Pilsner Urquell to be exported to Poland directly from Pilsen

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Beginning April 2011, Pilsner Urquell will be exported to Poland directly from Pilsen. Since 2002, licensed production of Pilsner Urquell has been carried out in the Polish town of Tychy in response to a capacity shortage in the Pilsen brewery (more…)

China. CR Snow announces three acquisitions in Anhui, Liaoning and Zhejiang

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China Resources Snow Breweries Limited (or “CR Snow”), a subsidiary of China Resources Enterprise, Limited (or “The Company”) and a joint venture with SABMiller plc, announced that it has agreed to acquire three breweries in each of Anhui, Liaoning and Zhejiang Provinces in three separate transactions. (more…)

AB InBev to profit from Brazil, U.S. costs in Q4

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Anheuser-Busch InBev , the world’s largest brewer, is set to report a rise in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday, driven by a sharp increase in drinking in Brazil and cost savings in the United States. (more…)

SABMiller expands in Nigeria to take on Heineken

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Brewer SABMiller is to spend over $100 million to build a new brewery in Africa’s second largest beer market Nigeria to take on the country’s brewing heavyweights Heineken and Diageo. (more…)

UK. Craft beer defies downturn

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Locally-brewed craft beers are continuing to defy the economic downturn and the long-term decline in beer drinking, according to a new industry report. (more…)