Listings by top Vietnamese brewers seen delayed to Q1 2017

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The brewers’ share debuts were originally scheduled by the end of 2016.

Listings by Vietnamese brewers Sabeco and Habeco could be delayed until the first quarter of 2017, a minister said, due to the completion of formalities and talks with existing investor Carlsberg. (more…)

India. Bihar brings in new law to ban alcohol

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The state government in Bihar headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday brought a new law to ban alcohol in the state barely two days after the Patna High Court had quashed its previous total prohibition order. (more…)

Thailand. Loosen up! Time to change strict booze laws

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One evening at a bar in Myanmar, a bartender hands me a glass of local beer he nicely pours out of the tap. “Myanmar has a number of local beers and drinks you can enjoy. It is actually a kind of exploration. You can try various beers until finding the one you like the most. How about Thailand, sir?”. (more…)

India. Microbrewery Gateway looks to raise $3 mn

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The two-year-old start-up will utilise the capital to start its bottling operations for distribution of their beer across the country.

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Gateway Brewing Co., Mumbai’s first microbrewery,is in advanced talks with investors to raise around $3 million in its Series A round, co-founder Naveen Mittal said. (more…)