Analysing beer and video game pairings
With Carlsberg releasing a beer celebrating the latest instalment of the Fallout franchise, a potentially effective trend for targeting millennial consumers through video games is emerging.
Competition in alcoholic drinks is increasingly fierce, and recent product releases are competing in a space where alcoholic drinks have not yet gone: video games. Fallout 4, one of the most anticipated games of the year, is receiving its own beer courtesy of Carlsberg UK.
Although beer and video games don’t seem like a natural fit, they do share common themes: aspirations and lifestyle choices to name a few. In an era where most major alcoholic drinks players are attempting to tap into the millennial market, these video game tie-ins may prove successful.
Spiros Malandrakis of Euromonitor International gives his analysis below…