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Tavour Craft Beer Report and Trends for May 2021

The effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic are still being felt by American craft breweries everywhere. Earlier in May 2021, the CDC published their predictions that cases in the U.S. will likely decline starting around July, giving brewers hope for a return to higher on-premise sales. Be that as it may, the events of the previous year have forced many independent breweries to pivot their business models in order to stay afloat. A survey conducted by online craft beer retailer Tavour in March of 2021 found that many breweries shifted an average of 25% of their business to online channels. Since March, the app-based bottleshop provided more than 26 new breweries a platform through which to share their beers with a national audience, joining the 600+ craft breweries already working with Tavour. In order to better serve the nation’s beer aficionados and provide insights on upcoming industry trends, Tavour closely examines their inventory data and brewery trends each month. Based on these findings, here are the top trends of May 2021.

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Tavour Craft Beer Report and Trends for April 2021

There is no doubt that 2020’s COVID-19 Pandemic changed how companies interact with consumers, and that shift had a huge impact on American Craft Beer. According to Nielson, overall off-premise craft beer sales grew over 14% in 2020, compared to just 0.6% for the previous 12 months! And much of that increase represents online sales. In fact, a survey conducted by online retailer Tavour in March of this year found that breweries had moved an average of 25% of their business to online channels. The app-based platform has helped enable this shift — more than 125 began sharing their beer through the app-based platform for the first time in 2020, joining 600+ breweries who already utilized the service. In order to better serve the nation’s beer aficionados and provide insights on upcoming industry trends, Tavour closely examines their inventory data each month. Based on these findings, here are the top trends of April 2021.

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A Roadmap of Tavour’s Most Popular Stouts

Hey, Stout lovers! Today, we’re celebrating a few of the most sought after, decadent Stouts to ever grace the Tavour app. These are brews from a selection of our all-time favorite breweries — from the Pacific Northwest all the way to the coast of Florida — and each one boasts its own level of luxurious flavor. The brewers pack some with so many baking ingredients, they’d make Martha Stewart jealous; others spent years in top-shelf bourbon barrels. Without further ado, here are 10 of the most popular Stouts, according to Tavour members:

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Tavour Craft Beer Report and Trends for March 2021

The American craft beer scene is booming! According to the Brewers Association and Nielsen Harris data*, the portion of adults who enjoy craft beer rose to an all-time high of 44% in 2020 (shooting up from 35% in 2015). The COVID-19 pandemic has played a big role over the past year, with more people than ever opting to order beer from the comfort and safety of home.Though beer e-commerce is relatively new, Tavour has been an industry leader since 2013. Working with over 600 of the nation’s independent breweries, the app-based service allows craft fans to access beers they can’t find locally. In order to better serve the nation’s beer aficionados and provide insights on upcoming industry trends, Tavour closely examines their inventory data and brewery trends each month. Based on these findings, here are the top trends of March 2021.

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Tavour’s Most Popular IPAs from Coast to Coast!

Buckle-up hopheads! We’re about to take a delectable trip down IPA memory-lane.Coming to us from some of our favorite brew joints around the country, each of these hop-loaded delicacies sport their own level of craft fame. Some grace the pages of Thrillist, Vine Pair, Food & Wine, or the Beer Travel Guide. Others sport out-of-this-world scores on BeerAdvocate, Untappd, and Tavour! So, we’re highlighting a few juice-soaked sippers that have filled Tavour members’ crates and rattled the craft-o-sphere in the best way possible. Here are 10 of the most popular IPAs to ever hit the Tavour app.

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Tavour Still Touts These 8 Stouts With Clout

Every beer nerd knows there’s a shortlist of Stouts that you can’t pass up. They’re the holiest of grails in the craft beer kingdom — brews that are hard to come by and are among the highest-rated anywhere. The beer nerds that use Tavour have very discerning tastes, and they know immediately when one of these beers stares them in the face. In fact, our members often snatch them all up with lightning speed, so we have to keep bringing them back! If you’re ever eager to try some of these top-rated Stouts, check out the app — you’re practically guaranteed to see these 8 fan favorite, Dark Beer diamonds at least once every year:

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Whatever Happened to Craft Beer IBUs?

