Bump on Craft: Capacity is an Issue
FILED MARCH 16, 2018
So Bump Williams, the veteran beer industry consultant with Bump Williams Consulting, was stuck in his home in Connecticut with no power amid a snow storm. That afforded us the perfect opportunity to spend nearly two hours of undistracted time -- an anomaly with a savant as ADD as Bump -- on the phone with him, and extract gems from his mind under duress that he normally wouldn't divulge.
Busch Back to Being the Official Beer of NASCAR
FILED MARCH 15, 2018
"It all but boggled the mind, but NASCAR somehow got through the first month of the season without an official beer," Forbes reported yesterday.
Dos Equis Shelving Most Interesting Man
FILED MARCH 14, 2018
Dos Equis is unveiling its new creative today and the MIM is MIA.
How Craft Beer's Calorie Issue Spawned Dogfish Head's Fastest Growing Beer
FILED MARCH 13, 2018
Drinking hop heavy beers will catch up with you sooner or later. Neither I, nor the runner up for most handsome man in the beer business, Sam Calagione, are immune to the calorie-packed IPAs.
Constellation Leveraging TBA Position
FILED MARCH 12, 2018
One of the unique properties of Constellation is that they are leading sellers of premium bev-alc in all three categories. And for the past six months, they have joined their category management teams to leverage that leadership across the categories. The person leading this initiative is Julie Francis, who pointed out that while Constellation is number three in each category, when you put them together they are the number one supplier of total bev-alc the the chains.
Constellation Beer Moves Beyond Being Just a Mexican Importer
FILED MARCH 9, 2018
Not content with their fast growing Mexican import portfolio, Constellation Brands Beer Division (CBBD) is embarking on an aggressive push into the other growing segments of the U.S. beer industry: FMBs and the low-cal wellness segment, while still doubling down on their core Mexican import brands and hinting at new acquisitions in the craft space and more innovations in the pipeline, including more domestic brands.
The Coming Craft Price War?
FILED MARCH 8, 2018
There's an old adage in the beer industry that goes something like: Idle fermenters create dementors. Or maybe it's idle tanks make for angst.