Vietnam. 5 O’Clock Somewhere: Another Beer Found, Another Day Lost

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Craft Beer in Saigon

“Are you looking for something lighter or darker?” asks a twenty-something Vietnamese man from behind the bar. His name is “H” (like the letter, he tells me) and by the looks of him, H enjoys his beer. He doesn’t have the traditional slender frame of his countrymen, but carries a slight paunch that’s become increasingly prevalent as Western indulgences, such as craft beer, make their way into Vietnam. (more…)

Vietnam. No alcohol – only tea and milk

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A resolution on the prohibition of the consumption of beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages at state establishments of the region before and after Lunar New year has been issued in the Vietnamese province of Kon Tum. (more…)

China. Baijiu far outperforming nation’s beer market

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Chinese people may be shifting away from traditional alcoholic drinks like baijiu, an industry already hit hard by Beijing’s crackdown on corruption, but top distillers like Kweichow Moutai still offer a good investment opportunity, says a new Macquarie research report. (more…)

Drinktec 2017: Focus on water and energy management

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Water is the most important basic ingredient for the brewing and beverages industry. But that´s just part of the story. In the production processes, water fulfills many other functions—either as process water, an energy carrier or in cleaning operations. (more…)

Malaysia. Tapping into an auspicious year

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Chinese New Year celebrations kicked off with a cheer for the Star Media Group Bhd (formerly known as Star Publications (M) Bhd) management and staff as Carlsberg Malaysia visited Menara Star in Section 16, Petaling Jaya. (more…)

India. The Beer Cafe is looking to raise nearly $40 mn from PE funds

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BTB Marketing Pvt. Ltd, the New Delhi-based company that runs The Beer Cafe, a chain of beer bars, is in talks with private equity funds to raise up to $40 million (Rs.270 crore) to expand its presence across the country, said two people directly familiar with the development. (more…)