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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 Oct 29, 2014, includes 173 PRO Trends and 865 examples of beer market research and beer consumer trends related to: lagers, ales, pilsners, bars, alcohol and beer trends.

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Methodology

Our beer research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced beer articles and 2,123,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 173 Beer PRO Trends = 173 Powerpoint Pages Beer PPT Report
• 865 Beer Examples

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• 121 Beer Videos (Online) Beer Videos
• 5,190 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:

Cosmetic Obscurity As consumers covet unique goods, bizarre personal products rise in popularity Implications - Consumers are looking to broaden their horizons when it comes to products, which is being acknowledged by brands with obscure cosmetics. This shift towards strange or unappealing products denotes a preference for status over experience for consumers who want to show off originality with their unusual products.
Cosmetic Obscurity
As consumers covet unique goods, bizarre personal products rise in popularity
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Sippable Exotic Intriguing beverage flavors make for small doses of culinary adventure Implications - The rise of foodie culture has the average consumer craving more adventure in their edibles; for some, however, the idea of exoticism is intimidating. Daring drinks allow hesitant almost-foodies to sample adventurous flavor. This also gives those within the food industry a way to test less-predictable flavors within their consumer base.
Sippable Exotic
Intriguing beverage flavors make for small doses of culinary adventure
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Informal Invitation Consumers turn to apps and mobile messages for casual peer-to-peer engagement Implications - Seeking to bypass the need for face-to-face interaction, consumers, particularly young people, are turning to apps and mobile messaging to make greetings and invitations less formal. Using customized platforms for flair and individuality, consumers are able to connect with peers in a more easygoing manner, using digital techniques to extend communication in a streamlined way.
Informal Invitation
Consumers turn to apps and mobile messages for casual peer-to-peer engagement
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Re-Purposed Packaging Conveying eco awareness, brands turn to recycled packaging material Implications - Seeking to convey a more natural aesthetic, brands are turning to recycled packaging designs for sustainable appeal. Re-purposing materials such as newspaper and paper cards, brands are using an eco-friendly aesthetic to showcase a sense of awareness, illustrating commitment through branding techniques.
Re-Purposed Packaging
Conveying eco awareness, brands turn to recycled packaging material
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Artificial Emotion Stretching beyond the idea of artificial intelligence in robotics Implications - Though the initial intention of robotics is to automate, today's individuality-driven consumer is seeking something less cold from their automatons. This stretches past artificial intelligence and into the realm of artificial emotion. Robots are being programmed to respond, conversate and nurture to provide the tech-obsessed consumer with a companion, not just a helper.
Artificial Emotion
Stretching beyond the idea of artificial intelligence in robotics
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Alcoholic Imitation Creating a mature aesthetic, soda brands adopt designs reminiscent of alcohol Implications - Expanding beyond the traditional demographic of young consumers, soda brands are turning to alcohol-inspired packaging to diversify its market audience. Crafting bottles to imitate beer and liquor, beverage brands are using aesthetics associated with adulthood to add sophisticated allure to store-bought drinks, combining nostalgic childhood products with a more mature look.
Alcoholic Imitation
Creating a mature aesthetic, soda brands adopt designs reminiscent of alcohol
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Communal Discount A desire for social interaction has consumers turning to group discount options Implications - Seeking to balance budget-conscious strategies with social experiences, consumers are turning to communal discount activities. Providing incentives for shared activities, retailers are offering cost-saving experiences that don't sacrifice social engagements, speaking to a desire to maintain personal indulgences, even with financial cutbacks.
Communal Discount
A desire for social interaction has consumers turning to group discount options
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Participatory Discount Retailers exchange discounts for action-oriented involvement Implications - Seeking to get consumers more actively involved, brands are offering discounts and rewards based on participatory involvement. Requiring individuals to fulfill tasks, these action-based loyalty techniques help prevent complacency, using activities and interactive experiences to incite a greater connection with consumers.
Participatory Discount
Retailers exchange discounts for action-oriented involvement
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 167 more Beer PRO Trends and 865 examples!



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