India. Deepavali sales give TASMAC a high

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Liquor sales through the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) netted a revenue of around Rs. 250 crore for the government during the Deepavali weekend. On Saturday, as the State celebrated the festival of lights, TASMAC’s sales touched Rs. 135 crore. The day before Deepavali, it registered sales of Rs. 108 crore, according to a TASMAC official. (more…)

India. Microbreweries: Small in scale, large on flavour

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hym25otm_3056496gWho are we? Hyderabadis. What do we love? Be seen in new places. When do we go there? Abhich. Where are we heading now? Microbreweries.

The city’s old watering holes are facing a threat from microbreweries. So far we have only envied our neighbouring city Bengaluru for them. These days, ask any youngster where he is heading to for some fun and the reply is likely to be “lets try a microbrewery.” (more…)

India. Parlours can sell beer for outside use

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From now on you can buy beer from parlours and take it home. The Kerala High Court on Thursday held that there was no prohibition on selling beer by parlours for consumption outside their premises. (more…)

India. Graft: VACB quizzes Babu

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The VACB probing the alleged irregularities in the issuance of beer and wine parlour license interrogated former Excise Minister K Babu on Monday in connection with the case. (more…)

India. Lounge review: White Owl beer keggers, Mumbai

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To bring the kegger home, it’s mandatory to have a one-day liquor permit from the excise department.
For the first time in India, beer enthusiasts in Mumbai can bring craft beer home in handy five-litre keggers, courtesy the White Owl brewery in Lower Parel. (more…)

Drinks industry: India’s battle with the bottle

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http-%2f%2fcom-ft-imagepublish-prod-s3-amazonawsCarlsberg, the Danish brewer, opened its seventh brewery in India two years ago: a $25m plant, capable of brewing 50m litres a year of beer, in Bihar — a state of nearly 100m. Alcohol demand was growing in the state and the brewery was mostly intended to sate local drinkers’ thirst. But on April 5, the Carlsberg plant, like all the breweries and distilleries in Bihar, was ordered to halt production and shipment of its brews. (more…)