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Beer is the oldest and one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world. Beer is produced by the fermentation and brewing of malted barley, wheat and rice. The bitter flavor of beer comes from the plant and flower called hops. Today the beer industry is a global business with many multinational companies and thousands of smaller breweries.

The making or producing of beer is called brewing. The building where beer is processed is called a brewery. When beer is made on a domestic scale it is home brewing. Brewing is done to convert the starch into a liquid called wort and then to convert the wort into beer.

The basic ingredients in beer are water and, malted barley (which is starch plus corn, rice or sugar). The amount of starch used in a beer recipe is called the grain bill. Water is the key ingredient in beer. Different regions have different minerals in their water and as a result, certain regions are better suited to making particular kind of beer. For example, the waters of Burton in England have gypsum which is good for making pale ale. The hard water in Dublin Ireland is perfect for making Guinness or stout.

Today there are many varieties of beer. The brewing regions of Europe include Germany, Belgium, the UK, Ireland, Poland the Netherlands, Austria, Scanadavia and the Czech Republic. Each country has local varieties of beer. In some countries such as the United States and Canada, European styles of brewing beer have been adopted.

Beer is measured and reviewed by its strength, color and bitter taste. It is widely consumed in countries all over the world and is associated with many activities and traditions. Games such as cards and darts are often connected to beer drinking as is watching and attending sports events.

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  • Amazon Best Sellers Tracker: Alkoholische Getränke (Germany, January 2017)

    ...categories and countries on the Amazon websites. This service has been launched in October 2013 and represents the only benchmark available for Amazon. Amazon operates the most professional online marketplace in the world. Neither FMCG ... Read More

  • 2016 The Global Beer Market

    ...charts the latest developments, with data on volume by country, continent, brewer and brand. It provides highly detailed profiles of the leading brewers and discusses the impact of the mergers and acquisitions reshaping the industry. Read More

  • Beer Market in Europe 2016-2020

    ...at a CAGR of 1.49%. In terms of volume, it is growing at a CAGR of 1.98%. This growth in the beer market can be mainly attributed to the growing demand for specialty beers and ... Read More

  • Opportunities in Craft Spirits

    ...in consumer preferences, away from mass-produced brands and towards spirits made with craftsmanship. Authentic experiences are in demand and more consumers are looking to experiment with innovative and quirky flavored spirits. This has led a ... Read More

  • Beer in China (2016) – Market Sizes

    ...trade) and non-retail (on trade and food industry) sales. Market size for Beer in China is given in CNY and litre with a minimum of five years' historical data. Market Forecast is provided for five ... Read More

  • 2016 The Global Multiple Beverage Marketplace

    ...categories. Each category is considered in its own chapter as well as in the context of the overall marketplace. Developments by beverage type and country round out the coverage provided in this comprehensive international report. Read More

  • Molson Coors Brewing Co in Beer (World)

    ...time as capitalising on its newly improved US standing, the company is looking to continue diversifying geographically through expansion beyond its core Western markets. What are the challenges and opportunities facing Molson Coors in its ... Read More

  • Breweries

    ...(the Netherlands), Molson Coors (US), and Tsingtao (China). DG Yuengling and Son is the leading US craft brewer by sales volume, according to the Brewers Association. Worldwide, breweries produce about 2 billion hectoliters of beer ... Read More

  • Spirits in Belgium (2016) – Market Sizes

    ...size is based on retail (off trade) and non-retail (on trade and food/other industries) sales. Market size for Spirits in Belgium is given in EUR and litre with a minimum of five years' historical data. ... Read More

  • Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers: State Industry Market Evaluator 4248

    ...eight pages of data. Statistics are displayed for 2013-2014-2015-2016q2 for these measures: industry market volume, average firm, site and small business sales, sales per employee, market volume by employment class, employment by employment class and ... Read More

  • Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores: State Industry Market Evaluator 445310

