Kirin Brewery of America Launches World’s First 0.00% Alcohol Content Malt Beverage

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Creating an entirely new beverage category, high-end beer brewer, Kirin Brewery of America LLC (Kirin), today announced it is introducing Kirin Free, the world’s first 0.00% alcohol content beertaste malt beverage to the United States, with the initial launch in three select Southern California counties — Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego. (more…)

Kirin revives beer plant in Sendai

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Kirin Brewery Co. resumed beer production Monday in Sendai after repairing a plant there that was damaged by the March earthquake and tsunami. (more…)

Kirin to issue 70 bln yen in bonds – Nikkei

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Japanese beverage maker Kirin Holdings Co plans to issue straight bonds worth 70 billion yen ($912.4 million) as long-term yields decline in a low interest rate environment, the Nikkei business daily reported today. (more…)

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND: Lion experienced tough market conditions during H1

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Lion, owned by Kirin Holdings, announced its trading update for the half ended 31 March 2011. The company said, it continues to pursue its strategy of investing in its people and a focussed portfolio of high potential brands to drive sustainable results in the long term. Business integration is progressing to plan, with the business uniting under one trading name, Lion, since the conclusion of the half. (more…)

Judge Suspends Purchase Of Brazil Brewer

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A judge has ordered the temporary suspension of a $2.53 billion deal that would give Japan’s Kirin Holdings Co. a controlling stake in Brazilian beer producer Schincariol. (more…)