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It’s been another big week for craft beer, so today’s top craft beer news headlines are all about industry growth.
Craft Beer: Industry Growth
North Carolina Leads Nationwide Craft Beer Trend
Craft beer growth in N.C. reflects nationwide trend, by Will Walker – The Duke Chronicle
There’s been a generational shift in the perception of craft beer as normal. -Sean Wilson – Fullsteam Brewery, Durham, North Carolina
If you have been keeping up with the latest craft beer news, you can see that craft beer has become more accessible and versatile, allowing it to become a staple for the casual drinking industry. According to Sean Wilson, the perception of beer has also changed across the nation. No longer is beer a “tool to get drunk”, but craft beer has taken on the role traditionally held by wine. It is now a food pairing ingredient, with enthusiasts appreciating its quality and ingredients over just mass consumption.
With more than 120 craft breweries, North Carolina is leading the south for craft beer growth. North Carolina enjoys the benefits of a large craft beer demographic, as well as a strong tourism industry which promotes its craft breweries as destination points.
New York’s Craft Beer Growth Is A Team Effort
Roll out the barrels: N.Y. craft beer industry sours, by Joseph Spector – Pressconnects.com
More great craft beer news from New York! From 2013 to 2014, the craft beer industry in New York grew 59%! This amazing growth is contributed to changes in regulations allowing new breweries, cideries and wineries to succeed.
New York Craft Beer Stats:
- 2013 to 2014 59% growth
- 2012 to January, 2015, breweries doubled from 95 to 207
- Craft Beer production increased 54% from 2012 to 2015 (859,535 barrels annually)
We have said time and time again that New York produces some of the best craft beverages anywhere, and this report backs up exactly why we are focusing on growing these breweries. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Support for the craft beer industry in New York is a team effort. Legislation assists start-ups to succeed by freeing up necessary capital for growth and the industry responds by producing some of the finest craft beverages in the nation. Its a true win-win for the state, the breweries and especially consumers.
Investment In Craft Breweries Is Good Business
5 ways to get ahead in the craft beer business, by Jason Notte – Market Watch
Remember when Harpoon co-founder Rich Doyle sold out because the partners refused to buy up struggling small breweries? Well, Doyle has now teamed up with Abita Springs, La.-based craft brewer Abita and San Francisco-based private equity firm FFL to form Enjoy Beer LLC.
What will Enjoy Beer LLC be doing? Yep, buying struggling small breweries! The goal is to bring stability to these smaller breweries and help them grow by centralizing their marketing, sales, purchasing, logistics and finance. Enjoy Beer LLC has also committed to preserving the local autonomy of these acquisitions.
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