The domestic market has been divided among five major brewers of China

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The Chinese beer market is controlled by five major producers: Snow Beer, Tsingtao, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Yanjing and Carlsberg. Due to the short shelf-life of beer, high transport costs and regional characteristics the brewing companies seek first to consolidate its position in the market of a particular province, to increase the profit at the local level, and then to expand the production. (more…)

The Chinese Tsingtao tops import beer sales in Korea

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The Chinese beer Tsingtao has emerged as the No. 1 import brand in Korea at a leading supermarket chain, industry data showed Friday, amid the rising popularity of Chinese cuisine in the country. (more…)

Finally, an Indian beer to savour

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On why the author has happily switched from 571-year-old Hoegaarden to toddler upstart Bira 91.

The husband and I recently began dating again. Once a week, Babyjaan is packed off to the in-laws, where she indulges in otherwise banned activities such as eating dinner on the bed while watching Chhota Bheem on television. (more…)

China. Carlsberg builds a new brewery in Sichuan Province

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Yesterday, a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new brewery Chongqing Brewery Yibin Co., Ltd was held in Gao Jie Industrial Park of Yibin.

Chongqing Brewery Yibin Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Chongqing Brewery Co., Ltd. in the southern part of Sichuan Province. Meanwhile Chongqing Brewery Co., Ltd. is the world’s fourth largest brewer of Danish Carlsberg Group members. (more…)

Goodbye, vodka? Russians toast craft beer revolution

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Bearded hipsters and bespectacled 20-somethings sip pale ales and dark stouts at Garden Beer, one of Moscow’s new craft beer bars serving “made in Russia” brews to an increasingly discerning clientele. (more…)

India. Liquor ban may hit foreign tourists

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There is an apprehension of decline in the number of tourists, particularly foreigners, visiting Bihar after total prohibition in the state from Tuesday. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists visit places like Bodh Gaya, Nalanda, Rajgir and Vaishali every year. (more…)

Russia. The Communists decided to remove the red star from the Heineken logo

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Vadim Solovyev, the state Duma Deputy and chief lawyer of the CPRF, proposed to prohibit to use a five-pointed red star by foreign companies for their trademarks and logos. The corresponding appeal to the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev will be sent in the near future, the MP said to the «Lenta.ru». (more…)

Mango lager? India’s thirst for craft beer grows

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India’s version of craft brewing is seeing scores of thirsty tipplers sample everything from coconut stout to mango lager, as tastes mature in a country that has traditionally only downed strong liquor “to get a kick”. (more…)