Cheers to the Asian beer market

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It was probably a change of mind when Carlsberg dropped its “Probably the best beer in the world” slogan for “‘That calls for a Carlsberg”. (more…)

The beer packaging debate

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Even Jason Spaulding, co-owner of Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, needed to be convinced craft beer in a can could work. (more…)

China. NDRC Hauls in Beer Makers over Price Hikes

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The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic planner, has hauled in representatives from China’s four largest beer makers for talks over their price hikes, as it looks to tackle public concerns over soaring inflation. (more…)

Canada. Small breweries make a big splash

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As he sits in his Kensington Market restaurant watching diners munching on gourmet burgers and sweet potato fries, Brock Shephard has something else on his mind. (more…)

France: Beer consumption declines by 1.7% in 2010

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In France an overall decline in beer consumption by 1.7% to 19.73 million hectoliters is recorded in 2010, said Pascal Ch?vremont, new managing director of Brasseurs de France, during a press briefing on Monday. (more…)

New Zealand brewery launches “breakfast beer”

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A New Zealand brewery launched what it called a ‘breakfast beer,’ a full strength lager with a cherry flavour but 5.5 per cent alcohol content, at an Auckland cafe on Thursday. (more…)

UK. Heineken to charge for beer keg losses

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Brewer Heineken UK is planning to introduce a ?25 charge for each beer and cider container customers fail to return after revealing kegs and casks are being lost at an alarming rate. (more…)