Brewers and distillers in the Aurangabad belt of Maharashtra are expected to slash production, in the wake of the Bench of the high court directing the state government to impose a 60 per cent water cut on them between April 27 and June 10. (more…)
Move over whiskey, it’s beer and cocktail season. Ninety per cent of the city crowd is getting high on the brew or lemon-based cocktails. (more…)
Major liquor brands have sought to dramatically increase their ex-distillery price (EDP) in Punjab after the state government recently altered its licence category allowing ‘super-wholesalers’ to come into the business. This may lead to a dramatic increase in minimum retail price (MRP) of popular brands of scotch and beer. The excise and taxation department is talking to the manufacturers to keep the increase in check. According to one estimate, the EDP may go up by anywhere between Rs 400 and Rs 1,500. (more…)
Beer guzzlers can now have their favourite tipple at a cutting price at beer chain The Beer Cafe, who have introduced a new concept called the “cutting beer”. It is a smaller serving of the quintessential beer mug — a quick grab if you’re in a hurry or need a midday refuel without getting drunk. (more…)
This might sound like something straight out of Ripley’s Believe it or Not if you were not in Tamil Nadu.
For tipplers here, though, the heat and elections combined together are a prescription for beer. That is why after two years, beer sales at The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited have gone up by 20 per cent. (more…)
iquor firm Kaama Impex is aiming for 30 per cent market share in the premium imported beer segment in the next two years through its UK-brewed craft beer Witlinger.
The company, which has rights of several global beer brands in India, including Sol and Magners, today launched retail sales of Witlinger. (more…)
A group of lenders led by State Bank of India on Monday sought to strongly refute the United Breweries Group chairman Vijay Mallya’s contention that they, needing to recover over R9,000 crore from him, have no business to know about his overseas assets. The banks iterated that his personal guarantee “subsisted” and was a “major source of recovery” for them given that petitions seeking winding up of his two insolvent companies — Kingfisher Airlines (KAL) and United Breweries Holdings — are pending in the Karnataka High Court. (more…)
Despite a slump following the shuttering of bars in 2014, beer sales witnessed a steep and alarming rise during 2015-16 courtesy the UDF government’s decision to allow more beer and wine parlours. (more…)
Refuting the allegations that his government had given 20 acres of land to United Breweries Limited (UBL) at a throwaway price in Palakkad district, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that the UDF government was only being made a scapegoat. (more…)
Guzzlers, who try to beat the summer heat with a sip of chilled beer, are finding the going tough this time around. The brew ran out of stocks in the depots of Andhra Pradesh Beverages Corporation (APBC) in light of the soaring demand and fall in supply. (more…)