Coke looks set to follow up on beer market

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COCA-Cola Amatil has given its strongest signal yet that it will push back into the beer market after selling out of its Australian joint venture with global brewing powerhouse SABMiller. (more…)

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…)