Ireland. Heineken warn of challenging 2011

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Heineken’s Irish market share grew marginally last year — driven by good performances from its eponymous lager and Coors Light brands — but the company has warned of a “challenging” 2011 ahead. (more…)

US. Outgrowing its Fulton Street brewery, Goose Island outsourcing two beers

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Chicago’s biggest craft beer producer, Goose Island, is outgrowing its britches on the Near West Side. Fighting to keep up with growing demand as the craft beer market in the United States explodes, while still innovating and brewing new beverages, the company has reached a deal to outsource two of its beers to a brewery in New Hampshire. (more…)

Russia. Investors eye Carlsberg views on rising costs

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Carlsberg’s (CARLb.CO) strategy for coping with rising raw material costs and its views on growth in the key Russian beer market will be in the spotlight when the Danish brewer reports results on Monday. (more…)

Prazdroj has a new director of corporate relations and communication

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Drahom?ra Mand?kov? (38) has been named director of corporate relations and communication at Plze?sk? Prazdroj. She will fall back on her experience from her previous position as manager of customer relations in Plze?sk? Prazdroj, together with her 11-year experience in our sister company, Pivovary Topvar, in Slovakia.
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Getting Hooked on Craft Brewers Alliance

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A few weeks ago, I came across the Craft Brewers Alliance (Nasdaq: HOOK) as I was doing research on beer stocks. Though I’d never seen the company’s name before, I immediately recognized its flagship brands: Red Hook, Long Hammer, Goose Island, and Kona. That’s probably because I’m a devotee of the craft brew section of my local grocery store. (more…)