With Samuel Adams maker Boston Beer at the forefront, the craft brewing industry saw 15% volume growth in 2012. The big guys, meanwhile -- led by Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller -- are watching their megabrands lose market share.
This intoxicating craft growth is attracting new players in record numbers. While most don't see a beer bubble forming, brewers-to-be need to be careful. At the recent Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C., Motley Fool analyst Rex Moore asked some established players what advice they have for newcomers. Today in this multipart series, we hear from New Belgium Brewing CEO Kim Jordan.
Is Boston a buy?
Boston Beer's 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.
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