UK. BBPA calls for freeze on beer tax

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The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has urged the government to freeze beer tax in next month’s budget to give the industry a boost. (more…)

Fritz Maytag and Ken Grossman Keynote 2011 Craft Brewers Conference

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Keynote speakers Fritz Maytag and Ken Grossman will officially open the Brewers Association’s Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) in San Francisco, Calif. on March 23. More than 2,500 of the world’s leading brewers, brewery owners and brewing supply professionals are expected at this year’s CBC.

Molson Coors makes new appointments

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Global brewer Molson Coors is pfeased to announce that Bill Waters. 42, has been been named the Company’s new Chief Corporate Strategy Officer, reporting to Kandy Anand, President of Molson Coors International (MCI). (more…)

UK. RC Brewery ‘to break even’

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Owners of RC Brewery, the Liverpool brewer and pub operator that emerged from the collapse of Cains Beer Company, reports that it will pass the break-even mark in its current financial year – three years after the Dusanj brothers bought the business out of administration. (more…)

EU Court: UK Law Applies In Anheuser-Busch Trademark Case

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British law will apply in judging the validity of an eleventh-hour challenge by brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev NV  to rival Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar’s right to use the name “Budweiser” to brand its beer in the U.K. (more…)

The American craft beer scene goes global

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Foreign breweries draw inspiration from U.S. craft brewers, who are increasing exports (and looking to build overseas). There’s even a black market for the States’ specialty suds. (more…)

Market marches up amid M&A murmurings

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SABMiller was in the spotlight as analysts at Credit Suisse suggested that the brewer of Peroni and Grolsch could be targeted by brewing giant, AB Inbev. (more…)

US. New Draught Beer Quality Resources

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The Draught Beer Quality (DBQ) Working Group of the Brewers Association Technical Committee has added new resources to In early 2010, the DBQ Group identified the need for concise, easy-to-read information for use at retail. (more…)