India. Freshly brewed beer remains a dream for Delhi

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A freshly brewed pint of beer on a hot summer day would sound good to many, but Delhiites will have to wait as the government’s policy for micro-breweries remains lost in paperwork.

Small breweries and craft beers have gained popularity over the past decade across the country. (more…)

India. Foreign bank to snap Mallya ties

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Troubled tycoon Vijay Mallya’s pangs have just got worse.

Overseas banks have now started to tighten the screws on the beer baron who scurried out of India last month after a passel of local banks declared him a wilful defaulter and initiated court proceedings to recover over Rs 9,000 crore in unpaid loans. (more…)

Finally, an Indian beer to savour

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On why the author has happily switched from 571-year-old Hoegaarden to toddler upstart Bira 91.

The husband and I recently began dating again. Once a week, Babyjaan is packed off to the in-laws, where she indulges in otherwise banned activities such as eating dinner on the bed while watching Chhota Bheem on television. (more…)

India. Liquor ban may hit foreign tourists

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There is an apprehension of decline in the number of tourists, particularly foreigners, visiting Bihar after total prohibition in the state from Tuesday. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists visit places like Bodh Gaya, Nalanda, Rajgir and Vaishali every year. (more…)

Mango lager? India’s thirst for craft beer grows

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India’s version of craft brewing is seeing scores of thirsty tipplers sample everything from coconut stout to mango lager, as tastes mature in a country that has traditionally only downed strong liquor “to get a kick”. (more…)

India. Bengalureans go for a ‘beer hug’ this summer

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With the mercury rising significantly this summer, beer consumption in Bengaluru has also shot up phenomenally.

This March, Bengalureans have guzzled 2.18 lakh litres of beer more than what it was in March 2015. (more…)