brainiac-dumdum: Craft beer has about a 6 percent market share in the U.S. beer market, which is dominated by Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors.6%? That's a lot less than I would have guessed.
fusillade762: In the bar, customer Rordam says even if he's sampled some upscale micro brews at $6, $7 or $8 a pint, those prices might eventually force him to go back down the ladder.What beer costs $8 a pint?
Beerguy: That is because American's have finally realized that there is a measurable difference between "big beer" and "craft beer".The Europeans have known this for decades.The Beerguy has spoken.
anuran: Look for pressure on the distributors and in the State Legislatures to keep craft beers off the shelves and make them more difficult to make or sell.The 800 pound gorilla, inBev, has admitted it can't compete at that level of quality. The only way to finish consolidation is to drive the (tiny) competition out of the market.
Mentat: I don't remember where I read this, but after Prohibition, states essentially had the power to write their own liquor laws in such a way that it's been very difficult for big brewers to consolidate the industry in the same way that other industries have been consolidated. the big name American beers SUUUUUUCK but are cheap enough to retain high market share without brand loyalty.
Thrakkorzog: Craft brews are great but at almost 2 bucks a bottle it gets expensive fast. I'll treat myself once in a while but 10.99 for a 6 pack is too much for me on a regular basis. I'll spend 10.99 on a 12 pack but not a 6 pack.
Thrakkorzog: 2 bucks a bottle
Msol: Thrakkorzog: Craft brews are great but at almost 2 bucks a bottle it gets expensive fast. I'll treat myself once in a while but 10.99 for a 6 pack is too much for me on a regular basis. I'll spend 10.99 on a 12 pack but not a 6 pack.As a Canadian paying Canadian prices for beer... fark you.
Notabunny: fta "A lot of millenials are associating themselves with what they consume, and what they hold in their hand," she says.Generation Suds N Puds
Claude Ballse: all people like you are even gonna do is chide them as such.
gingerjet: Beerguy: That is because American's have finally realized that there is a measurable difference between "big beer" and "craft beer".The Europeans have known this for decades.The Beerguy has spoken.And yet the vast majority of European beer is complete and utter shiat. Lot of good knowing that did them.
bhcompy: Ultimately, though, shiat is expensive these days
Claude Ballse: The hell do you mean "OUR" brewers? You own all of them? It's small breweries cranking out beer, big whoop. This ins't a human rights struggle here with independent cells of people waging any sort of battle.
Claude Ballse: violentsalvation:So even if it is only 6%, our brewers have made some serious progress despite having laws tooled against them and the ruthless big beer companies controlling everything else.The hell do you mean "OUR" brewers? You own all of them? It's small breweries cranking out beer, big whoop. This ins't a human rights struggle here with independent cells of people waging any sort of battle.People are not discovering any sort of hidden secrets, nor are they gonna abandon Budweiser or Miller anytime soon. Hipsters are driving sales. Sure there may be some decent small batch brews kicking out beers, but they're not going to upset the big boys. Especially not when large regional breweries can supply the quantities needed for major entertainment and sports events that these tiny places simply can't.And what exactly is wrong with being a corporation? If one of these tiny breweries over the next 10, 20, 100 years becomes so successful that they become a major corporation themselves, all people like you are even gonna do is chide them as such. They could crank out the same exact product, and you'd just reject it under the guise of the company being misdirected or somehow not having the same "heart" in their product as they did before. But the real reason is you just want to stay hip. As if emotion is something you could actually drink.The tears of a defeated enemy and/or their remaining family notwithstanding of course.
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vicejay: An excellent piece from Business Week about InBev.You know, when you take 'heritage' beers like Stella, and decide to brew it in the US with cheaper hops instead of importing it, you should not be surprised when people notice.
Happy Hours: I tried to post the "Good" grumpy cat picture in another thread, but after 2 attempts and finding the URL unfetchable, I'm just going to say"Good" - Grumpy Cat
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