Remember IBUs? The “International Bitterness Unit” once appeared on beer labels and bar menus everywhere as the globally agreed-upon measurement for how bitter a brew is. But, as you may have noticed, it’s become an increasingly rare sight over the past few years. In fact, there’s a chance you didn’t see a single IBU in your last craft beer delivery, or store trip. There’s a reason for that, and it has a lot to do with how far craft beer has progressed.

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IPAs, Stouts, and Barleywines: What Makes A Great Anniversary Brew?

Whether they specialize in IPAs, Stouts, or a unique style all their own — a brewery’s anniversary beers are a great way to show off what they do best! Every anniversary a craft brewery celebrates is a win for the indie beer community, an excuse for a collective toast between brewers and fans, and a celebratory reminder for why craft drinkers love a particular brewery. To gain some insight into what makes an exceptional anniversary brew, we dissected six beers that truly highlight the signature skills of some of the most adored brewers featured on Tavour.

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Sample Brews from Unexpected Places in Your Next Beer Delivery!

One of the coolest things about the modern age of craft beer delivery is that anyone can try amazing brews from all over the country. These days, we really do mean ‘all over!’ That wasn’t always the case. Not so long ago, any discussion of the country’s best breweries would have been limited to just a few regions — the west coast, the northeast, Colorado, and… that’s about it. Now, some of the best craft beer communities in the U.S. are thriving in places craft fans wouldn’t have thought twice about 10 years ago.

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IPA Time! Recent Hoppy Brews to Hit the Tavour App

Each week on the Tavour app, we highlight top-notch beers from independent craft breweries across the U.S. — and sometimes even from abroad! Here are just a few of the sought-after IPAs we shared with beer lovers recently. Have you scheduled your beer delivery yet?

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Brighten Up Your Winter with Beer Delivery!

Many of us get a bit down when the weather gets cold, and sunny days are fewer. While you might be tempted to just hunker down and wait for spring like some kind of hibernating bear, you do have better options as a craft beer fan. Beyond the usual heavy-hitting Stouts and Winter Ales lining local store shelves this season, beer delivery provides an opportunity to step outside the box. Today’s craft beer movement brims with bright and tropical brews that’ll melt away winter fatigue! It’s time to crank up the heat and pop out a beach chair next to the beer fridge. Clever craft fans can create a vacation through their beer delivery by looking for sunny sippers like these:

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Dark and Delicious Stouts on the Tavour App Last Week

Each week on the Tavour app, we highlight top-notch beers from independent craft breweries across the U.S. — and sometimes even from abroad! Here are just a few of the sought-after Stouts we shared with beer lovers recently. Have you scheduled your beer delivery yet?

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Sour IPAs: An Introduction to Sour Ales

IPAs are the most popular craft beer style today. However, tart and tangy brews are on the rise. Bart Watson, chief economist at the Brewers Association, says that “by volume and sales, sours are up 25% or more in each of the last two years.” Thanks to some of the most innovative craft brewers in the scene, there’s now a hybrid style bridging the gap between hoppy and puckering: the Sour IPA.

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5 American Stouts (that Won’t Knock You Out)

Not that long ago, if someone offered you a pint of Stout, you could confidently finish the whole thing without fear of ending up all red-nosed and wobbly like some kind of tipsy Rudolph. These days, not so much. Craft breweries from coast to coast are cranking out brews with double digit ABVs across a whole host of styles, but Stouts in particular are boozier than ever before. To be honest, it’s pretty awesome. In fact, some of the most popular brews on Tavour have fallen into that crazy-high alcohol category. But sometimes, you just want to enjoy a few pints of rich, smooth, roasty Stout without getting blotto. A proper brew for those occasions can be tricky to track down, so here are 5 of our favorite sessionable Stouts that won’t leave you snoring on the couch.

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3 Styles of Craft Beer To Watch For In 2021

2020 was a hard year for craft beer, but 2021 is staged for better times ahead. As brewers shift their business to fit the ever-changing tastes of craft drinkers, the Brewers Association predicts that three craft beer styles will only gain popularity this year. To keep your craft sense keen, we’re laying down those styles with some top-notch Tavour favorites.

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Swap the Hot Cocoa for These Chocolatey Stouts!

