Goodbye, vodka? Russians toast craft beer revolution

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Bearded hipsters and bespectacled 20-somethings sip pale ales and dark stouts at Garden Beer, one of Moscow’s new craft beer bars serving “made in Russia” brews to an increasingly discerning clientele. (more…)

Russia. The Communists decided to remove the red star from the Heineken logo

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Vadim Solovyev, the state Duma Deputy and chief lawyer of the CPRF, proposed to prohibit to use a five-pointed red star by foreign companies for their trademarks and logos. The corresponding appeal to the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev will be sent in the near future, the MP said to the «». (more…)

Budweiser Is Having a Ball in Russia

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Budweiser is enjoying an unlikely source of growth in Russia’s declining beer market, even as the all-American brand continues to struggle at home. (more…)

Russia. The legislators had mercy for craft brewers

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Small companies that produce beer, cider, perry and mead up to 30 thousand hectolitres per year will be exempted from the need to connect to USAIS (Unified State Automated Information System). In spite of state preferences, they had to connect to the accounting system to monitor shipments to distributors. This resulted in a reduction of the market turnover and the closure of manufactures, Russian newspaper “Kommersant” writes. (more…)

Russia. Beer roams the regions

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Small breweries are taking away the share of transnational companies, writes the Russian business newspaper Kommersant. (more…)

Russia. Baltika lost market share

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As it was expected, according to the company estimates, in 2015 the Russian beer market declined by about 10% and approximately by 9% in Q4 2015. The volume market share of Baltika in 2015 amounted to 34.7%, while the value market share made up 35.6%*. (more…)

Russia. “There is a revolution in the beer market “, – the director of a brewery from St. Petersburg said.

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“The situation on the Russian beer market is in a steep nose dive” – said Nikolai Mitchin, co-owner and founding member of Vasileostrovskaya brewery in an interview with “RosBiznessKonsalting”. During the last two years, in the country ten breweries have closed down, two of which belonged to Baltika, the leader of the domestic beer industry.

Vasileostrovsky brewery is experiencing the reverse situation. (more…)