A meeting with Dmitry Nekrasov always turns into a training course: “Introduction to brewing business“. We are talking to a clever “playing trainer“ a person that can be called a godfather of the Ukrainian craft. He has a dozen of successful projects to his name. Dmitry told us about craft beer in Ukraine, on market cycles, on specifity of operating in retail and HoReCa, on union of Ukrainian brewers and certainly, how a brewery of his own, First Dnipro Brewery is doing. (more…)
The beer market of Russia was warmed up by the hot summer, but the preparation for large volume PET prohibition has already impacted it negatively. The year was successful for Efes, MBC and regional producers; Carlsberg’s positions were virtually stable but AB InBev and Heineken lost a part of market share having focused on the sales profitability. The dynamics of big brands was determined by how much the companies were willing to keep the prices down or by their promotional activity. In this context the economy segment of the beer market and sales of inexpensive draft beer were increasing. The premium segment started shrinking due to license brands migrating to the mainstream segment. (more…)
How would you like to enjoy the smooth sensation of freshly tapped beer anytime and anywhere?
Now, with Carlsberg’s latest innovation, Carlsberg Smooth Draught, you can – the only difference being the fact that it’s now in a bottle.
It is now available in a familiar looking green bottle with a white label with hints of silver instead of the brand’s iconic green. (more…)
Citrusy, light-bodied with a hint of sweet. That’s Beteljuice for you, a beer infused with paan and lemongrass. For those who like to venture on the dark side, there’s the roasty Kaapi stout, which marries malt with coffee beans.
To revisit fond childhood memories, try the mango beer created with Alphonsos sourced from the farms of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. (more…)
Small breweries are taking away the share of transnational companies, writes the Russian business newspaper Kommersant. (more…)
According to the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs (NCE) of Kazakhstan RK Atameken, Kazakhstan allowed to sell draught beer in PET bottles by the legislation. (more…)
Taking a sip of the foamy dark beer, Chris Dibble pulls the pint away from his lips and looks at the glass full of oatmeal stout. Then he lets out an audible, satisfied sigh. Sitting on a barstool at Brewer’s Handcrafted Beer and Pizza, his day just got better. (more…)
Beer lovers in St. Louis are about to have a new way to enjoy fresh draft beer in the comfort of their own home. Anheuser-Busch’s latest innovation, a unique new home draft system called Draftmark, will arrive in select St. Louis retail locations this week, before becoming more widely available throughout the greater St. Louis area in February 2012. (more…)
A new micobrewery is to open in Oxfordshire after its founders decided to escape the rat race. (more…)
The Draught Beer Quality (DBQ) Working Group of the Brewers Association Technical Committee has added new resources to DraughtQuality.org. In early 2010, the DBQ Group identified the need for concise, easy-to-read information for use at retail. (more…)