U.S. Beverage Brewers Face Cost Increases

SAM, HOOK, TAP
Companies Sell Less Beer as Ingredient Prices Rise.

Written by Dennis Askew for smallcapnetwork.com

U.S. Brewers really have to be imaginative these days. They are facing the paradox that while sales are dropping, the costs to produce products is increasing in the form of commodity ingredients. Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE:TAP) reported yesterday its Q4 net income fell by more than half partially because of ingredient costs.

Other U.S. Brewers like Boston Beer Company (NYSE:SAM) and Craft Brewers Alliance (NASDAQ:HOOK) are also feeling the pinch.
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