In part II of our interview, David speaks out about the elections, neos, CDL, and spirits.

Easy weather comps notwithstanding, the weather strikes again. However, beer volumes have rebounded.

While 2003 was an active year for direct shipping and legal issues, it looks like 2004 could be a banner year. We spoke with NBWA President David Rehr about the industry challenges ahead.

Rolling out in March, SKYY sport will have cranberry flavor and will have similar pricing to SKYY Blue. Here are the details.

Coors is struggling, but let’s put 2003 behind us and focus on 2004. Can Coors pull itself out of the rut? It can, and it will. Here’s one way.

Miller Brewing Co.’s sales-to-retailers showed surprising strength for the fourth quarter, lead by Miller Lite growth.

Not quite, but we take a look at this mega-brand’s recent performance and what could be causing sluggish growth. Plus, are you ready for a TV show based on High Life?

Spirits up, beer down. What gives, and is it only on-premise? We talk to the trade and find out what’s going on.

An interesting new spot survey by Legg Mason beverage analyst Mark Swartzberg points to better volume expectations in 2004, and continued price strength.

A-B is likely the only of the big domestic brewers to gain share in 2003. Plus, will the Maris case ever be put to bed? More verbal fireworks emerge from Maris attorney Willie Gary.

Of course, that was to be expected considering the buy-in ahead of the price increase. Here are the details of Constellation’s results and a spirited conference call highlights.

Ouch, December ended with a real thud. Here are the highlights. Plus, Chi running hot ads, Coors and Sam Adams struggling, and beer briefs.

In part II of our interview with Bryan, we explore the larger dynamics of low carb beer’s success.

The beer is on fire, and here is the first part of an interview with the LUSA exec who oversees Rock Green Light. Also, regretfully, we lose a legend in the beer business.Plus, download your 2004 sell day calendar here>> (requires MS Excel).

The weak dollar is killing Heineken when it tries to move that money to the home office in Amsterdam. Plus, the mean green is still growing, but warned that it could be slowing.