Brau Beviale 2012: “sector full of optimism”

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Beverage industry doesn’t allow the good mood to be spoilt
New opening days increase number of visitors to 32,810*
A good 100 participants at first European MicroBrew Symposium (more…)

UK. Banned at home, Pakistan brewery seizes Hollywood moment

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What have Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, underage drinking and Pakistan’s only beer maker got in common?

It was the arrest of the Hollywood stars’ daughter in New York with a can of Murree Brewery’s (MUBR.KA) beer last June that propelled the company out of obscurity and into the spotlight. (more…)

Kirin Follows Heineken With $2.2 Billion Offer; Shares Tumble

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Kirin Holdings Co. (2503), Japan’s largest drinks maker, may pay S$2.7 billion ($2.2 billion) to expand in Southeast Asia, following brewers Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI) and Heineken NV (HEIA) as they buy into emerging-market growth. (more…)

US. Breweries pour millions into MT economy

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Beer-lovers, rejoice: The next time you crack open a cold one, you can replace any feeling of guilt with the satisfaction that you’ve just stimulated the local economy. (more…)

US. Big Beer dresses up in craft brewers’ clothing

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Big, global breweries have taken notice of the red-hot craft beer movement. In response, they have begun to buy and replicate their way into the movement. Some craft brewers have cried foul. (more…)

UK. Miller Brands’ St Stefanus Grand Cru

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From November, Miller Brands (UK) Ltd is expanding its portfolio of speciality beers with the launch of St Stefanus Grand Cru, a smooth, well-balanced Belgian Abbey Beer brewed to mature in the bottle, so consumers can choose how they want their beer to taste. (more…)

Brau Beviale Draws 32K Optimistic Visitors

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N?rnbergMesse reports that some 32,000 trade visitors were apparently very satisfied with the new opening days of Brau Beviale— now Tuesday to Thursday—and the extensive range of products from the 1,284 exhibitors (2011: 1,384). The three-day event concludes today. (more…)

Heineken completes acquisition of F&N’s direct and indirect interests in APB

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Heineken N.V. (‘Heineken’) today announced that Heineken International B.V. (‘HIBV’) has completed the acquisition of Fraser and Neave, Limited’s (‘F&N’) direct and indirect interests in Asia Pacific Breweries Limited (‘APB’) and F&N’s interest in the non-APB assets held by Asia Pacific Investment Private Limited (‘APIPL’) (the ‘Transaction’). (more…)