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3-2019

Russia: Positions of Brewing Companies

The review contains an analysis of interim performance of brewers in the first half of 2019. There are rather dynamic changes behind a modest industry growth. Baltika is again experiencing a stage of volumes and market share slid due to competition with AB InBev Efes. Because of the price competition and presence expansion in the modern trade company #2. has come close to the leading position. At the same time sales of Heineken Russia have continued growing which makes the premium part of the portfolio heavier. The market premiumization trend had been also confirmed by import brands. MBC and Zavod Trekhsosenskiy have been the most successful among federal market players. The market share of independent regional brewers and Ochakovo have continued falling as they are being squeezed out by the market leaders at their competitive fields.

Ukrainian beer market 2019: companies and brands

In 2019 beer production and market have been still fluctuating about zero point. However, the past season was successful for brewers judging by the sales profitability. The price mix has improved due to rapid general market premiumization, as well as its particular aspect, the growth of import beer sales. By the season end AB InBev Efes improved its positions considerably. It turned out that consumers had not forgot Efes brands that had to leave the market, but started to recover rapidly. Against the stagnating market that meant sales decline of other companies, in the first place Carlsberg Group that most of all beneficiated from Efes exiting the market. PPB turned out to be stable to branding activity of its competitor and Obolon kept the same volumes and at the moment it is the absolute leader of the economy segment. The share growth of independent producers took place thanks to leading craft breweries, that so far do not have a big market weight, but they are rapidly gaining it.

Brewing industry in Kazakhstan 2019

During the first half of 2019, the majority of Kazakh brewers made their contribution into positive dynamics. Yet it was companies of the lower division, not the two transnational leaders that raised their production and sales. The shares of draft beer and aluminum can which is rapidly squeezing glass bottle out of the market, have been growing. The price segmentation has remained stable despite the substantial rise of retail prices and fluctuations of brand market shares, while the borders between segments have become blurred. The main events in the industry have been: the announced revision of the beer excise policy, launch of BeerKhan brand in the strong beer segment, and most important – purchasing assets of Shymkentbeer by Arasan.

India. Mumbai’s Gateway Brewing: Say hello to a chilled coffee beer

Mumbai’s Gateway Brewing Co. and a home brewer come together to launch Kaapi, a stout infused with single-estate coffee.

What happens when you infuse an Indian stout with a single estate coffee from southern India? You get Kaapi. But, first. in case you are unfamiliar with different styles of beer, here’s a bit about stouts.

A stout is a dark beer made of roasted malts or barley, and the most famous, commercially produced stout is Guinness. Kaapi, though, is Indian, and the result of a collaboration between a homebrewer and the Gateway Brewing Company. Gateway, headquartered in Mumbai, is a craft brewery that makes some fine beers such as the White Zen, a German-style wheat beer, and an India Pale Ale. Its beers are on tap at various pubs and restaurants across the city.

Kaapi was born when home-brewer Pratik Bavishi — Mumbai has a busy home-brewing scene, by the way — called up Gateway head Navin Mittal and asked him to check out a stout he had just brewed.

“Pratik had made a nice stout, but he had made it from imported malts,” says Mittal, who set up Gateway Brewing some four years ago and who serves as a sounding board for home brewers across the city.

“So, I said, why don’t we make the same thing using Indian malt? So, that’s what we did, and then we got coffee from Blue Tokai (a start-up that roasts and sells single estate coffees) and infused the stout with it.”

The duo started by brewing small batches, and earlier this month, Bavishi brewed a big batch — about 400 litres — at Gateway’s brewery, in Dombivli. The stuff was so good, says Mittal, that he decided to offer it as a limited release. Kaapi, which will be launched on January 29, at Woodside Inn, in Andheri, to mark Gateway’s second anniversary, will also be available at other pubs and bars across the city.

27 Янв. 2016

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