Cambodia. Strike slows flow of Angkor beer

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Cambrew’s brewery in Sihanoukville is still producing beer, but an ongoing strike could put its flagship Angkor brand in short supply after the labour dispute forced a suspension of the factory’s warehouse and distribution activities this week. (more…)

China. Craft Beer in Suzhou: Birdland

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Craft beers, microbreweries and tap houses have helped give a much needed shot in the arm to an ailing drinks industry in recent years, and it’s a trend that’s now hitting up Suzhou. (more…)

India. Booze brawl between politicans in Dehli

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The row over liquor licences dominated the second day of the assembly session on Tuesday. The Opposition staged a walkout over allegations that the AAP government was promoting alcohol in the city. (more…)

UK court says SABMiller shareholders can be split into two classes

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SABMiller shareholders can be treated as two separate groups when they vote on the brewer’s 79 billion pound ($103 billion) takeover by Anheuser Busch InBev, a court in London ruled on Tuesday, granting a request from SAB aimed at making the vote as fair as possible. (more…)

India. Opposition party demands to close 11 liquor shops in Delhi

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Demanding closure of 11 liquor shops allegedly opened against the wishes of locals, Swaraj Abhiyan today stepped up attack on Delhi government saying it will hold a public hearing against one such outlet in the constituency of Culture Minister Kapil Mishra. (more…)

China Resources Beer has bigger M&A fish to fry

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Over the past two decades, China Resources Beer has become the largest player in the Chinese beer market by aggressively snapping up smaller targets. But on Friday, management declared that from now on, it will only pursue big acquisitions. (more…)

Thailand. Born, bred (and perhaps brewed)

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The place looks like a regular house in the suburban Pak Kret district, roughly one-hour drive out of Bangkok. Look closer, however, the house appears unlived, more like a warehouse with some sort of operation going on inside, and a walk round to its backyard reveals five massive hothouses which span 1,600m². (more…)