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.
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