A-B pres Pat Stokes told investors last week how A-B will continue to grow, fight spirits, get Bud Light back on track, low carb news, distributor exclusivity, and more. Here are the highlights.

Miller severs relationship with Allied and Jack Daniels, keeping Skyy.

More on what Jim told the analysts yesterday about the future of imports, light beers, distributors, and more. Plus, Miller is quietly testing the fridge pack.

It was a good finish to a lousy year for imports. Here are the details.

How is liquor gaining share against beer? In a fascinating conference call last week, a Discus exec goes over their successes.

Miller is embarking on a new strategy: It’s all about the beer. It’s risky, because they are taking on the richest, largest, smartest brewery in the country. You know who I’m talking about.

Why did Coors buy Carling, will there be other acquisitions, is Coors for sale? We put the tough questions to Coors president Leo Kiely. Here’s the rest of our chat.Plus, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court, keeping New York’s ban on direct shipping.

It was a tough quarter for the Patriot. But Boston Beer plans to continue to invest behind the brands.

Beer Business Daily spent some time on the phone with Coors president and CEO Leo Kiely to talk about Coors past, the future, and more.

We spoke with NBWA chair Mark Doll about the Leg Conference in DC this year, and why it is so important to attend.

We look at 2003 shipments and what can be looked at in packaging innovation to spark sales. Plus, more showboating in the Maris case.

And as Forrest Gump says, that’s all I have to say about that. But if you have a few extra minutes, read on and we’ll highlight their results and outlook for 2004.

The following is the actual press release of Coors year end 2003 and Q4 results.

They will wait and see just how the low carb fad pans out before rolling out any Bud family entrants. Plus, A-B announces record earnings but with mediocre volume results for 2003 and Q4.

New Page 1 Anheuser-Busch Companies Reports Record Sales And Earnings For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2003 ST. LOUIS, Feb 4, 2004 — Led by continued growth in both its domestic and international beer operations in the fourth quarter, Anheuser-Busch Cos., Inc., achieved record sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and full year … Continue reading “A-B’s Q4 and 2003 Results”