Kirin Brewery of America Launches World’s First 0.00% Alcohol Content Malt Beverage

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Creating an entirely new beverage category, high-end beer brewer, Kirin Brewery of America LLC (Kirin), today announced it is introducing Kirin Free, the world’s first 0.00% alcohol content beertaste malt beverage to the United States, with the initial launch in three select Southern California counties — Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego. (more…)

Tanzania brewery deal has hangover

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East African Breweries Ltd said yesterday that the sale of its 20% stake in brewing giant SABMiller’s Tanzanian unit, expected to raise 121.5-billion shillings (R562-million), was delayed indefinitely. (more…)

Canadian craft brewers turn passion into profit

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It has long been the lament of small business owners that so-called big business controls too much of the economy, and there remains little room for effective competition. (more…)

Belarus Urges Russia to Recognize Beer Non-Alcoholic Drinks

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Belarus insists on Russia’s no longer equating beer to alcohol. These conditions were laid down by Belarus during the negotiation of a draft technical regulation “On the security of alcoholic beverages,” planned within the Customs Union. (more…)

UK. Roger Martin to hand over reporting / conference business

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Roger Martin, the industry wide known publisher of „The Brewing Raw Materials Journal“ and organizer of the „World Barley, Malt & Beer Conference“, announced, that as from 24 October 2011 both businesses will be taken over by new owners. (more…)

Weber: “Beer market changes – changes in supply”

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It wasn’t actually part of his life plan, three or four years ago, to join the Karlsberg brewery, Germany. “I reconsidered when it went back to being a 100% family company. I thought, the time is right, I’ll have fun – so go ahead”, explains Christian Weber, member of the management team. (more…)