Myanmar. Carlsberg leads petition against draught beer crackdown

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Representing around 4500 bars and restaurants, Carlsberg Myanmar plans to send a petition to the government by the end of August, in protest against a recent crackdown on serving draught beer without the right papers, a company spokesperson said. (more…)

Boozy battle-ground: a turf war brews in Myanmar

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At a beer station on Bogyoke Aung San Road, servers traipse from table to table, handing mugs of Myanmar Beer to cheroot-smoking men in longyis. Another beer station in Sanchaung township looks almost exactly the same, but with Dagon Beer decorations and brew dripping from the taps. (more…)

Heineken and a western brewer’s return to Myanmar

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Sobir Djaffar looks happy as he surveys the racks of locally produced bottles of Heineken on a Myanmar supermarket shelf. The Dutch brewer has been waiting 20 years to return to the country. But he is less thrilled that the beer — along with its rival brands — is sharing the first aisle of this Yangon store with toilet rolls and baby wipes. (more…)

China. Tsingtao building brewery in Jimo for $33 mln, while Carlsberg closes a plant in Bozhou.

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On May 24, 2016, at a board meeting an elective resolution was taken to close Chongqing Brewery Bozhou Co., Ltd in Anhui, with a production capacity of 40 mln liters of beer per year.

Closing the brewery in Anhui province fully complies with the optimization policy which was agreed upon at Chongqing Brewery Co., Ltd board meeting on 27 November, 2015. (more…)