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Oldest discovered beer from Shipwreck to be brewed again

Oldest discovered beer from Shipwreck to be brewed again

The BBC reports that samples of the world’s oldest beer have been taken in a bid to determine its recipe – and brew it again. In July 2010, a Baltic Sea shipwreck dated between 1800 to 1830 yielded many bottles of what is thought to be the world’s oldest champagne. Five of the bottles later […] [...more]

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German Beer Sales at 20 year low

German Beer Sales at 20 year low

The latest official figures published by the German Brewers Federation show that in 2009 beer sales have dropped to their lowest level for 20 years. Sales of all domesticly produced beers fell by 2.8% to just under 100 million hectolitres. (2.2 Billion gallons). Despite the love that Germans have for their bier – in fact […] [...more]

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Asahi becomes top beer in Japan despite decline in sales.

Asahi becomes top beer in Japan despite decline in sales.

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Asahi Breweries Ltd. recaptured Japan’s beer market leadership in 2010, garnering a 37.5 percent market share after falling to second place in the previous year, according to data released Monday by the nation’s top five beer brewers. Total shipments of beer and beer-like drinks last year declined 2.8 percent from a year […] [...more]

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Heineken expansion in Nigeria

Heineken expansion in Nigeria

Heineken acquires additional brewery capacity in Nigeria Amsterdam, 12 January 2011 – Heineken N.V. today announced that it has strengthened its platform for growth in Nigeria via the acquisition of two holding companies from the Sona Group. The two acquired businesses have controlling interests in each of the Sona, IBBI, Benue, Life and Champion breweries […] [...more]

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Yanjing Beer Group to acquire Jinchuan Beer

Yanjing Beer Group to acquire Jinchuan Beer

Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation, China’s third-biggest beer brewer by sales, is expanding in its traditional best-selling area of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, by purchasing a local brand called Jinchuan. Yanjing’s Shenzhen-listed subsidiary Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co Ltd bought a 96 percent stake in Inner Mongolia Jinchuan Health Care Beer High Tech Co Ltd […] [...more]

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Brian Duffy appointed Category Chief for Beers at Diageo

Brian Duffy appointed Category Chief for Beers at Diageo

Brian Duffy the veteran head of Guinness has been appointed Global Category Director for all of the beers within the Diageo portfolio. This division accounts for sales of over $3 billion. Among some of the brands that fall under his remit include Harp, Tusker, Red Stripe and of course Guinness which accounts for over half […] [...more]

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Small just got bigger according to the Brewers Association

Small just got bigger according to the Brewers Association

The board of directors of the Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, has voted to change the BA’s designation of “small” in its definition of a “craft brewer.” The Association’s board of directors also has revised its bylaws to reflect the change. In the BA’s craft brewer definition, […] [...more]

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Carlsberg sells Dresden Brewery – Protects Jobs

Carlsberg sells Dresden Brewery – Protects Jobs

Carlsberg has sold their interests in the Feldschlosschen Brewery in Dresden, Germany. They have worked hard to protect the jobs of the 172 employees at the brewery and have concluded the sale to Frankfurter Brauhaus. Carlsberg have also sealed an agreement for continued local representation and logistical support through the new owners. The Felschlosschen Brewery […] [...more]

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Tsingtao acquisition foiled by former partners?

Tsingtao acquisition foiled by former partners?

Tsingtao Brewery who are attempting to acquire the Henan Waysnow Beer Group, may yet be foiled by Tsingtao’s own former business partners. Reports are suggesting that Waysnow has already signed a preliminary agreement with Belgium’s global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB Inbev) to sell two production bases in Xinyang and Gongyi, both in Henan province, for […] [...more]

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Schlitz riding the Retro-Boom

Schlitz riding the Retro-Boom

Schlitz – The Beer that Made Milwaukee Famous – and once the biggest selling beer brand in America is making a huge comeback as more and more young people find the style and allure of iconic products from their grandparents generation irresistable. The brewery which owns the brand – The Pabst Brewing Company have recently […] [...more]

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Heineken announces new Business Services division

Heineken announces new Business Services division

Heineken N.V. today announced that, effective October 1, 2010, it will create a Global Business Services organisation focused on the most effective and efficient delivery of Purchasing and Business Process & Technology services across the company. Frans Eusman, currently Managing Director, Heineken France, will be appointed Global Business Services Director reporting to René Hooft Graafland, […] [...more]

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Coors Light launching in Aluminium Bottles

Coors Light launching in Aluminium Bottles

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) and Coors Light are bringing yet another eye-catching, highly functional packaging innovation to market that is bolder, colder and more portable than ever before. Coors Light is launching the 16-oz. resealable Silver Bullet Aluminum Pint in Alumi-Tek bottles nationally on September 1, just in time for football season. “The Coors Light […] [...more]

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