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Trendinista: Flavored beers grow in favor

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Flavored beers are exploding, according to market research firm Mintel. The company’s Global New Products Database (GNPD) reveals the proportion of new flavored beer product launches has expanded in the last five years, from just 15 percent of the U.S. total to 27 percent last year.

Last year as many as one in five beer drinkers drank flavored beer. More than half (57 percent) of beer drinkers who upped their consumption in 2015 credit this increase to a wider availability of fl

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