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Dave Infante


Charleston, SC, United States

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Past articles by David:

One Year of Hop Take(s): ‘Total Beverage’ Is Just the Beginning

It's been one year since the launch of the Hop Take column. Here are a few major beer trends that really jumped out over the last 365 days. → Read More

In a Market This Dumb, 'Non-Alcoholic Hard Seltzer' Looks Smart

Last week, the trade publication Beer Marketer's Insights (BMI) reported that Mark Anthony Brands is planning to roll out White Claw 0%. → Read More

The Answer to Middle-Tier Consolidation Is… More Consolidation. Sort Of.

In California, a new alliance of beverage wholesalers has united to strengthen their position against the bigger distributors. → Read More

Dunkin’s Hard Coffee Has Buzz, but There’s a Bigger Opportuni-Tea

Can Dunkin’ Spiked hard tea find fortune in Twisted Tea’s shadow? Can Dunkin’ Spiked hard coffee avoid destitution in Pabst’s absence? → Read More

The Cowardly King of Beers Bends the Knee to Bigots

For the last month, Bud Light has cowardly mismanaged vile anti-trans backlash following a partnership with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney. → Read More

6 Hop-Takeaways from the Brewers Association’s 2022 Report

From an increase in on-site consumption to more jobs in craft brewing, here are 6 takeaways from the Brewers Association's annual report. → Read More

Unionizing a Craft Brewery Shouldn’t Be This Hard

The American craft brewing industry today remains basically as devoid of labor unions as it was at the start of the century. → Read More

The Beer Business Is Trying to Find the Guy Who Did This

One look at the American beer isle these days, and it's clear that the industry's biggest players are ignoring the perils of ambition. → Read More

The Pints Guy: Meet the Man Who’s Visited 3,000 Breweries

This week on Hop Take, Dave Infante speaks with Chris O'Leary, who, in just a few days, will be visiting his 3,000th brewery. → Read More

Craft Beer Needs an Attitude Adjustment

Some craft brewers have clung to styles of beer that once dazzled, viewing people who enjoy newer styles as an affront to the craft. → Read More

A Hard Truth About America’s Heritage Beers

When it comes to Yuengling, Schell, and Anchor — America's heritage beers — their differences are just as revealing as their similarities. → Read More

AB-InBev Bought Its Way Into a Craft-Brewing Corner. Now It’s Trying to Cut Its Way Out

Anheuser-Busch InBev has laid off an unknown number of workers from at least a half-dozen formerly independent breweries across the country. → Read More

Boston Beer Company Has a Truly Problem. Or Is It the Other Way Around?

Though it never quite achieved parity with White Claw, Truly was a winner in its own right through the end of the last decade. → Read More

A (Cautiously) Optimistic Case for Beer-Weed Harmony

Craft breweries are future-proofing their portfolios with THC beverages where its legal and experimenting with CBD beer where it's not. → Read More

Michelob Ultra's Netflix Deal Isn't A-B's First Swing at Streaming

Michelob Ultra's 2023 Super Bowl Campaign emerged after A-B InBev's ceased its embargo and signals changing priorities for macrobrewers. → Read More

Hard Kombucha: West Coast Niche or National Lifestyle-Brand Launchpad?

Hard kombucha, popular in Southern California, is gaining traction on the East Coast, but is it indicative of a national trend? → Read More

Fat Tire, Fruit Force, and the Hazy Future of Craft Breweries Past

With new, fruit-forward craft beers on the market, industry giants are learning that hard-won pedigrees aren't enough to keep you at the top. → Read More

Molson Coors’ Busch-League Super Bowl Move

Molson Coors announced this past summer that for the first time in 30 years, it had purchased newly available Super Bowl airtime. → Read More

How Fireball Became a Top-50 Beer Brand (Yes, Fireball) (Yes, Beer)

Fireball Cinnamon, a malt-based iteration of Fireball Whisky, has turned the brand into one of the best-selling "beer" producers in the U.S. → Read More

Craft Brewers Can’t Beat Dry January. Join It (or at Least, Stop Complaining)

For the past several years, grumblings have emerged among some craft brewers and their acolytes on social media regarding Dry January. → Read More