Molson Coors Brings Carling to Ukraine

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Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP) announced today that it has launched Carling in Ukraine, Eastern Europe’s second largest beer market, through a commercial joint venture with Obolon Company, a leading Ukraine brewer. (more…)

Japan’s Asahi to Keep Hyogo Brewery Open Another Year

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Japan’s Asahi Breweries Ltd. said that it will put off closing its Nishinomiya plant by one year to the end of August 2012 since power shortages at Tohoku and Kanto facilities will hamper efforts to raise output. (more…)

Philippines’ San Miguel eyes share offer for brewery

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* Says in talks with Kirin on San Miguel Brewery share sale
* Plans to put up breweries in Laos, Cambodia
* To open 4 additional bottling plants in Philippines (Recasts, adds comments after stockholders’ meeting) (more…)

Is the Thirst for Craft Beers Changing?

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The beer-making industry is generally characterized by steady and predictable growth, yet this year major brewers have had a tough time meeting expectations so far. The sector has been slow to recover in the wake of the financial crisis. In the first quarter, three of the four major U.S. beer-makers failed to meet their target earnings per share. (more…)

Molson aims to tap craft beer market

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Molson Coors Canada has launched the Six Pints Specialty Beer Co., a new stand-alone segment targeted at the craft and specialty beer industry. (more…)

Molson Coors increases regular quarterly dividend by 14%

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Molson Coors Brewing Company announced that its Board of Directors has increased the quarterly dividend on its Class A and Class B common shares by 14%, or $0.04, to US$0.32 per share, payable June 15, 2011, to shareholders of record on June 6, 2011. (more…)