Craft Brewing And Distilling News for March 30, 2016March 30, 2016
•The Brewers Association (BA) trade group has reported an increase of 16.3% in craft beer export volume in 2015, bringing the total to 446,000 barrels with value of $116 million. Western Europe saw a 33.4% increase, while Ireland, the Netherlands, Thailand and Taiwan were the fastest-growing craft beer export markets last year. Canada was the largest export market, with 51% of exported volume, and Sweden, Ireland and the U.K. each had about a 10% share of last year’s volume, while Australia took 4%. The BA recently reported that craft beer rose 13% in the U.S. in 2015 to 24.5 million barrels with retail value growth of 16% to $22.3 billion.
•Boston-based Harpoon Brewery has unveiled Camp Wannamango, its first new summer seasonal in 16 years. Rolling out this month, Camp Wannamango is a tropical-inspired pale ale brewed with mango. The 5%-abv seasonal will be available through August in 12-ounce bottles, 12-ounce and 16-ounce cans and on draft. Camp Wannamango joins Celtic Red, The Long Thaw White IPA, Winter Warmer, Octoberfest and Imperial Pumpkin in Harpoon’s existing seasonal lineup.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.