Allows two cases a month, producers must get a permit. Plus, A-B may be sniffing around a couple of European breweries, and Miller makes some agency changes.

Tamarron Consulting recently completed their annual Malt Beverage Supplier Performance Survey Results for 2003, and BBD got its dirty little hands on a copy. Here are the highlights.

A-B expected to announce hikes for October 1 on many SKUs, Miller and Coors likely will match. Plus, we’re expected sunnier days ahead for the US beer business.

In the latest of our brand series, we spoke with about a dozen beer execs across the country today about their experiences with Corona Extra. Granting complete anonymity produces some interesting quotes. Take a look at what our sources had to say.

Deal secures Barton as the long term U.S. importer of St. Pauli Girl, after Interbrew purchased the brewery as part of its Beck’s acquisition.

Imports rebound in June.

Beer Business Daily spoke yesterday with Barton Beers president Bill Hackett regarding their phenomenal success with Corona. We spoke with Bill on where Corona will end up for the year and how it achieved its success.

It’s getting hot out there, and I don’t mean just the temperature. Plus, beer briefs and odds and ends.

We slank around the Capitol grounds on Friday to find out what’s really going on with the direct shipping decision. Plus, more on the NAS study.

We slank around the Capitol grounds on Friday to find out what’s really going on with the direct shipping decision. Plus, more on the NAS study.

Charlie Stroh falls from a hotel balcony in Texas to his death in strange accident. Also, Wal-Mart update and GE Finance makes acquisition.

Ohio and New Jersey are the latest states to join the Commerce Clause trap. Also, updates on Mich Ultra growth, July beer sales so far, does T&A still sell beer, and Diageo’s upbeat trading statement.

The court cases, the FTC report, the EU, the small wineries, the retailers the three tier system is getting assaulted from all sides. But there is an easy fix that can solve the problem for all concerned.

In a press release just before the July 4 holiday, the FTC issued a report finding that direct shipping of wine over the Internet increases competition and is good for the consumer. Read on.

Does advertising trade magazine Ad Age have it out for Miller? Or has Miller’s marketing been so consistently bad over the last ten years that Ad Age is just calling it like it sees it?  Also, May state shipments are in, and every state over 1 mil bbls was down. The little states carried the day so that overall shipments only down 1.7%.  Plus, Chicago distributor Stawski wins a 21st Amendment victory over Polish brewer Zywiec. What it means to distributor agreements and arbitration.