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AB InBev targets World Cup revenue growth

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer is ramping up its spending on marketing initiatives ahead of the soccer World Cup this summer, as strong demand in Europe, Mexico and China buoyed earnings in the first quarter.

AB InBev revenues rise while volumes fall

AB InBev, the world’s largest brewing company, has reported revenue growth of 4.7% in FYQ1, while total volumes declined by 0.2%.

Tennent's launches new can design

Scottish beer brand, Tennent’s Lager, has launched a new can design to hit shelves in May, inspired by the appearance of a pint of lager.

UK brewer fights zero alcohol laws

Steve Magnall, CEO at St Peter's Brewery, has called for support from alcohol awareness groups to stop new alcohol-free labelling plans, which could see drinks containing 0.5% abv labelled as zero alcohol.

Camden Town Brewery launches biggest ever marketing campaign

Camden Town Brewery has launched its 2018 advertising campaign ‘Hello Hells’ throughout the UK, its biggest marketing investment to date.

Heineken to boost on trade growth by £1bn

Heineken UK has unveiled The Greenpaper – a new initiative which aims to boost the on-trade by more than £1bn over the next three years.

Crowdfunding success for London brewery

London-based brewery, The Five Points Brewing Company, has surpassed its crowdfunding target of £750,000 a week early.

New direction for international hop buying

Brook House Hops has become the first British hop grower to sell direct to brewers through an online retail channel.

Organic beer is no marketing tool

Organic beer is not just a marketing tool to gain bigger premiums, but a branch of the craft beer movement with integrity, according to UK-based Stroud Brewery.

SIBA chairman resigns

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has today announced that Buster Grant has resigned as chairman of the society with immediate effect to dedicate more time to his personal business activities.

Old Mout releases non-alcoholic cider

New Zealand cider brand, Old Mout has released its first alcohol-free cider for the first time, in response to the growing demand for low alcohol beverages.

Tennent's launches quality control programme

Tennent’s Lager is launching Tennent’s Lager Care, a quality-focused programme for the on-trade market which aims to educate customers and staff on beer management.

US craft beer sales rise as breweries fall

American craft beer sales grew by 8% in 2017, but the number of breweries that closed nationwide jumped by nearly 70%.

Heineken 0.0 gets on board Ryanair

Heineken 0.0, has gained a listing on-board Ryanair, one of Europe’s largest airline companies.

"Versatility" gives beer future in gastronomy

Internationally renowned chef, Joan Roca insists that beer pairings have a significant future in the culinary business due to its “versatility”.

Carlsberg Export sales up +9%

A year on from the launch Carlsberg UK says its Export premium lager is up +9% in retail sales and +49% up (in retail value) in its platinum and gold outlets.

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.