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AB InBev results show China dominance

Global brewing giant AB InBev has reported revenue growth of +5.1% in FY17 and +8.2% in 4Q17, with revenue per hl growth of +5.1% in FY17 and +6.6% in 4Q17.

Heineken adopts new capacity tech

Heineken has partnered up with Infor, a provider of industry-specific cloud applications, to optomise production capacity and reduce waste.

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival attracts 300+ beers

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival has attracted more than 40 breweries from around the world including the US, Scandinavia and the UK, set to take place on 25-27 May 2018.

AB InBev targets organic drinkers

After years of targeting health-conscious beer drinkers with Michelob Ultra, Anheuser-Busch InBev is going after an even choosier consumer: the organic shopper.

SIBA to discuss sexist beer branding

Following a recent board meeting of independent brewers in the UK, the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has planned to create a marketing ‘Code of Practice’ for its members.

British brewery targets Canadian market with new cans

St Peter's Brewery in Suffolk, England has created a new English Ale in 500ml cans, specifically developed for the Canadian market.

Brewdog to open beer hotel

Scottish brewing giant, Brewdog has announced plans to build a hotel called Doghouse at the brewery’s headquarters in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, opening in the first half of 2019.

BrewDog to open Brisbane brewery

Scottish brewer, BrewDog is set to construct a $30m brewery in Brisbane, Australia as part of its global expansion.

BrewDog wins lawsuit battle over Elvis Presley

Scottish brewing giant, BrewDog, has won its trademark battle over the Elvis Presley Estate following accusations it was taking advantage of the famous name.

Asahi Super Dry re-launches in UK

Asahi UK, the British subsidiary of Asahi Europe Ltd, has relaunched Asahi Super Dry to the UK markets, which will be made in the Peroni brewery, north Italy.

Molson Coors acquires Aspall cider

Molson Coors Brewing Company has expanded its cider portfolio with the acquisition of Aspall Cyder Limited for around £40m.

Japan beer prices to rise 10%

The price of Japanese beer is set to rise due to the increase in the costs of natural resources and labor expense.

Chinese beer prices rise with resource costs

Chinese beer brands have boosted prices in a reaction to higher resource and labour costs, lead by Tsingtao Brewery Co.

Luandina launches as first Angolan beer

Luandina has launched as the first 100% Angolan beer, a pilsner-style beer named after a feminisation of the capital city Luanda, which references the respect for female power.

Asahi UK appoints Tim Clay as MD

Asahi UK will see a new managing director take the helm from January 2018 as current MD, Gary Haigh retires at the end of this year.

Meantime launches Beerista range

Meantime Brewery has joined up with Nude Coffee Roasters in London to create two new beers designed for mixing.

Innis & Gunn receives £15m investment

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has announced that 99% of shareholders have accepted a £15m investment from L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world.

UK weather causes cider sales boom

Annual cider sales have exceeded the £1bn threshold for the first time since 2014 due to good weather in Britain at the start of its summer.

Australian government hits out at Brewdog

A representative of the government of South Australia has posted a bizarre marketing video calling Scottish Brewers Brewdog “rude w*****s” after plans to build a brewery in Adelaide stalled.

San Miguel launches gluten free range

Carlsberg UK has expanded the San Miguel UK portfolio with San Miguel Gluten Free which will be made available September 2017.

Savanna Dry Cider sponsors Saracens rugby club

International wine, spirit and cider producer, Distell has sponsored reigning European Rugby
Champions, Saracens with its Savanna Dry cider.

Craft beer set to dominate European markets until 2022

Market research firm Fact.MR has predicted that Europe will dominate the craft beer industry until 2022.

Toast Ale gets Tesco exposure

UK supermarket Tesco, has launched two variations of Britain’s first bread beer, Toast in its stores.

NZ pollution halts Emerson's brewing

New Zealand-based brewery Emerson's, was forced to halt production last night (15 August) after local water supplies were contaminated due to drainage failures.

Corona Extra to launch boxing bottles

Corona Extra the number one imported beer in the US is set to launch its limited edition “Legends” bottles for the fifth consecutive year.

