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what's next after hard seltzer?

What’s Next for Hard Seltzer?

The era of trial is over for hard seltzer, and breweries and beverage companies need to try harder to attract fickle consumers. Areas of growth can include producing novel flavors, channeling cocktails, and finding on-premise occasions.

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When People Stop Chasing the Whale, What Next?

When someday someone writes the history of craft beer in North America, they will no doubt draw attention to the first two decades of the 21st century as the era of the ‘whale’ – what a certain kind of beer aficionado calls a limited release beer that scores plenty of peer points when sampled and, importantly, rated online.

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The Changing Face of Barley Production

Barley production has been changing for decades and will almost certainly continue to change in the future. Changes include where barley is being planted, how much is being planted, what cultivars are being planted to drive yield and improve disease resistance, and what they are used for.

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world map made of wheat grains

A Sequence of Imperfect Events

Agricultural commodity prices have been trending up since the latter half of 2020, driven by significant import demand, reduced global supplies, and tightening stocks in major exporting countries.

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