GermanMalt becomes part of GrainCorp Malt

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Subject to approval by merger control GermanMalt GmbH & Co. KG, Osthofen, will become part of the international GrainCorp Group. The shareholders of Schill-Malz GmbH & Co. KG, Osthofen, and C. Thywissen GmbH, Neuss, have agreed last Friday to sell their shares including their participation in Rhein-Ruhr-Malz GmbH & Co. KG and Th?ringer Malz GmbH. (more…)

SABMiller Trading Update

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SABMiller plc (SAB.L) today issues its Interim Management Statement for the group’s first quarter ended 30 June 2011. The calculation of the organic growth rates below excludes the effects of acquisitions and disposals. (more…)

US. Coast Brands Announces its Craft Beer Division

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In response to an overwhelming demand from its distributor and retail partners, Coast Brands Group, LLC has announced the creation of its Craft Beer Division. Coast Brands, known for its one-of-a-kind Distributor Network and retail authorization services, has already signed two brands to its Craft Beer Portfolio: Crazy Mountain Brewery, located in Vail, Colorado and Hardtail Brewery, the World’s first “Biker” Craft Beer. (more…)

Russian beer: crying in their cups

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For decades, Kremlin leaders have been trying to crack down on the consumption of vodka, and its illegal cousin moonshine, in a bid to cut alcoholism and revive life expectancy. Now president Dmitry Medvedev and the state duma are targeting Russia’s favourite ‘non-alcoholic beverage’: beer. (more…)

Fruit flavoured beer is a new craze in Croatia

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Fruit-flavoured beer known as “Radler” in Germany or “shandy” in the UK has become a summer hit in Croatia taking up a five to 10 per cent share in beer market sales. (more…)

India. First time in 8 yrs, beer sales dip in summer

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A feel good economy perks up beer enthusiasts in emerging markets, said an investment report from Swiss bank UBS last year. India’s beer consumption in the peak summer months declined for the first time in eight years probably tracking sober economic mood and steep price hikes in the big guzzling states like Maharashtra. (more…)