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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. The Craft Beer Weekender brings 6 breweries together

On the occasion of International Beer Day (August 5), The Craft Beer Weekender is a two-day festival which will see participation from six breweries — Gateway Brewing Company, Doolally Taproom, White Owl Brewery, Independence Brewing Company, Effingut Brewerkz, and Brewbot Eatery and Pub Brewery (also, the host for the event).

“The festival is our stand to showcase the love for craft beer and also, educate the patrons about the artisanal brews,” says Anand Morwani, Co-Partner, Brewbot, who has curated the festival.

Available at the festival will be over 20 beers in styles including German Hefeweizen, Belgium Wit-bier, stouts, porters, IPAs (India Pale Ale), ciders and honey-based meads. “Most people find IPA too bitter, so, we've created a non-intimidating version with hops from America, Europe and New Zealand,” adds Morwani. The brews are priced at INR 250 per glass.

The carnival will feature a special food menu including sliders and poutine, along with a live grills counter and a sausage and hot dog stall. Guests can tuck into beer-infused food with desserts such as Stout and Chocolate Chip Waffles.

While patrons can play beer pong over Rock and Alternative playlist, they can also enjoy a tour of the microbrewery every hour to learn the process of making craft beer. On the eve of the weekender, the venue will also host an interactive workshop, where guests learn about the history of beer, its types, the step-by-step process of brewing a beer, and also, enjoy beer tastings. Lastly, the patrons will also get a chance to pick one of the two beer styles put up for a vote. Post the festival, participating breweries will prepare their version of the winning style as the city's first crowdsourced craft brew.

2 Авг. 2016



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