Thursday, January 12, 2012

Woman Named Beer was Banned from Beer Making Competition - Plus Top Beer Stocks

A woman named Rachel Beer was banned from a brewing competition in Queensland, New Zealand. And is wasn't because she was named 'Beer'. It was because she wasn't a man. Apparently the rules of the home brewing competition require that the entrants be male. She complained but the contest official didn't give in. She was told to suggest a 'mixed' competition for next year.

At least she can invest in beer stocks in the mean time. According to a free recently updated list at, there are over ten publicly traded breweries and beer retailers. In addition, half a dozen of the beer stocks pay dividends, ranging up to almost 3%.

One example is Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), which has the memorable stock symbol representing its popular Budweiser brand. It also sells Stella Artois, Beck's, Leffe, Bud Light, Skol, Brahma, Quilmes, Michelob, and many other brands. The stock has a current price to earnings ratio of 20, a forward PE of 14, and a 1.44 PEG. The stock sports a yield of 1.6%.

Another dividend paying brewery is Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP), a Canadian based company that markets the Coors Light, Molson, Carling, Pilsner, Keystone Light, and Granville Island brands. The stock trades at 14 times current earnings and 12 times forward earnings, with a reasonable price to earnings growth ratio of 2.29. In addition, the company pays a decent CD beating yield of 2.9%.

Heineken NV (HINKY.PK) pays a yield of 2.4% and trades at 13 times forward earnings.

If you are looking for more beer stock ideas, check out the free list at, which can be updated, sorted, and downloaded.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.


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