When President Xi Jinping shared a pint of beer with British Premier David Cameron at a Buckinghamshire pub during his state visit in October, the gesture reverberated across the continents. It stirred curiosity about beer and flushed some business owners with cash. (more…)
The Ministry of Commerce of China approved the participation of AB InBev Company in the purchase of 171 million of common shares of non-public emission of Zhujiang Brewery Group. (more…)
Craft Beer in Saigon
“Are you looking for something lighter or darker?” asks a twenty-something Vietnamese man from behind the bar. His name is “H” (like the letter, he tells me) and by the looks of him, H enjoys his beer. He doesn’t have the traditional slender frame of his countrymen, but carries a slight paunch that’s become increasingly prevalent as Western indulgences, such as craft beer, make their way into Vietnam. (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…)
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…)
If the Chinese and Indians are happy to come to the bar to enjoy the taste of their favourite craft beer, then the Vietnamese prefer bottled beer. Foreigners are the main pubs and bars visitors in this country. (more…)
“If you’re a foodie you don’t just go to Mc Donald’s. And if you’re a beer lover you don’t just drink industrial lagers, you come to us. We are seeing people demand variety, like in the US,” says Greg Kroitzsh, MD, Barking Deer, a Lower Parel pub. Pankil Shah, a director of Neighbourhood Hospitality, which owns Woodside Inn, which has branches in Colaba and Oshiwara, says that now that craft beer is on par with the big labels in terms of pricing, “We have a lot of repeat customers who come back for the taste of craft.” (more…)
When Jin Xin first started selling imported premium beer a decade ago, his bar manager predicted that it would take a month or two just to sell a single case. But within a few years business picked up, and soon customers started frequenting the bar for its India pale ales and other European beers, NDTV Food reported on January 16. (more…)
Last weekend, Panda craft, a major producer of craft beer in China announced the receiving of investments in the amount of 20 million yuan.
As the founder of Panda Panding Hao stated, although the company should avoid external funding, but at this stage it is important to get money from institutional investors. (more…)