Tag Archives: Alcohol Beverage Business

The Hottest Beverage Brands in Bars 2014

These brands will be celebrating a very happy New Year’s Eve this year.  Congrats to my clients and friends at Boston Beer Company, Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors!

fastest growing on premise brands

Thanks to Technomic for their reliably accurate projections.


Congrats to the new #1 Beer Distributor in the US.

Congratulations to a Chicago area company I have worked with for many years, as well as my clients, one of the America’s largest privately held companies and largest Latino owned firms. Bravo to Reyes Beverage, on becoming the #1 largest beer distributor in the US!

Reye’s brands include MillerCoors, Constellation Brands, Heineken USA, Diageo-Guinness USA, Pabst Brewing and craft breweries including Lagunitas Brewing, New Belgium and Sierra Nevada Brewing.

Read more about it here in Crain’s Chicago Business.

Great idea for social media promotion – the 99 pack!

You have to follow social media clues to find the stores where you can buy a 99 PACK of Peacemaker Anytime Ale from Austin Beerworks.  Check it out

Takes 4 guys to carry the Peacemaker 99 Pack

Thanks to Thrillist for this story – their Food and Drink Section is the Boss.

A-List Marketing can help you plan social media contests and activities that get attention and drive profits.  Contact us.

How Legal Marijuana Is Affecting Alcohol Sales

Does sparking up some good bud mean consumers drink less Bud?   

That was the worry some expressed when recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado on Jan 1 of this year.  Well here’s the early data.

Bars and liquor stores in Denver logged $7.8 million in sales taxes from January to April, a year-over-year increase of 6.7 percent, according to figures provided by the city. By comparison, they grew by 0.3 percent in the same period of 2012 and by 3.9 percent in 2011.

Looks like a rising tide of party options may lift all boats.


Thanks to:  TheCannibist.co and Weed All About It