China. Floods, weather render beer flat

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Brewers’ sales take a heavy hit; and slowdown-related slump deepens.

The worst floods in China since 1998 and cooler-than-usual weather are eroding sales at the nation’s brewers, deepening a slump caused by the economic slowdown. (more…)

Hong Kong. Want to be a beer judge? HK Brewcraft has the course for you

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We know there’s some pretty serious beer appreciation going on out there but it’s not every day the chance comes along to take beer drinking to a “professional” level. That’s what home-brewing specialists HK Brewcraft are offering with a course designed to put you on the path to becoming a “beer judge”. (Yes, you read that right). (more…)

India. Gastropub circuit in Namma ‘Pub City’

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The newly formed Bengaluru Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) plans to start a gastropub circuit in the city which brews its own beer, grows its own grapes and makes its own wine. (more…)

Heineken’s Tiger Beer debuts in Taiwan

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You could feel relaxed after getting off work just by enjoying a delicious stir-fried dish and a bottle of Tiger Beer, newly launched in Taiwan by Heineken Asia Pacific, according to a press release issued by the brewery. (more…)

China’s Craft Beer Revolution

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Local brewpubs are becoming well-known internationally, but are held back at home by government regulations. (more…)