Japanese beer firms make headway in South Korea

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Japanese beer is becoming increasingly prominent in South Korea, where its popularity is growing mainly among young people due to its deeper flavors and finer beer head than domestic brews. (more…)

Thailand. Red-hot ThaiBev expected to shine further

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Amid a largely tepid Singapore bourse, Thai Beverage has stood out with its frothy rise this year, attracting investors with its dominance in Thailand’s alcohol market and strong earnings growth. (more…)

India. Bangalore: To be ale and hearty

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Whitefield might have its share of infrastructural woes, but in the meanwhile, the number of microbreweries opening up in the neighbourhood means that someone is at least raising ‘hops’! The beer would be available only in early September, we were told when we visited Biergarten, but we are used to waiting in, and for things, in Whitefield, so we weren’t surprised. (more…)

Vietnam. Debate rages over Sabeco nepotism accusations

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The head of Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) Nguyen Dinh Cung has called the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) “shameless” after it claimed the promotion of former minister Vu Huy Hoang’s son had followed all procedures. (more…)

Thailand. On tap and in the bottle

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Sun-dried bananas and chilli paste are just some of the unusual ingredients that go into local craft beers.

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SIX LOCALLY brewed suds are to be crowned “leaders of the pack”, when the country’s first craft beer competition takes place next weekend. (more…)

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…)