Burundi brewer Brarudi says sales up 21 pct

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Burundi’s main beer brewer firm Brarudi, majority owned by Heineken NV (HEIN.AS), said on Wednesday its sales of beer and soft drinks rose 21 percent in 2010. (more…)

Marston’s toasts strong beer sales

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The maker of Pedigree and Banks’s beer has delivered market-beating sales figures after a winter boosted by England’s Ashes cricket triumph. (more…)

India. SABMiller launches beer in PET bottles

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Now, you can carry your beer with you without worrying about them breaking. SABMiller has launched its strong beer brand Haywards 5000 in PET bottles in India, following which many other breweries are actively working on introducing the new packaging material for their beer. (more…)

Is Extremism in Craft Beer a Good Thing?

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In 1964, during his acceptance speech as a presidential candidate, Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater famously proclaimed that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice…[and] moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” Considering that Goldwater got clobbered by Lyndon Johnson in the election that followed, he obviously misgauged the mood of the nation at the time. (more…)