Craft beers, particularly India Pale Ales and seasonals, continue to drive category growth in the beer category. A number of imported labels have seen an uptick in sales. Brands with a strong Hispanic appeal, such as Modelo Especial, Victoria and Corona, consistently have had strong sales. Stella Artois also has been a strong performer.
Meanwhile, major breweries are attempting to breathe life back into traditional brands with new introductions aimed at younger consumers.