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Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week

Six things that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week:

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A Bummer Week for Beer: Two studies this week highlighted a recent trend in the beer category, a downward one. While craft beer continues to grow, it can’t make up for an overall decline in the beer category. Technomic’s BeerTABreport showed a 1.3 percent decline in overall beer volume in 2011 while the Beverage Information Group reported the same 1.3 percent decline in its 2012 Beer Handbook.