For the first time since Tamil Nadu took complete control of liquor retail and converted the monopoly into its chief money-spinner that contributes nearly Rs 27,000 crore to the state’s coffers, the main Dravidian political parties have been forced into acknowledging that the policy of promoting liquor has had serious consequences for the health of the people and the social fabric. (more…)
Korea’s beer companies are competing to supply their products to Chinese tourists whose latest trend is to come here in the thousands and enjoy food parties together. (more…)
How would you like to enjoy the smooth sensation of freshly tapped beer anytime and anywhere?
Now, with Carlsberg’s latest innovation, Carlsberg Smooth Draught, you can – the only difference being the fact that it’s now in a bottle.
It is now available in a familiar looking green bottle with a white label with hints of silver instead of the brand’s iconic green. (more…)
Taedonggang beer, a state-owned North Korean brand, is available in grocery stores in Dandong and Shenyang, China, according to news reports. (more…)
Citrusy, light-bodied with a hint of sweet. That’s Beteljuice for you, a beer infused with paan and lemongrass. For those who like to venture on the dark side, there’s the roasty Kaapi stout, which marries malt with coffee beans.
To revisit fond childhood memories, try the mango beer created with Alphonsos sourced from the farms of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. (more…)
The reasons for the fall of the beer market in China are interesting for both the brewers and analysts. For example, QL Money publishing among the main factors of the recession referred to bad weather, the reduction internal migrants’ income employed in construction, as well as changing in consumption patterns due to the change of generations. (more…)
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd, the Japanese brewer that’s buying European beer brands worth US$2.9bil from Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, posted its highest-ever first-quarter sales as demand for its alcoholic beverages rose. (more…)
Drinks group C&C has announced a new partnership deal with Mahou India, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spanish brewing major Mahou San Miguel. (more…)
The tea farmers of Yunnan likely never imagined their harvest being used to brew anything but the classic hot beverage. So when Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery teamed up with Beijing’s Great Leap Brewing to create their Yunnan Amber Ale, diners were in for a treat. (more…)
April is the cruellest month. The ever-soaring mercury level has dried up many a well. The temperature in Malampuzha rose to unprecedented heights to touch 41.9 degrees, the highest in the state since 1987. People run behind tanker lorries to collect water. In fact, misery is this summer’s theme. For the commoners, that is. The corporates, including a soft drink major and a brewery unit, exist in a parallel universe. (more…)