Beginner’s guide to Chinese beer

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Beer, as we know it today, was first brewed in China in 1900 when a brewery was founded in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang Province. The country has never looked back. (more…)

Thirsty for growth, foreign brewers pile into Myanmar

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Although Buddhist temperance and decades of economic stagnation had curbed beer demand in Myanmar, the booming Southeast Asian country is attracting a slew of foreign breweries with its exceptional growth prospects. (more…)

India. TASMAC staff under pressure to meet sales targets: Unions

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TASMAC employees have alleged that after the closure of 500 oulets, they were under pressure from officials to increase sales and also meet targets set every month. TASMAC district mangers were summoned for a meeting recently at the agency’s headquarters in Chennai and given instructions that sales volumes should not drop at any cost, reliable sources said. (more…)

India. The Craft Beer Weekender brings 6 breweries together

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On the occasion of International Beer Day (August 5), The Craft Beer Weekender is a two-day festival which will see participation from six breweries — Gateway Brewing Company, Doolally Taproom, White Owl Brewery, Independence Brewing Company, Effingut Brewerkz, and Brewbot Eatery and Pub Brewery (also, the host for the event). (more…)

China. Floods, weather render beer flat

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Brewers’ sales take a heavy hit; and slowdown-related slump deepens.

The worst floods in China since 1998 and cooler-than-usual weather are eroding sales at the nation’s brewers, deepening a slump caused by the economic slowdown. (more…)