Millennials Driving Alcoholic Beverage Trends
by Karlene Lukovitz
Millennials are already driving key trends in the alcoholic beverages sector, and their influence will continue as all in this demographic cohort come of legal drinking age by 2018, according to a new Trends in Adult Beverage Report from food and beverage industry research/consulting firm Technomic.
Craft Beer Expanding Faster Than Any Time Since Prohibition Ended
We love craft beer, and we're not afraid to talk your ear off about it. It turns out, we're not alone. According to the Brewers Association, there are now 2,126 craft breweries in the U.S., more than there have been since 1890. This number includes 350 new breweries that have opened since June 2011 alone. Guys, we get it -- you want more beer.
Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control
BWDA lauds the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for issuing a new Wholesale Licensee Industry Practices Advisory, which provides needed clarity and consistency in the interpretation of current state liquor regulations ...
What We Support and Why
What is our stance? We want to stop efforts to de-regulate the sale and marketing of alcohol. Because alcohol is not an ordinary commodity such as tires or mayonnaise, it must be sold with care and restraint. Examples in other parts of the world demonstrate that alcohol and the "free marketplace" are a bad mix because they produce major social problems.
Why do we need it? Since the 1980's de-regulation of business has become a popular by-word. It is seen as a way to invigorate business and facilitate the benefits of a nationalized or globalized marketplace. However, as we have seen with the recent mortgage meltdown, an unregulated marketplace is not without problems. Such problems are even greater with alcohol, as increased purchasing and consumption can produce a great deal of social harm. Nevertheless, there are very active efforts to deregulate the sale and marketing of alcohol. Deregulation advocates claim that our current marketplace regulations are "antiquated" and should be eliminated.