US beer consumption on decline for fourth year in row

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The Beverage Information Group has reported in its ‘2011 Beer Handbook’ that the US beer industry is showing continuous decline, losing 1.9% to total 2.8 billion cases, for the fourth consecutive year. (more…)

Kirin to issue 70 bln yen in bonds – Nikkei

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Japanese beverage maker Kirin Holdings Co plans to issue straight bonds worth 70 billion yen ($912.4 million) as long-term yields decline in a low interest rate environment, the Nikkei business daily reported today. (more…)

United Breweries launched Heineken in India

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Heineken, the global beer brand has been launched in India by United Breweries. United Breweries announced the launch of locally brewed and bottled Heineken®beer from their brewery in Taloja, near Mumbai. (more…)