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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%.

Magners launches UK summer campaign with Easyjet

Magners cider has launched a new ‘Seize the Summer’ campaign alongside Easyjet holidays targeting the UK market.

Guinness Export House launches in Dublin Airport

Diageo and Aer Rianta International (ARI) have together announced the launch of the Guinness Export House in Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport.

Sparetap targets new wholesaler alternatives for craft beers

Sparetap.co has been launched in the UK to enable London restaurants to stock beer from independent breweries without using wholesalers.

Innis & Gunn doubles UK sales team

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has doubled the size of its UK sales team to continue its market dominance in the beer sector.

Heineken launches non-alcoholic beer

Heineken has launched a new ‘0.0’ range of non-alcoholic lager with fewer than 70 calories per 33cl bottle.

New beer for UK top dish fish and chips

A new beer will launch in June to specifically accompany the UK national dish, fish and chips.

ASDA adds 100 craft beers to UK shelves

UK supermarket chain ASDA will add more than 100 craft beers to its shelves nationwide on top of the 40 new beers already stocked in 2017.

Lagunitas boss says Heineken takeover 'not a sell-out'

Heineken has appointed former Lagunitas Brewing executive chairman, Tony Magee, as its global craft director shortly after buying out his brand.

AB InBev records +3.7% revenue in first quarter

Revenue of AB InBEV has grown by 3.7% with global revenue per hl increasing by 4.5% in the first quarter of 2017 according to it’s latest financial report.

AB InBev brings Budweiser to South Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev is planning to continue its market invasion of Africa with the launch of Budweiser in South Africa before the end of 2017.

South Korea beer sales soar with social change

Imported beer sales in South Korea have boomed due to a change in social behavior and a rise in single households.

Brooklyn Brewery pairs up with Carlsberg UK to sell Scorcher IPA

Brooklyn Brewery has paired up with Carlsberg UK for the distribution of its new Scorcher IPA across the UK on-trade market.

Tate art gallery launches beer alongside Uniqlo

The Tate Modern art gallery in London and Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo have joined with Magic Rock brewers to create Sakura Pale Ale.

UK supermarkets boost craft beer range

UK supermarket chains have embraced the craft beer market by increasing the range of individual breweries and lowering the varieties of big brands.

Carling re-launches Premier League lager

Molson Coors-owned Carling has re-launched Carling Premier, its premium lager which will be available across both the on and off-trade markets in the UK.

US editor says no to sexism in beer industry

John Holl, editor of All About Beer magazine in the US, has voiced his concerns about sexist beer labels and the ‘lack of gender equality’ in the beer industry.

AB InBev expands to Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev will export African beer brands with ‘huge potential’ to its global market.

Innis & Gunn founder says Scottish beer success owes to crowdfunding

Innis & Gunn founder Dougal Sharp believes that crowdfunding has made Scottish craft beer brands the most internationally recognised.

Jack Daniel's launches new cider

Jack Daniel’s, from Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands, has launched a cider for the UK on and off-trade markets.

Doom Bar sponsors British & Irish Lions tour

English cask ale Doom Bar will be an official sponsor for the British & Irish Lions rugby tour to New Zealand this summer.

Samuel Adams founder says US craft beer faces extinction

Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch believes that government greenlighting of overseas brewing conglomerates could be the ‘beginning of the end’ for craft beer in the US.

BrewDog valued at £1bn

Craft beer company BrewDog has been valued at £1bn after TSG Consumer Partners spent £213m on shares in the brand.

Cathay Pacific launches 'altitude friendly' beer

Cathay Pacific airline has developed an in-flight craft beer specifically designed to be consumed at 35,000 feet.