Winter is the ideal time for curling up with a warming, chocolatey beverage, especially when it comes with a side of booze! A lot of Stouts naturally come with notes of chocolate and other dessert-like flavors thanks to copious amounts of toasty-sweet dark malts, though modern brewers are taking things even further with some seriously decadent pastry additions. Who needs a hot cocoa when you have a nice, rich Stout arriving in your craft beer delivery? Here are five very chocolatey beers to get cozy with during the cold weather. No burning-hot mug needed!

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Think You Know Your Favorite Craft Beer Style? These 5 Brews Might Make You Think Twice

According to the Brewers Association, the fundamental distinction of what makes a craft beer “craft” is: something made in small scales, by craft brewers, and “generally made with traditional ingredients like malted barley; interesting and sometimes non-traditional ingredients are often added for distinctiveness.” In some cases, those ingredients are really far from traditional. But, that’s what makes craft beer the beverage for everyone — brewers are constantly imagining new recipes that shift the borders on what were once rigid style guidelines. Suddenly, everything is not as it seems: the brew in your glass could be both a Sour and a Stout at once; or an IPA and a Lager; or even a Fruit Beer and a Cider! We LOVE this fact about craft beer. Which is why we want to tell you about five of our favorite brews on Tavour that blur the lines between styles.

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5 IPAs With Crazy Double-Digit ABVs!

When IPAs first emerged in England in the 1820’s, they had a reputation for being a little stronger than the average beer. How things change! These days, breweries across the U.S. and the world are cranking up the booze to levels once considered absurd. Pick up a 6-pack of Imperial IPAs from your favorite craft crew, and you might only make it through a couple cans before deciding that 7pm is a totally reasonable bedtime. But, if you want some serious bang for your hoppy buck, you have to seek out the biggest, booziest hopbombs to stock your fridge! To get your started, here are 5 of our favorite high-octane IPAs that you should probably sip instead of chug.

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Can’t Find The Beer Styles You Want? Try Craft Beer Delivery!

If you’re having a hard time finding every beer style you desire in your local shops, check out the treasure trove of options on our craft beer delivery app. The Brewers Association recognizes 89 beer styles, and there are plenty of new hybrids that haven’t earned their ‘official’ status yet. Many of these styles can be quite hard to track down, but here are 6 hard-to-find beer styles often featured on Tavour:

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Sumptuous Stouts on the Tavour App this Week

Each week on the Tavour app, we highlight top-notch beers from independent craft breweries across the U.S. — and sometimes even from abroad! Here are just a few of the sought-after Stouts we shared with beer lovers recently. Have you scheduled your beer delivery yet?

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Recent IPAs to Hit the Tavour App!

Each week on the Tavour app, we highlight top-notch beers from independent craft breweries across the U.S. — and sometimes even from abroad! Here are just a few of the sought-after IPAs we shared with beer lovers recently. Have you scheduled your beer delivery yet?

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Lavish Stouts for Your Tavour Beer Delivery!

Each week on the Tavour app, we highlight top-notch beers from independent craft breweries across the U.S. — and sometimes even from abroad! Here are just a few of the sought-after Stouts we shared with beer lovers recently. Have you scheduled your beer delivery yet?

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Delectable Stouts for Your Tavour Beer Delivery!

Each week on the Tavour app, we highlight top-notch beers from independent craft breweries across the U.S. — and sometimes even from abroad! Here are just a few of the sought-after Stouts we shared with beer lovers recently. Have you scheduled your beer delivery yet?

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Yummy IPAs for Your Tavour Beer Delivery!

Each week on the Tavour app, we highlight top-notch beers from independent craft breweries across the U.S. — and sometimes even from abroad! Here are just a few of the sought-after IPAs we shared with beer lovers recently. Have you scheduled your beer delivery yet?

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Welcome to the Stout Dark Side

In craft beer, you’ll typically find fruit flavors in bright styles like Sour Ales and IPAs — but what’s out there for fruit lovers who want a taste of the Stout dark side? According to the Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines, there are seven types of Stouts, and none of them include fruit by definition. That doesn’t mean breweries haven’t been making fruited Stouts; Bell’s Brewery created their Cherry Stout way back in 1988! Since then, a few breweries have made a fruited Stout here and there, but over the past two years, fruited Dark Beer is on the rise thanks to the Pastry Stout boom. If you like to dabble in the dark side of brews, here are 8 Deviously Delicious Fruited Stouts to help open your eyes to the chocolate fondue of craft beer:

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