Tanzania: SBL to Launch Modern Brewery in Moshi

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Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) is set to inaugurate its state of the art brewery in Moshi tomorrow, as part of the company’s strategy to increase its production capacity. SBL is the second largest beer company in Tanzania, with its own brands accounting for 15 per cent of the market by volume. (more…)

Cider Seen as Next ‘Craft’ Brew as Sales Climb 25% This Year

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A decade ago, it seemed hard cider had met its match, as fast-charging hard-lemonade brands stole a big slice of the category’s sweet-drinking audience. But now the bite is back, as cider sales rebound thanks to surging interest from a new consumer base: sophisticated craft beer drinkers searching for taste adventures. (more…)

Kenya’s EABL bets on canned beer to beat new rules

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Kenya’s East African Breweries is investing in a beer canning line to tap a growing market of consumers who drink at home after the country introduced tough new restrictions on sale of alcohol in bars, its chief executive said. (more…)

Independence Brewing Co. tugs Texas beer market

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In 2004, Amy Cartwright delivered 650 kegs of beer to Austin-area bars with her Honda Accord. In the last fiscal year, the craft beer microbrewery she and husband Rob Cartwright founded delivered more than 5,000 kegs. (more…)

Heineken sparks beer wars with Nairobi office

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Global beverage giant Heineken has opened a regional headquarters in Nairobi to help push its brands in the market, setting the stage for a market share war with East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) and SABMiller. (more…)