Here are a few interesting beer-related stories:
-- The beer industry saw gains in both dollar and volume in 2012 after a three-year downturn, according to the Beverage Information Group's 2013 Beer Handbook. Light beer fell for the fourth year in a row. "Today's consumer no longer sees beer as their only drink option," Adam Rogers, senior research analyst at Beverage Information Group, said in a prepared statement. To read a news release about the Beer Handbook, click here.
-- David Ward of Australian Brewery offers up his thoughts in Foodmagazine about the U.S. craft industry. He visited the recent National Beer Wholesalers Association annual convention in Las Vegas. "It was great to take a look into the world of craft beer in America and whilst I was expecting the craft market to be striving ahead over there, I didn’t expect it to be so huge and advanced," he writes. "It is almost frenzied and it’s really causing a stir with the mainstream brands." To read his report, click here.
-- Boston Beer Co., which has a Samuel Adams brewery in Cincinnati, reports third quarter results. Net revenue was $216.4 million, an increase of $50.0 million or 30 percent over the same period last year, the company said. To read the financial report, click here.
-- The Huffington Post reports on a new brewery in Chicago that is owned and run by all military veterans. The name of the brewery? Veterans Beer Co., of course. To read the full story, click here.