NEWS EDITION: The US Beer Industry Is Tanking, Here’s Why

The beer industry once dominated the United States beverage market. But sales are declining as the market becomes flooded with new drinks like premium liquor, canned wine, spiked seltzers, and pre-made bottled cocktails.
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The US Beer Industry Is Tanking, Here’s Why

“The beer industry once dominated the United States beverage market. But sales are declining as the market becomes flooded with new drinks like premium liquor, canned wine, spiked seltzers, and pre-made bottled cocktails. Even legacy beer companies, such as Budweiser and Coors Light, have diversified their portfolios outside their staple products with innovations for spirits drinkers. Molson Coors even dropped “Brewing Co” from its name for similar expansion in 2019..”

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RTD pricing is crazy high, even in states that lowered their taxes

“According to an analysis by Public Sector Consultants, two state laws that were passed to lower taxes on the RTD segment – that were argued for largely as a measure to lower costs for consumers – have resulted in no such victory for consumers. In fact, RTD price points are far outpacing all other alcohol segments.”

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Prop 125 narrowly passes. Coloradans will be able to buy wine in grocery stores soon

“Coloradans will soon be able to go to their local grocery stores for a bottle of wine after voters passed a ballot initiative allowing just that.Prop 125, which expands the retail of wine to grocery and convenience stores, passed by a close margin after the remaining ballots were counted on Wednesday. Those businesses can begin sales on March 1st. They will also be able to host beer and wine tastings. According to the Colorado Secretary of State, the initiative passed with 50.6% of voters in favor and 49.4% against.” 

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