Anheuser-Busch InBev’s craft label Goose Island introduced several new brews. Madame Rose, part of a barrel-aged line that includes Halia, Gillian, Sofie, Juliet and Lolita, is a Belgian-style sour ale that is aged in cabernet barrels with wild yeast and fresh tart Michigan cherries.
Momentum in the beer category is coming from craft beers. “Craft beers are growing at a 10% clip,” said Eric Shepard, executive editor of Beer Marketer’s Insights. “Seasonals and variety packs are the big news, and Indiana Pale Ales are very hot right now.”