Monthly Archives: August 2011

Exbusinessmen to form brewery

A new micobrewery is to open in Oxfordshire after its founders decided to escape the rat race.

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Guinness brings bottled Black Lager to the US

Guinness Black Lager, tested recently in both Northern Ireland and Malaysia, is the company’s first foray into the craft beer market, with the fabled Irish brewer looking to develop a beer with the taste of a lager and the character … Continue reading

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Bulgaria Oldest Brewery Sells Malt Production to French Co

The French company Malteries Soufflet is acquiring the malt production of Bulgaria’s oldest commercial brewery “Kamenitza.”

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Brazil’s AmBev Shaping Up As Potential Leader

The market’s uptrend is still quite new, and leaders from a host of industry groups may yet emerge. But so far, beverage makers are taking the lead in Latin America.

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MillerCoors spent $630K lobbying

MillerCoors LLC spent $630,000 in the second quarter to lobby the federal government on tax, advertising, agriculture and alcohol regulation, according to a recent disclosure report.

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Canada. Prairie Malt cuts output and staff by more than half

Prairie Malt, a major producer of malt in Canada and a joint venture of Cargill and Viterra, on Thursday announced to lay off 35 out of 70 workers and to cut output due to the end of a supply deal … Continue reading

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Tanzania Breweries could pay $22m in beer war

Tanzania Breweries Ltd, the country’s largest brewer, could end up paying millions of dollars in damages to its rival Serengeti Breweries Ltd over widely publicised sabotage accusations in the battle for customers

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Weak Foster’s results give SABMiller’s offer a chance

A sustained appreciation in the value of the Australian dollar or the arrival of an aggressive private equity player are regarded as the only factors that might impede SABMiller’s success in acquiring control of Australian brewer Foster’s.

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Nigeria’s huge beer market offers opening for more investments

Nigeria and nine other African countries have emerged as very promising beer markets, a research by Renaissance Capital, a leading emerging markets investment bank has revealed. Renaissance analysts expect significant sector growth across the region, driven by a growing population, … Continue reading

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Canadian maltster to lower production

Prairie Malt Limited, a Canadian producer of malt for beer brewers, said on Thursday that it will reduce production

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