In the UK today, the term 'craft beer' has so many associations that there's a danger it may end up meaning nothing at all.
A sorry sight.
Boarded up pubs are becoming a common sight, and it's having a real impact on rural village life.
Pints of craft beer are seen on the bar at Main Street Brewing in Vancouver. Craft beer is experiencing an explosion in popularity.
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Canada's craft beer industry is exploding. But antiquated regulations stemming from the years of the temperance movement is preventing big acquisitions by larger brewers.
Americans tend to prefer beers that have corn or rice ‘adjuncts,’ or fillers.
The unique role of the temperance movement in US history might explain why, when it comes to Americans' tastes, bland beer is still king.
Under pressure to create new markets, big alcohol producers are scouring the African continent in what promises to yield negative socioeconomic consequences.
Today’s trendiest booze makers and bars insist on going rather further than the simple imbibing of alcohol.
Long live the king?
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It may be the world's largest beer maker, but Anheuser-Busch's days may be numbered thanks to the rapid rise of craft brewing and a little thing called disruption.
Why the merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SAB Miller benefits the target's shareholders, but not the bidders and probably not customers.
Can the two biggest beer makers combine to stem the trend in craft brewing?
AB InBev's expected bid for SABMiller continues a trend of industry consolidation at the top, but the strong growth in craft brewing is challenging that strategy.
Down the hatch: along with about 4,000 pubs.
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The latest issue of the Good Pub Guide warns that 4,000 pubs will close their doors over the next year because they serve indifferent food and drink and are “stuck in the 1980s”. This is a problem - not…