Month: February 2017

  • Hierarchy works well in a stable environment..

    It was 41 years ago this March that Coors opened S. Texas.  This rollout was much anticipated by both retailers and consumers as Coors was only available in 10 states and half of Texas. Despite the limited availability, Coors was by far the largest selling beer in all markets, with market share ranging from a […]

  • The thing about the truth is, not a lot of people can handle it…

    The proliferation of Fake News, has, up until this year, left the beer industry untouched.  Sure, there was once the infamous Corona liquid fake news, which began out west and spread like wild fire.  Fortunately, however, the distributor who started the vicious rumor was quickly determined and Barton/Gambrinus immediately doused the horrible story.  Some damage […]

  • I love challenging the status quo.

    A number of years ago, Hofbrau, one of the six original German Munich breweries who can produce and sell Oktoberfest beer in that country, developed a unique business model.  Once they established an importing agency in the U.S., focusing on their Munich heritage, Hofbrau decided to franchise its name while using their famous Munich beer […]

  • If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm…

    The Rio Grande Valley area of Texas is considered an isolated part of the U.S. because of its location, surround on the southeast by the Gulf of Mexico, the county of Mexico to the south, and the vast expansion of the King Ranch to the north, coupled with the fact that a majority of Valley’s […]