The Next Big Thing in Beer

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The largest craft brewer in the U.S. is Samuel Adams maker Boston Beer . Even though it has just 1% of the total market, it's leading a craft beer explosion. This segment saw a 15% year-over-year increase in sales while the megabrands -- led by Anheuser-Busch InBev , SABMiller, and Molson Coors -- are experiencing flat growth and losing market share.

What is the next big thing in the beer industry? Our Rex Moore asked that question at the recent 2013 Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C., and found a wide range of answers. In the last of this series, we hear from New Belgium Brewing's Kim Jordan, and Bill Butcher of Port City Brewing.


Is Boston Beer a buy?
The Samuel Adams brand helped to redefine beer and kick off the craft beer revolution in the United States. Success breeds competition, though, and while just a few years ago Boston Beer had claim over most of the craft beer shelf, today the field is crowded. Can Boston Beer rise above the rest, or will it be squeezed between small local breweries on one side and global beer giants on the other? To help you decide, we've compiled a premium research report filled with everything you need to know about Boston Beer's risks and opportunities. Just click here now to find out whether Boston Beer is a buy today.

The article The Next Big Thing in Beer originally appeared on Fool.com.

Rex Moore has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Boston Beer and Molson Coors Brewing Company. The Motley Fool owns shares of Boston Beer. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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