Beer

The rise of non-alcoholic beer

Heineken beer bottles
Heineken beer bottles. Photo: Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Last year was the best in a decade for Heineken, the world’s second-largest beer maker. One of the big drivers was its alcohol-free Heineken 0.0, which was launched in the summer of 2017, and is now seeing sales grow at a double-digit clip.

Why it matters: Defying the laws of reason and good sense, alcohol-free beer has become an important segment of the beer market, per Wall Street Journal's Carol Ryan.

Bud Light to begin disclosing nutrition facts

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Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have bigger nutrition labels, showing the beer's calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving, AP's Dee-Ann Durbin reports.

Why it matters: "Bud Light is likely the first of many to make the move. The labels aren't legally required, but major beer makers agreed in 2016 to voluntarily disclose nutrition facts on their products by 2020.

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