March 19, 2013

Craft brewers saw a 15% rise in volume and a 17% increase in dollar growth, the Brewers Association said today as they released preliminary 2012 data on U.S. craft brewing growth ahead of the Craft Brewers Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., March 26 to 29.

March 8, 2013

Brewers finally have something to celebrate. After three years of flat performance, the category is up 5.3% due to a flurry of new introductions.

February 25, 2013

Anheuser-Busch's new golden amber lager Budweiser Black Crown debuted on the market in late January.

February 25, 2013

Hy-Vee's new store in Overland Park, Kan., will include a beer and wine bar, according to published reports.

February 19, 2013

Early this summer, you can expect to see Sam Adams Boston Lager in what the company is calling the Sam Can: a can two years in the making that beer manufacturer Sam Adams said it believes offers a slightly better drinking experience than the standard beer can.

January 8, 2013

Budweiser will introduce the latest addition to its line of beers later this month, the company said Tuesday.

November 13, 2012

Samuel Adams has once again stepped into the realm of "extreme beers" with its latest 10th anniversary release of Samuel Adams Utopias, the brewery's legendary barrel-aged beer.

October 18, 2012

Harris Teeter on Wednesday celebrated the official grand openings of its 201central stores during ribbon-cutting ceremonies at both locations — Wesley Chapel and Huntersville, N.C.

September 19, 2012

Harris Teeter is currently renovating two locations into a new concept called 201central, which will carry an extensive variety of wine, beer, specialty foods and other general merchandise items.

September 6, 2012

Fever-Tree has expanded its lineup of premium mixers.

September 5, 2012

Heineken USA has launched its Tecate Michelada beverage in the United States.

July 17, 2012

Craft beers, particularly India Pale Ales and seasonals, continue to drive category growth in the beer category.

June 21, 2012

The beer category wants its mojo back. After losing share to wine, spirits and small breweries for several years, major brewers are out to win consumers back to the category with new products that are a big departure from their classic offerings.

June 13, 2012

Heineken USA has launched a Mexican dark beer across seven markets in California and Texas.

May 30, 2012

A Giant-Carlisle location in Pennsylvania has opened an in-store beer garden and eatery, the company said.

March 16, 2012

Shock Top Belgian Wheat has rolled out its latest seasonal beer.

February 29, 2012

Budweiser is letting consumers trace the origins of its beer to one of the company's 12 U.S. breweries through a new digital campaign that is integrated with Budweiser beer packaging.

February 16, 2012

Avery Brewing has tapped can manufacturer Ball to create unique packaging for Avery's brands.

January 4, 2012

The drug store channel has had strong sales in the beer category despite lackluster industry performance. Dollar sales for the beer category in drug were up nearly 6% for the year to date ended Oct. 30, 2011, according to SymphonyIRI Group data.

December 7, 2011

Pyramid Breweries has overhauled its packaging for three of its beers.

November 10, 2011

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced that it is expanding its Bud Light portfolio with what it is calling "a trendy blue-bottle line extension."

October 11, 2011

Anheuser-Busch has launched the first seasonal offering under its Shock Top craft beer label. Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat, a traditional Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with pumpkins and autumnal spices, will be available until January 2012 in six-packs and 12-oz. bottles. 


October 4, 2011

After the Federal Trade Commission charged the maker of an alcoholic, carbonated malt beverage with deceptive advertising, the company has agreed to make changes to its product's packaging.

August 4, 2011

Budweiser has redesigned its can and secondary packaging, which will make its debut in the U.S. market before rolling out worldwide.