Waiters serve small glasses of beer arriving from Europe, Japan and New Zealand to hundreds of tasters who gather at the Festival of Craft Beer in Beijing, raising a toast to the rise of this upper middle class vice in the land of Mao. (more…)
“The Vietnamese love their beer, there’s no doubt about it. They’ve got an amazing beer culture,” says Sean Symons, a 42-year-old Australian and one of the first, if not the first, expat brewers to make craft beer here commercially. (more…)
If you’ve dined in one of the 5,000 or so Thai restaurants in the U.S. (and bothered to check its beverage selection), you may have noticed a beer called Chang. Brewed in Thailand, Chang (actually pronounced “chong”) is Thai for elephant. And much like an elephant, Chang beer is moving with a slow and steady determination. After a decade of building a limited U.S. presence, the brand is ready to go national. (more…)
Are you ready for the craft beer revolution?
Craft beer may not be making the sort of waves in Malaysia that it is in the United States, but there IS a growing market and demand for craft beers here. Where we used to only get beers from the two major breweries – Guinness Anchor Berhad and Carlsberg Malaysia, there is now a much bigger selection of beers from all over the world available in craft beer outlets such as Taps Beer Bar, The Great Beer Bar, Ales & Lagers, and Messrs Barley, Malt & Hops. (more…)
Get introduced to a Marzen-style beer at Effingut Brewerkz, hop over to The Bombay Canteen for some tea (and beer), or pop into Doolally next week for some Mango Cider. (more…)
Raj sadhwani has been in the beer import business for 16 years now with his successful trading company, Booze. He was responsible for bringing in the biggest European imported beer brands to our beer-loving country long monopolized by local giant San Miguel Corp. (more…)
Local microbreweries are on the rise, creating premium drinks out of indigenous flavors for a thirsty nation with a taste for the unusual. (more…)
World of Beer is about to become an international brand. (more…)
Crack open a bottle of Chiang Mai Weizen from Thailand’s first legal craft brewery, Chiang Mai Beer, and out pours a light straw color, almost golden or banana yellow. There’s a slight haze, typical of the weizen, or wheat style. (more…)
“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…)