The largest craft brewer in the U.S. is Samuel Adams maker Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM ) . Even though it has just 1% of the total market, it's leading a craft-beer explosion. The segment saw a 15% year-over-year increase in sales, while the megabrands -- led by Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD ) , SABMiller, and Molson Coors (NYSE: TAP ) -- are experiencing flat growth and losing market share.
What's 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 first part of this video series, Andy and Alicia Barr, co-founders of FiftyFifty Brewing in Truckee, Calif., explain how food pairings will lead to higher-priced, higher-margin sales.
How's it brewing in Boston?
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.