India. Lounge review: White Owl beer keggers, Mumbai

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To bring the kegger home, it’s mandatory to have a one-day liquor permit from the excise department.
For the first time in India, beer enthusiasts in Mumbai can bring craft beer home in handy five-litre keggers, courtesy the White Owl brewery in Lower Parel. (more…)

Drinks industry: India’s battle with the bottle

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http-%2f%2fcom-ft-imagepublish-prod-s3-amazonawsCarlsberg, the Danish brewer, opened its seventh brewery in India two years ago: a $25m plant, capable of brewing 50m litres a year of beer, in Bihar — a state of nearly 100m. Alcohol demand was growing in the state and the brewery was mostly intended to sate local drinkers’ thirst. But on April 5, the Carlsberg plant, like all the breweries and distilleries in Bihar, was ordered to halt production and shipment of its brews. (more…)

India. Kaama looks to double sales of craft beer Witlinger

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After its trial run since 2014 in the Delhi market, Kaama Impex Private is all set to double the sales of its craft beer Witlinger in the country with a big marketing strategy planned for the current and next financial years (FY). (more…)

Chinese beer slowdown but silver lining emerging

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Chinese annual consumption of domestically made beer is falling by a level more than double the size of Australia’s total beer production, a response to both an economic slowdown and a change in drinking habits. (more…)

SABMiller India Ltd again in the red, but the losses are decreasing

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The fiscal year 2015-16 was a positive year for the beer industry with a return to volume growth despite regulatory issues. SABMiller India was able to grow sales revenue by circa 5% in the face of an increasingly competitive market place re-affirming again the strength of its brands. (more…)

Listings by top Vietnamese brewers seen delayed to Q1 2017

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The brewers’ share debuts were originally scheduled by the end of 2016.

Listings by Vietnamese brewers Sabeco and Habeco could be delayed until the first quarter of 2017, a minister said, due to the completion of formalities and talks with existing investor Carlsberg. (more…)