India. Bihar brings in new law to ban alcohol

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The state government in Bihar headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday brought a new law to ban alcohol in the state barely two days after the Patna High Court had quashed its previous total prohibition order. (more…)

Thailand. Loosen up! Time to change strict booze laws

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One evening at a bar in Myanmar, a bartender hands me a glass of local beer he nicely pours out of the tap. “Myanmar has a number of local beers and drinks you can enjoy. It is actually a kind of exploration. You can try various beers until finding the one you like the most. How about Thailand, sir?”. (more…)

India. Microbrewery Gateway looks to raise $3 mn

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The two-year-old start-up will utilise the capital to start its bottling operations for distribution of their beer across the country.


Gateway Brewing Co., Mumbai’s first microbrewery,is in advanced talks with investors to raise around $3 million in its Series A round, co-founder Naveen Mittal said. (more…)

Thai craft beer comes of age

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30296405-01_bigPhuket-based Full Moon Brewworks grabs an international prize

It’s mission accomplished for Thai craft-beer pioneer Full Moon Brewworks, which after years of hard work snatched the gold medal at the recent World Beer Awards in London. Now it’s ready to take on the world with its new brew, Chatri IPA. (more…)

Anheuser-Busch to pay US SEC $6 million to settle India bribery charges

Anheuser-Busch to pay US SEC $6 million to settle India bribery charges
A man walks past the logo of Anheuser-Busch InBev at the brewer's headquarters in Leuven, Belgium February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File photo
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SEC investigation found that Anheuser-Busch InBev SA used third-party sales promoters to make improper payments to officials in India to boost sales and production. (more…)