India. Tasmac shop faces residents’ ire

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Over 500 residents of Pushpa Nagar in Nungambakkam staged a protest in front of a Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (Tasmac) shop in their locality demanding its closure as it was located in a residential area. Even school boys were taking to liquor, they said. (more…)

LT Group unit to brew Heineken in Philippines

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Asia Brewery, a subsidiary of Philippine conglomerate LT Group, on Friday struck a deal with Heineken International that will allow it to brew the popular Dutch beer brand. (more…)

India. Residents out against Bevco outlet

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Tension prevailed at Irayancode, near Vithura, on Sunday when nearly 200 residents mounted a strong protest against the opening of a retail liquor outlet of the Kerala State Beverages Corporation (Bevco) there. (more…)

Beer Business (Pivnoe Delo) #2-2016

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“Catalogue of Russian Beer Producers 2016” (database) includes 861 businesses ranging from large subsidiaries of international companies to rather small restaurant and craft breweries.

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China’s getting into IPAs

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May 20 kicked off the fifth annual Shanghai Beer Week. Beer is huge in the world’s most populous nation, and craft beer is growing — Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery even won a silver medal at last month’s World Beer Cup. According to reports by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, China has been both the world’s largest beer producer and consumer for more than 12 years. However, in 2014, domestic production declined for the first time in a decade, just as the craft beer market has started to grow. (more…)

China. Tsingtao building brewery in Jimo for $33 mln, while Carlsberg closes a plant in Bozhou.

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On May 24, 2016, at a board meeting an elective resolution was taken to close Chongqing Brewery Bozhou Co., Ltd in Anhui, with a production capacity of 40 mln liters of beer per year.

Closing the brewery in Anhui province fully complies with the optimization policy which was agreed upon at Chongqing Brewery Co., Ltd board meeting on 27 November, 2015. (more…)