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Daily Archive: May 20, 2011

A Talk with Boston Beer Chairman and Founder Jim Koch

Volume and retail sales of craft beer surged at double-digit rates in 2010, and demand continues this year while mainstream beers largely languish. Boston Beer Co., marketer of Samuel Adams Boston Lager and the Sam Adams line, is the nation’s leading craft brewer with volume sales of nearly 31 million cases last year. Shanken News Daily talked with Jim Koch, chairman and founder of Boston Beer, about recent trends for his brands and the craft beer segment.
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News Briefs for May 20, 2011

• Having recently sold off its U.K. and Australia wine businesses, Constellation Brands is gearing up to tap into Asian markets. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 20, 2011