Month: June 2017

  • Compromise works well in this world when you have shared goals…chapter 2…..

    Well now, that did not take long, did it?  On May 9th, this post wrote about the future of the beer industry in conjunction with the major retailer, Amazon.  Now, less than two months later, the industry is on alert as Amazon has announced its purchase of Whole Foods for an incredible $13.7 billion dollars! […]

  • If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?

    Several years ago this post ran a story on the inception of the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas.  While playing golf one afternoon 30 years ago, I ran into the first Pearl Beer distributor for that market. This gentleman had started his distributorship immediately following the end of the prohibition period. This man told me […]

  • Status quo is Latin for “the mess we are in”.

    Was anyone really surprised with the recent NFL announcement that spirits can be advertised, with certain restrictions, on their games?  A better question might be; why did it take so long for the NFL to come to this conclusion? The obvious answer to why the NFL has now decided to allow the advertising of spirts […]

  • The Beer Monopoly, chapter 2..

    The book, The Beer Monopoly, by Ina Verstl and Ernst Faltermeier, goes into detail regarding how the four largest beer companies, ABI, SABMiller, Heineken, and Carlsberg, landed their current positions. The historical perspective of each company is well detailed, going back to the starting foundations of each organization. What makes this book even more fascinating […]