Ukraine. Beer market could grow by 5-10% in 2011

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The Ukrainian beer market could grow by 5-10% in 2011 compared to 2010 and reach the figures of the 2007 record, Marketing Director at SUN InBev Ukraine Kostiantyn Klymenko has said. (more…)

just the Answer – Anheuser-Busch InBev’s UK President

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Following news that Anheuser-Busch InBev is to launch a cider under its Stella Artois brand in the UK, just-drinks thought it was high time we caught up with the brewer’s UK president. Here, just-drinks deputy editor Chris Mercer poses Stuart MacFarlane questions on Stella Cidre, the Stella brand’s rehabilitation process and the brewer’s UK business in general. (more…)

US. Sierra Nevada Brewing is a true innovator

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The American craft beer movement is just over 30 years old – and the people who started it are still driving the ship. Yes, there were some brewing pioneers in the mid-1970s who were emphasizing artisanal values and making the first modern American craft beers – like the venerable Anchor Brewing Co. and New Albion Brewery in Northern California.
For me, the movement begins with Anchor but is defined by the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., which celebrated its 30th anniversary in November 2010. (more…)

UK. BBPA calls for freeze on beer tax

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The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has urged the government to freeze beer tax in next month’s budget to give the industry a boost. (more…)

Fritz Maytag and Ken Grossman Keynote 2011 Craft Brewers Conference

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Keynote speakers Fritz Maytag and Ken Grossman will officially open the Brewers Association’s Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) in San Francisco, Calif. on March 23. More than 2,500 of the world’s leading brewers, brewery owners and brewing supply professionals are expected at this year’s CBC.

Molson Coors makes new appointments

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Global brewer Molson Coors is pfeased to announce that Bill Waters. 42, has been been named the Company’s new Chief Corporate Strategy Officer, reporting to Kandy Anand, President of Molson Coors International (MCI). (more…)

UK. RC Brewery ‘to break even’

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Owners of RC Brewery, the Liverpool brewer and pub operator that emerged from the collapse of Cains Beer Company, reports that it will pass the break-even mark in its current financial year – three years after the Dusanj brothers bought the business out of administration. (more…)