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About the Beer Report

Trend Hunter’s Beer Trend Report offers an exclusive look at the current and future trends encompassing the beer industry. Within our report, companies will discover trends and insights dealing with an array of ale, lager and light beer innovations. Our consumer-based research points to developing patterns and opportunities within the beer industry such as popular beer festivals, personalized kegs, micro-breweries, eccentric packaging and viral marketing devices featuring beer brands like Molson, Budweiser, Carlsberg, Guinness and Heineken.

Who It's For

Companies, brands and professionals in the beer industry pursuing insight and consumer knowledge will be able to harness a wealth of information with our Beer Trend Report. Whether it is for an aggressive advertising campaign or to jump-start innovation, our research will benefit those looking to stay on the cutting-edge of the beer industry.

By providing intricate consumer insight and showcasing the most popular trends in lagers and ales, the Beer Trend Report will be advantageous to brands and businesses seeking a more dominant presence in the marketplace.

The Beer Trend Report, last published on Jul 21, 2015, includes 223 PRO Trends and 1,115 examples of beer market research and beer consumer trends related to: lagers, ales, pilsners, bars, alcohol and beer trends.

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Our beer research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced beer articles and 2,426,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 223 Beer PRO Trends = 223 Powerpoint Pages Beer PPT Report
• 1,115 Beer Examples

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• 156 Beer Videos (Online) Beer Videos
• 6,690 Beer Images (Online) Beer Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Alcohol, Champagne, Extreme, Football, Golf, Hockey, Hunting, Party, Bar, Cheese, Juice, Pop, Burgers, Cigarettes, Circus, Bacon, Barbecue, Water, Candy, Chicken, chocolate, Pizza, Milk, Cookies, Dairy, Dinner, Ice Cream, Restaurant, Pants, Sugar and more!



Sample Beer Pro Trends

Each Beer PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online beer articles, videos and images. Examples:

Green Dining The fast casual industry responds to the health movement with bold brand transparency Implications - Acknowledging consumers' healthy preferences, many fast casual dining establishments have taken to emphasizing local ingredients and sustainable practices though overt branding. This approach not only sets this sector apart from the fast food industry, it also plays into a growing consumer desire for additive-free food and brand transparency.
Green Dining
The fast casual industry responds to the health movement with bold brand transparency
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Social Stuntvertising Brands mix digital engagement with experiential forms of marketing Implications - Experiential forms of advertising featuring engaging stunts are making a splash in the social media marketing sector. The use of interactive activities in this digital sector resonates with the recent growth of sensory publicity tactics, and as a result, leaves a lasting impression on young consumers.
Social Stuntvertising
Brands mix digital engagement with experiential forms of marketing
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Premium Brew The tea industry is offering increased specialization to satiate consumer demands Implications - The premiumization of tea continues, as manufacturers and retailers liken the typically low-key beverage with its more sophisticated counterparts, wine and coffee. Whether it's by focusing on specialized preparation or presentation, the beverage itself is being elevated to fit the rising culture surrounding it.
Premium Brew
The tea industry is offering increased specialization to satiate consumer demands
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Patriotic Libation Alcohol labels adopt nationalistic branding for proud consumers Implications - Alcohol companies are opting for a nationalist approach to branding that incorporates country-specific packaging for proud consumers. The adoption of instantly recognizable designs provides an opportunity for companies to attract the attention of consumers drawn to iconic imagery while tapping into the excitement around events like Independence Day.
Patriotic Libation
Alcohol labels adopt nationalistic branding for proud consumers
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Gourmet Cinema Movie theater chains entice consumers with high-end food and drink Implications - As OTT and streaming services become major rivals of traditional movie theaters, brands and chains are getting more creative with upscale menu items and in-seat service. Gourmet menus and craft cocktails elevate the consumer experience to one of indulgence, customization and affordable glamour.
Gourmet Cinema
Movie theater chains entice consumers with high-end food and drink
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Branded Sampling Brands focus on sample sizes to offer consumers variety Implications - Realizing the importance of garnering consumer loyalty, brands have begun focusing on small, easy-to-sample product sizes for simpler consumption. By encouraging buyers to test out different options, brands avoid bombarding and pressuring consumers, and instead entice them with possibility and variety. In a society that fears missing out, this approach offers consumers a non-committal way to get to know both product and brand.
Branded Sampling
Brands focus on sample sizes to offer consumers variety
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Playful Ale Beer brands adopt kid-inspired takes on alcoholic products for satirical appeal Implications - In contrast to how adult beverages are typically marketed, beer labels are adopting childlike aesthetics. Playful takes on alcoholic drinks serve a consumer desire for satirical branding that reinterprets typical approaches to services and merchandise. This alternative approach helps brands stand out in highly saturated and competitive markets.
Playful Ale
Beer brands adopt kid-inspired takes on alcoholic products for satirical appeal
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Refreshed Libation Citrus flavors are added to alcoholic beverages for a health-conscious twist Implications - As consumers continue to prioritize healthy living, typically indulgent beverages, like alcohol, are being updated with healthier ingredients as a means of catering to changing lifestyles. By adding bold citrus flavors to traditionally sugar-heavy cocktails, consumers are seeking not only to elevate alcoholic beverages with a lighter palate, but also maintain a health-conscious lifestyle without sacrificing high-calorie indulgences.
Refreshed Libation
Citrus flavors are added to alcoholic beverages for a health-conscious twist
6 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 217 more Beer PRO Trends and 1,115 examples!



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