This is a talk on Zoom about my new book, Let’s Ask Marion.
6:30 at the Jewish Community Center. Information and registration (required for Zoom link) here.
Beer is a hot topic these days, so hot that the industry newsletter Beverage Daily collects its articles on the topic into MONTHLY BEER SPECIALS. I’ve picked these from the June and July Specials. The big issues: craft, low or no alcohol, cannabis, and sustainability.
- Beer of the gods: Hong Kong craft brand evokes local culture and folklore: Just as a temple or village hall in southern China will always greet you with a door guardian, so does the entrance to Moonzen brewery in Hong Kong. Indeed, the carvings inspired the craft beer brand’s name and its appearance… Read
- Going green: How can craft brewers improve sustainability? Craft brewers may talk the sustainability talk – but find it a lot harder to walk the sustainability walk. Tracking performance can help reveal effective ways to improve, say experts… Read
- US craft beer slows while spirits take off: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) has released a new report on machinery and automation trends among breweries and distilleries, who are scaling back on production goals and diversifying offerings to stay competitive… Read
- Kellogg’s expands craft beer lineup made from cereal waste: Kellogg’s UK has extended its partnership with the Seven Bro7hers Brewery to release new craft beers made with rejected breakfast cereals… Read
- UK craft beer: ‘The next 12 months are likely to be pivotal in setting the tone for our future direction’: Is the UK craft beer bubble about to burst – or is the boom far from over? The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) says the state of the industry in 2019 paints a fascinating picture, noting the market has reached a ‘critical point’ in its evolution… Read
- New investment for Ontario craft breweries: The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $1m in projects to help grow the craft beer industry in the province… Read
- Ten top tips for craft brewers: From embracing ecommerce to eying up gluten-free growth, the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) sets out 10 top tips for UK craft brewers… Read
Low and no-alcohol
- Low and no alcohol beer: ‘We do not expect category growth to abate’: The low and no alcohol beer category is growing. And while a desire to reduce alcohol consumption is attracting consumers to the category, this is not the only driver… Read
- Zero alcohol in India: AB InBev to launch Budweiser and Hoegaarden non-alcoholic beers in the country: Global brewing giant AB InBev will be launching non-alcoholic beers in India across the next three months under two major brands: Budweiser and Hoegaarden… Read
- Anheuser-Busch on non-alcoholic beer: ‘We’re looking for new ways to capture the attention of consumers’: Non-alcoholic beers offer an alternative to traditional alcoholic beers as consumers seek to moderate their alcohol intake. But it isn’t a case of choosing one or the other: Anheuser-Busch sees an increasing number of consumers mix both types into their social drinking… Read
- ‘This is the great unknown’: Cannabis-brewed beer prepares to enter the new Canadian market: The world’s first beer brewed from cannabis will be ready when Canada legalizes cannabis beverages later this year. But preparing for a new product for a new market is no small challenge: “You’re setting sail in a ship that is totally not built yet, you don’t know where you’re going, and you don’t know what the conditions are,” says Province Brands… Listen now
- US adults are drinking less and picking up low ABV drinks or alcohol alternatives. Cannabis is potentially the biggest market looking to snap up that audience, but can alcohol be replaced?.Read
- Will ‘canna-curious’ adults ever ditch alcohol? US adults are drinking less and picking up low ABV drinks or alcohol alternatives. Cannabis is potentially the biggest market looking to snap up that audience, but can alcohol be replaced?.. Read
- ‘How do we move forward in a sustainable way?’ Carlsberg CEO highlights the priority for the beer industry: Carlsberg CEO Cees ‘t Hart says the most pressing issue for the beer industry today is to carve out a sustainable future – warning that millennials will walk away from the category if they don’t see environmental considerations taking a central role… Read