Czech Budvar wins Budweiser trademark in United Kingdom

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Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar said a British court rejected Anheuser-Busch InBev’s request to secure exclusive rights to the Budweiser trademark, the latest ruling in its long-running legal battle with the world’s biggest brewer. (more…)

Asahi held top spot in domestic beer shipments

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Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. (2502.TO) maintained its No. 1 position in the Japanese beer market in terms of the number of cases shipped in 2012 for the third consecutive year, according to data released Wednesday by brewers. (more…)

Alaskan Brewing Repurposes Spent Grain as Fuel Source

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The Alaskan Brewing Company is now operating with a new fuel source: beer. More specifically, they are using the wet grain known as “spent grain,” left over from the brewing process, as the sole fuel source for their steam boiler. Alaskan is the first craft brewery in the world to use this brewing by-product in this way, reducing the company’s fuel oil consumption in brewhouse operations by 60-70 percent. (more…)

Sales of Cerveza Cusque?a in Chile Increase by Almost 50%

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– Premium beer Cusque?a is imported and distributed by Vi?a Concha y Toro
– In 2012, the Premium segment in Chile represented 22% of the total beer market
– Cusque?a beer has been sold in all regions of Chile since 2007 (more…)

Merger headache brewing for Busch

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Regulators will soon ask Anheuser-Busch InBev — the world’s biggest brewer — to make major concessions to complete its $19 billion buyout of Grupo Modelo, a well-placed source said. (more…)