    ...data. Statistics are displayed for 2013-2014-2015-2016q2 for these measures: industry market volume, average firm, site and small business sales, sales per employee, market volume by employment class, employment by employment class and more. Additional statistics ... Read More

  • Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers: State Industry Market Evaluator 424810

    ...data. Statistics are displayed for 2013-2014-2015-2016q2 for these measures: industry market volume, average firm, site and small business sales, sales per employee, market volume by employment class, employment by employment class and more. Additional statistics ... Read More

  • Beer & Ale Stores: State Industry Market Evaluator 445310.01

    ...Statistics are displayed for 2013-2014-2015-2016q2 for these measures: industry market volume, average firm, site and small business sales, sales per employee, market volume by employment class, employment by employment class and more. Additional statistics include ... Read More

  • Breweries: State Industry Market Evaluator 312120

    ...for 2013-2014-2015-2016q2 for these measures: industry market volume, average firm, site and small business sales, sales per employee, market volume by employment class, employment by employment class and more. Additional statistics include failure rates (firms, ... Read More

  • Quarterly Beverage Tracker – Third Quarter 2016 Austria

    ...downward adjustment in category volumes. Alcoholic drinks also reported decline during the quarter, principally driven by falling sales of beer, which lacked the boost to demand as a result of the exceptionally high temperatures recorded ... Read More

  • Quarterly Beverage Tracker – Third Quarter 2016 Bosnia

    ...as squash/syrups, iced/RTD tea drinks and nectars also registered a decline in volumes. Carbonates was one of the few categories to record a significant gain in volumes, achieved thanks to aggressive price promotions by the ... Read More

  • Quarterly Beverage Tracker – Third Quarter 2016 Colombia

    ...market. Alcoholic drinks reported remarkable growth thanks to aggressive promotional campaigns. Soft drinks decelerated overall, but still showed remarkable 3% growth. Still drinks continued gaining ground in the soft drinks market. Key Findings Carbonated water ... Read More

  • Quarterly Beverage Tracker – Third Quarter 2016 Czech Republic

    ...of the economy and rising incomes were the main growth factors in the actual year. Continuing branded products discounted offerings attracted consumers. Private Label products were kept under pressure from more affordable branded products. Soft ... Read More

  • Quarterly Beverage Tracker – Third Quarter 2016 Denmark

    ...key tool in driving volumes upwards. Danes basked in an Indian summer which led to an upturn in sales of weather sensitive drinks like still packaged water, carbonates and beer. Milk alternatives continue to grow ... Read More

  • Quarterly Beverage Tracker – Third Quarter 2016 Estonia

    ...tax increases resulted in decline in the alcoholic beverages market. Whereas lower prices in the dairy category resulted in volume growth. Consumers seek healthier beverage options. Many price discounts yet again prevented growth for PL ... Read More

  • Quarterly Beverage Tracker – Third Quarter 2016 Finland

    ...disappointed, falling by a similar percentage to ACBs. Only niche categories like iced/RTD coffee drinks and enhanced water were able to counter the down trend whilst packaged water experienced a severe volume drop following a ... Read More

  • Quarterly Beverage Tracker – Third Quarter 2016 Hungary

    ...in Hungary strengthened, as bottlers have broadened their product portfolio with new products. PL performance is quite stable in the Hungarian soft drinks market. There were no major changes in the last quarter when compared ... Read More

  • Quarterly Beverage Tracker – Third Quarter 2016 Italy

    ...drinks declined by approaching x% in Q3-16, principally driven by the falling consumption of beer, which lacked the boost to demand as a result of the exceptionally high temperatures recorded in Q3-15. Volume consumption of ... Read More

  • Quarterly Beverage Tracker – Third Quarter 2016 Latvia

    ...drinks are declining in consumption volume. This trend is further boosted by the recent ban on the sales of sugary drinks at educational institutions. Sports drinks and enhanced water, both still new and small categories, ... Read More

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