Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pacific Breweries – Ready, steady, go – the Bluetongue Brewery

The new Bluetongue Brewery is a multi-brand plant. In the future, the SABMiller Global Premium brands such as Peroni, Grolsch and Miller Genuine Draft will also be brewed here and the plant flexibility allows a wide range of other brands … Continue reading

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US: Heineken launches new beer can

Heineken said today (31 January) that its new 6oz and 12oz cans will launch in the US in February. A 24oz can will launch this summer.

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UK: Greene King buys pub group for GBP56m

Greene King has bought the Cloverleaf Restaurants group in the UK for GBP55.8m (US$88.5m) as the brewer seeks to expand into pubs that serve food.

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Heineken NV Acquires Five Breweries

Group Business Editor, ROTIMI DUROJAIYE, examines the enormous growth potential in the Nigerian beer market, and why the country is fingered as the beer market by some of the world’s brewing giants. Netherlands-based Heineken NV, one of the world’s largest … Continue reading

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Asahi Regains Top Spot In Annual Beer Shipments

Asahi Breweries Ltd. gained the biggest domestic market share for the first time in two years in 2010, according to data five major brewers released Monday.

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Suntory seeks to boost sales in China to Y100 bil

Beverage maker Suntory Holdings Ltd will seek to boost annual sales in China to 100 billion yen from the current 30 billion yen by stepping up marketing of vintage wines, health foods and other high-quality products for wealthy Chinese.

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Microbreweries turning from glass to metal

Baxter Brewing in Maine has joined a growing number of small craft-beer breweries distributing their brews in cans — just like mainstream mass-produced beers — rather than in bottles. A decade ago, it’s believed there weren’t any U.S. craft breweries … Continue reading

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US. Alltech tripling output at Lexington brewery

Kentucky Ale is getting popular outside the state.

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UK. Antic to expand and launch its own beer

Antic, the London pub group that owns the Dogstar in Brixton, is set to expand from 16 to 24 sites.

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US. Demand For Craft Beer Boosts Local Brewery

Demand for locally-produced beer is growing across the country, and here in the Mid-South it’s fueling the expansion of a brewery in Memphis. “We need to increase our refrigeration space, and increase our production capabilities in terms of extra boilers, … Continue reading

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