US. Demand For Craft Beer Boosts Local Brewery

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Demand for locally-produced beer is growing across the country, and here in the Mid-South it’s fueling the expansion of a brewery in Memphis.
“We need to increase our refrigeration space, and increase our production capabilities in terms of extra boilers, more fermentation tanks, so we have more time and space to age the beers,” said Chuck Skypeck, founding partner of Ghost River Brewing. (more…)

Heineken to be inaugural participant in United Nations Global Compact LEAD

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During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jean-Fran?ois van Boxmeer, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Heineken NV, joined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and CEOs of other leading international companies for the launch of Global Compact LEAD.
This new platform created by the UN Global Compact has been established to set a new benchmark for corporate sustainability. (more…)

UK. Hopes and trends for 2011

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With 2011 sizing up to be a thrilling year for beer, the drinks business picked the brains of several leading on-trade operators and industry observers and, like a FIFA executive prodding a German octopus, asked them for their predictions. (more…)

UK. Brewery is one Sharp shooter

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Sharp’s Brewery has cemented its position as one of the fastest-rising players in the British craft brewing sector after reporting impressive growth figures. (more…)

Germany: Beer sales sink to new low

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Sales of German beer have dropped below 100m hectolitres for the first time in at least a decade as domestic demand fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2010. (more…)