#4 - Craft Brewers Alliance (HOOK)

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Founded in 1981, but already the eighth-largest U.S. brewer based on domestic shipments, Craft Brewers Alliance ( HOOK) offers craft beers under the Widmer Brothers Beers, Redhook Beers, Kona Brewing and Goose Island brand names to restaurants, bars and liquor stores. The simple pleasure of a great brew is one of the few expenses consumers are stomaching these days, and thanks to strong earnings report at the beginning of the month HOOK has been on a tear in August.

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