Jul 10, 2015

Beer shipments hit record low in first half

Beer and quasi-beer shipments in the January-June period fell 0.6 percent from a year earlier to 195.8 million cases, the worst level ever for a first half, data from five major brewers showed Friday. First-half shipments hit a record low for the third consecutive ...

Jun 2, 2015

Major brewers promoting 'healthy' nonalcoholic beer

Ahead of the summer peak demand season, Japanese brewers are extending the product lines of nonalcoholic beer-like beverages that they claim offer healthful benefits. The popularity of such drinks is on the rise, although the beer market is shrinking amid the country’s falling birthrate. ...

May 3, 2015

Brewers tasked with turning sewage into suds

An Oregon wastewater treatment operator has asked home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and the key, not-so-secret ingredient: treated sewer water. The Pure Water Brew Challenge is an effort to get people talking about how a vital resource can be ...

Babylonian brew: Belgian makes beer from bread

Apr 19, 2015

Babylonian brew: Belgian makes beer from bread

A small Brussels-based brewery has embarked on a project to make beer from leftover bread, harking back to antiquity, when bread was the main ingredient, rather than barley. The idea for brewing with bread came when 31-year-old Frenchman Sebastien Morvan talked to a friend ...

Apr 10, 2015

January-March beer, quasi-beer shipments sink to record low

Beer and quasi-beer shipments from January to March dropped to the lowest level for the quarter since statistics began in 1992, major brewers’ reports showed Friday. Shipments dropped 9.1 percent from a year before to 83.855 million cases. Each case contains the equivalent of ...