Yuengling has quietly become the hottest brewery in the country. Beer Business Daily interviews Yuengling EVP David Casinelli on how they do it, how they expand markets, and what their plans are.

We take a look at the largest c-store chain and how they will leverage their size, utilize technology to push decisions to the store level, and continue to grow. Plus, a summary of comments made by Coors CFO Tim Wolf at Pru conference.

Rains, sell days, and pricing, oh my! August roared like a mouse. It was mostly a disappointing month. Plus, we take a look at Kroger’s Labor Day ads and a scientist who is working on making freshness dating a moot point.

**SPECIAL ISSUE** There is little doubt that the most important issue facing the beer industry in the U.S. today is how recent court decisions will affect the future of the three-tier system. Two respected industry professionals, Drew Jaglom and Mark H. Rodman, square off in an email debate on how 21st Amendment and Commerce Clause issues should be handled.

**SPECIAL ISSUE** There is little doubt that the most important issue facing the beer industry in the U.S. today is how recent court decisions will affect the future of the three-tier system. Two respected industry professionals, Drew Jaglom and Mark H. Rodman, square off in an email debate on how 21st Amendment and Commerce Clause issues should be handled.

The perfect weather we were hoping for for Labor Day was in vain. But the good news is that the rest of the country was hot and dry.

While people in the industry often talk about brewing capacity, we sometimes forget that distributors have capacity issues too. Read how Labor Day provides a unique challenge for many distributors.

A federal appeals court today reversed a lower court’s decision which upheld the state of Michigan’s ban on direct shipping of alcoholic beverages to consumers.

A-B rolled out Bacardi Silver Raz this week. Will the slew of new flavors kill the spirit-branded malternative category? Plus, we canvass August numbers and beer briefs.

A-B is said to be moving away from their “True” tagline in favor of more focus on born-on dating and freshness. Is this the kinder, gentler A-B?Plus, SABMiller/Peroni update, a memorable quote from Adami, and more.

You’ve got a popular beer brand that is beloved by many in the marketplace, but it has matured somewhat. Sales have leveled off and may be even declining. The bloom is off the rose. The shine is off the brass. The kilt is off the Scotsman..you get the picture. Who you gonna call? The brewmaster.

Miller is making changes in the field in an attempt to simplify and integrate more seamlessly with distributors. We’ve dug up the specifics. Plus, if you think there won’t be more low carb beers, think again. It could be the new new thing.

Following on the heels of Michelob Ultra’s success, Labatt USA will roll out a new low carbohydrate beer named Rock Green Light, which will hit shelves nationwide starting October 1, 2003

The U.S. beer industry is finally seeing proof that growth is still a possibility this year. Domestic and import shipments are back in positive territory, and IRI scans show strong growth in July.Plus, we have a new feature at beernet.com. Each Friday you can listen to an

Listen to editor Harry Schuhmacher ponder the week’s beer news and add commentary and color.