Beer industry: Top facts and figures

Here are some key global stats surrounding the beer industry sourced by Euromonitor International, the world's leading independent provider of strategic market research.

Tate Modern creates beer pairing menu

London art gallery Tate Modern, has created a beer and food pairing menu in its levels six and nine restaurants throughout the summer.

Innis & Gunn announces +22% turnover for 2016

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has reported a 22% increase in turnover to more than £14.3m in 2016, up from £11.8 million in 2015.

BrewDog challenges Donald Trump with Mexico-friendly bar

Scottish brewer BrewDog has announced plans to open a craft beer bar on the border between the US and Mexico.

Beer Hawk launches new website

Beer Hawk has launched a new trade website to make its 800-plus range of global craft beers easily available to trade customers, such as bars, bottle shops, restaurants and coffee shops.

BrewDog employees get terror training

Scottish brewer BrewDog has introduced a major incident training programme across all of its UK bars to ensure its staff are equipped to deal with a terrorist attack.

AB InBev: +5% revenues in first half despite US drop

Global brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has revealed a 5% revenue increase for the first half of 2017 despite volumes decreasing in the US.

Brewdog sets sights on Australia

Scottish brewer, Brewdog is ready to expand its industry empire to Australia with its first set of recruitment under way and plans to locate in Brisbane or Newcastle (Aus).

Beer52: The world's largest beer club

Scottish craft beer club, Beer52 has doubled subscriptions every year since it was founded in Edinburgh four years ago.

Japanese beer No.1 choice in South Korea

Japanese beer has topped import sales in South Korea for 2016 according to data published by The Korea Herald.

BrewDog loses Elvis copyright fight

Scottish brewer BrewDog has lost a legal battle against the Elvis Presley estate over the branding of its ‘Elvis Juice’ beer.

BrewDog ready for US takeover

Scottish brewing ginat BrewDog, has appointed Tanisha Robinson as managing director of its US branch ahead of the launch of its 100,000 square foot brewery in Columbus, Ohio.

Carlsberg UK acquires London Fields Brewery

Carlsberg UK has acquired London Fields Brewery and will operate the business in a joint venture with Brooklyn Brewery from New York.

Hoegaarden launches refreshed UK branding

Belgian beer brand Hoegaarden has refreshed its packaging across the on-trade and off-trade in the UK.

Meantime re-launches Helles lager

London-based brewery, Meantime Brewing Company, has re-launched its London Helles lager throughout the UK following a six-year hiatus.

Goose Island launches Midway beer in UK on-trade

Chicago brewer Goose Island has announced the launch of a new lower-percentage IPA in the UK called Goose Midway.

Carlsberg targets 100% renewable energy by 2022

The Carlsberg Group has committed to eliminating carbon emissions and halving water usage at its breweries by 2030 while also targeting 100% renewable electricity at its breweries by 2022.

Beer Hawk targets UK home brewing market

The UK’s leading online retailer of craft and speciality beer, Beer Hawk has expanded its homebrew range catering to the demand of the growing homebrew market.

BrewDog commits to refrigeration standards

Scottish independent brewery, BrewDog, has launched a new chilled supply chain process that will ensure all of its beer distributed in the UK remains at eight degrees Celsius at all times.

Hawkes opens first London cidery

British cider maker Hawkes has launched Hawkes Cidery & Taproom, London’s first urban cidery, located on the ‘Bermondsey Beer Mile’.

Hop Stuff brewery employs new brew master

Hop Stuff brewery in London has employed Andrew Dickson as head brewer as well as three other members to its sales and marketing team as part of its plans to expand.

Leffe launches lower ABV beer Enkel

Belgian beer Leffe has launched Leffe Enkel, a new lower ABV beer which will be released to the on-trade market across the UK this summer.

Toast Ale wins Carlsberg UK craft beer competition

Toast Ale has won Carlsberg UK’s first ‘Your Beer, here?’ competition and will be listed in its new crafted handbook.

Angola beer Tigra to triple production

The Refriango Group has decided to invest €32m in order to triple the production capacity for its Angolan beer brand Tigra.

BrewDog turnover up 60% for 2016

Independent Scottish craft brewer, BrewDog, has recorded a £72m turnover for 2016, an annual turnover growth of 60%.