as of Dec. 1, there are officially more breweries in America than ever before, with no sign of the industry …

Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione Squares Off Against Budweiser

Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione is one of craft beer's great evangelists. Since launching his initial Rehoboth Beach, Delaware brewpub in 1995, …

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Why Craft Brewing Is About to Go to War With Itself

We love craft beer. We love craft beer, craft beer loves us, craft brewers love each other, and all is well forever and ever. Amen. That’s the …

Impact on Craft Brewers if Global Giants Merge

I woke up September 16 to news that Anheuser Busch-InBev (ABI) is working to acquire SABMiller. Discussion of this potential merger has been around …

A Budweiser/Miller merger could be the best thing to happen to craft beer

In the past 12 months, there have been more than a dozen craft-beer mergers and acquisitions by larger breweries, but now the largest beer merger by far could be on the horizon: Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev wants to buy Miller maker SABMiller, which could create a merged group with a value …

As Craft Beer Surges, the World's Two Biggest Beer Companies Weigh Merger | VICE News

The two largest beer manufacturers in the world may soon merge into a beer behemoth in response to market changes that include an explosive growth of craft brewing in the United States over the past five years.<p>Anheuser-Busch InBev, which boasts a portfolio that includes Budweiser, Corona, and …

Do you know your real ale from your craft beer?

<b>The number of Welsh breweries could hit the 100 mark within two years, if the rate of growth continues.</b><p>A first independent craft beer festival in Cardiff is bringing together 25 brewers this weekend, while more are being showcased at another event in London in September.<p>Craft beer, real ale and …

Small brewers are toast of industry

The number of microbreweries rose by almost a quarter last year, highlighting the swelling popularity of craft beer.<p>Britain now has 361 independent …

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Is Craft Beer as Close to a Sure Thing as an Entrepreneur Can Get?

This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Failure rates for new craft breweries are near zero. So what is it about this sector that almost always leads to viable businesses? In part, success for startups comes down to cooperative strategies from established …

11 Reasons Why You Should Drink Craft Beer

Why differentiate between craft beer and macro beer? It’s all beer, right? Not so.<p>Even if we fantasize about the taste being equal—which is …

What's the Next IPA?

One of the most frequent questions I get, from brewers and media alike, is what’s the next IPA? In case you’ve spent the last decade on an arctic …

Stop calling beers ‘sours’

Photo by Matt Furman for DRAFTIf you have no place in your life for geeky semantic quibbles, leave now. This piece is not for you. The rest of you, …

Tapped In: Craft and Local Are Powerful Trends in the Beer Aisle

Much like in any industry, growth is where you find it. And in many cases, trends across an entire category can overshadow individual pockets of …

Nielsen Beer Numbers Show Where Growth Is Happening

Earlier today, Bart Watson, the BA’s economist, tweeted a chart from Nielsen entitled “Craft Beer is a Staple Out West and Growing Across the …

MAP: The State Of American Craft Beer - 2015

The State Of Craft Brewing In America<p>A few things stand out on the map that deserve an explanation. For 2014, the Brewers Association updated their …

Why beer is the new wine, and wine the new fur coat

Or, IPA > AOC<p>“For a quart of ale is a dish for a king.” -Shakespeare, <i>Winter’s Tale</i><p>Beer is in.<p>Nanobreweries are the new gastronome’s baby. <i>Monk’s …

PUNCH | Can Craft Beer Truly Express a Sense of Place?

It’s April in the sleepy town of Independence, Oregon, an hour’s drive south of Portland. On a 42-acre plot just east of town, the alluvial, burnt …

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The High Stakes Of Craft Beer Marketing

Craft beer is a $20 billion business where off-strategy marketing is as unwelcome as a lukewarm can of Michelob Ultra.<p>“It is tricky to deliberately market,” says Paul Gatza, director of the Brewers Association, a craft brewers trade association based in Boulder, CO.<p>“Going over-board on push …

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CRAFT BEER IS HAVING ITS MOMENT

Earlier this year, the Brewer’s Association (a trade group that monitors the craft beer industry) released their annual stats regarding the growth of …

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High strength beers are booming - but for how long? 1 in 4 beers launched in 2014 were high ABV, says Mintel

The global figures come as something of a surprise, given increased health awareness, concerns about binge drinking, and the rise of non-alcoholic …

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