At a time when the bars are closed, it’s an advantage for all those who prefer to get liquor delivered at their doorsteps. They can avoid standing for hours in the serpentine queues in front of Kerala State Beverages Corporation’s outlets as the illegal home delivery of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) is booming in the city, and those running this business are making a killing. (more…)
Karnataka, which was earning good revenue hitherto through the sale of ‘cheap’ liquor outside the State, has been hit badly over the last few months, ever since Andhra Pradesh made a foray into the market. (more…)
A group of bar owners affiliated to the Kerala Bar Hotel Association (KBHA), led by V M Radhakrishnan, on Sunday decided to form a new association for beer and wine parlour owners by bifurcating the KBHA. (more…)
BTB Marketing Pvt. Ltd, the New Delhi-based company that runs The Beer Cafe, a chain of beer bars, is in talks with private equity funds to raise up to $40 million (Rs.270 crore) to expand its presence across the country, said two people directly familiar with the development. (more…)
Shares of liquor makers such as United Spirits and United Breweries fell in a listless trade on Wednesday on news that Goa is planning to ban consumption of alcohol in public places. Analysts said companies will not be impacted by this move but sentiment in these stocks was hit on worries that other states too, may impose restrictions on consumption of liquor. (more…)
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has sent a notice to United Spirits Ltd, now majority owned by British liquor firm Diageo, asking why action should not be taken against the company, its former directors and officers, which include its chairman Vijay Mallya. (more…)
Mumbai’s Gateway Brewing Co. and a home brewer come together to launch Kaapi, a stout infused with single-estate coffee.
What happens when you infuse an Indian stout with a single estate coffee from southern India? You get Kaapi. But, first. in case you are unfamiliar with different styles of beer, here’s a bit about stouts. (more…)
“Cardamom ale! It has cardamom; it is an ale,” says a nonplussed Navin Mittal, hands flapping, looking for more beer to try. At this Pune home brewers’ meet, murmurs travel around the table on how this home-brewed ale could have had more of a malt backbone to it. “Perhaps some cool aroma hops to fight the cardamom?” I enquire. Navin nods in distracted approval. (more…)
A report in The Hans India has stated that a ban on the manufacture and sale of gudumba (illicitly distilled liquor) has witnessed boost in the sale of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and beer in the district of Telangana,. There was 33 per cent jump in the trade of liquor in 2015 than that of previous year. With a view to eliminate gudumba menace from the society and protect poor families, the State government had taken up a special drive and passed strict instruction to all the district officials. (more…)
Kingfisher Buzz is currently available in two flavours – berry and lychee — in Mumbai, Pune and Thane.
The company plans to add more flavours to expand its portfolio in the segment. (more…)