Australia. CUB dismisses claims of crafty marketing

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Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) is unmoved by a social media campaign calling on the brewer to be more transparent about its licensing agreement with boutique beer brand, Byron Bay Brewing Company. (more…)

Modelo Especial Reaches Sales Milestone

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Modelo Especial has exceeded 43 million cases in annual depletions, becoming only the third import beer to achieve 40 million cases sold in one calendar year. (more…)

Beer sommelier mixes up beer cocktails and pairs cuisine with boutique ales

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The Korean beer market is changing with a surge in imported beers, featuring brews from Belgium, America and Germany among others, widening the options for consumers. But understanding beer styles such as Trappist ale, saison and imperial stout isn’t always easy. That would be why a cicerone, or a beer sommelier, steps in. A cicerone ensures beer is served the right way and that you have the right brew for your meal, whether it be Korean or Western cuisine. (more…)

Thai takeover opens exit door for coveted F&N chairman Lee

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Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Singapore’s prime minister and chairman of Fraser and Neave Ltd (F&N), will enter a new chapter in his corporate life – and could well leave F&N – as the group looks set to be taken over by Thailand’s third-richest man. (more…)