Happy New Year!

Not only was 2008 an epic year for the country, it was perhaps the most dramatic year in the beer business since the repeal of prohibition.

I’ll spare you any “year in review” – all you need to do is scroll through the ProBrewer headlines for that. But I will say this; with the mergers of the top three major brewers, global consolidation, the increased threat on beer taxes, distributor consolidation and the sharp spike in the cost of doing business for craft brewers – what a year!

And now it’s over.

We’ll have more on these pages about what to expect in 2009. But in the meantime, a very Happy and Prosperous New Year to all!!