UK. Miller Brands’ St Stefanus Grand Cru

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From November, Miller Brands (UK) Ltd is expanding its portfolio of speciality beers with the launch of St Stefanus Grand Cru, a smooth, well-balanced Belgian Abbey Beer brewed to mature in the bottle, so consumers can choose how they want their beer to taste. (more…)

Brau Beviale Draws 32K Optimistic Visitors

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N?rnbergMesse reports that some 32,000 trade visitors were apparently very satisfied with the new opening days of Brau Beviale— now Tuesday to Thursday—and the extensive range of products from the 1,284 exhibitors (2011: 1,384). The three-day event concludes today. (more…)

Heineken completes acquisition of F&N’s direct and indirect interests in APB

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Heineken N.V. (‘Heineken’) today announced that Heineken International B.V. (‘HIBV’) has completed the acquisition of Fraser and Neave, Limited’s (‘F&N’) direct and indirect interests in Asia Pacific Breweries Limited (‘APB’) and F&N’s interest in the non-APB assets held by Asia Pacific Investment Private Limited (‘APIPL’) (the ‘Transaction’). (more…)

Brewer’s launches, grows in a down economy

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Taking a sip of the foamy dark beer, Chris Dibble pulls the pint away from his lips and looks at the glass full of oatmeal stout. Then he lets out an audible, satisfied sigh. Sitting on a barstool at Brewer’s Handcrafted Beer and Pizza, his day just got better. (more…)

SABMiller brews faster growth in Latin America with soft drinks

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SABMiller Plc (SAB.L) is brewing strong growth in pockets of Latin America with non-alcoholic malt drinks that expand the beer maker’s target audience beyond adults and mark baby steps into a soft drink market dominated by Coca-Cola (KO.N) and PepsiCo (PEP.N). (more…)

Beer Wars: Craft Brewers Are Using This Strategy to Compete

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American beer has undergone a metamorphosis since the 1970s. Three decades ago the only choice available to consumers was what the Brewers Association terms a “mass-produced commodity with little or no character, tradition or culture worth mentioning.” (more…)