Tsingtao to open new brewery in Jieyang

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Tsingtao Brewery Company Limited, China’s largest and the world’s sixth-largest brewer, is building another new plant in China, this time in Jieyang city, Guangdong province, Chinese newspapers reported on Monday. The company and and Guangdong Jieyang City signed an investment agreement on June, 24. (more…)

SABMiller to enter speciality beer market

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Global brewing giant SABMiller PLC /quotes/zigman/309144 SBMRY +3.38% said Thursday it will enter the high growth market of specialty beers, where its main competitors Belgian Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI.BT) and Dutch Heineken NV (HEIA.AE) are already active, with a distribution agreement with the Belgian Van Steenberge Brewery. (more…)

India. Carlsberg launches super premium strong beer

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The world’s fourth largest brewer Carlsberg is positioning strong beer in the premium segment, a market so far restricted to mild beer. The Danish company will brew Carlsberg Elephant, a super premium beer to bet on strong beer which accounts for the lion’s share of the market. (more…)

US. Dick Yuengling Rewrites Family History

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When Richard “Dick” Yuengling Jr. first took a job at his family’s brewery as a teenager, his grandfather’s secretary discreetly gave him this advice: “You ought to go out and do something else, because we’re barely making payroll.” (more…)