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JDO gives Baltika beer a new bottle design

    JDO gives Baltika beer a new bottle design

One of Russia’s most popular beer brands, Baltika 3, is set to get a facelift with a new bottle design from JDO Brand & Design.
The Carlsberg-owned beer was aiming to elevate its position among international premium beers, while countering the threat of counterfeit beer products.
JDO was tasked with creating a more premium and modern design […]

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Crown Holdings designs new beverage can for Guinness

Crown Holdings has designed a new limited edition packaging for Guinness Brewery’s Foreign Extra Stout brand of beverage.
Designed to celebrate Crown Holdings’ nearly 150-year presence in Singapore, the beverage is available in 330ml cans.
Foreign Extra Stout brand’s new packaging features a new version of the brand’s original label design developed by Singapore-based illustrator Ben Qwek.
The […]

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Craft brewery’s edible six pack rings

Most plastic beer six‐pack rings end up in our oceans and pose a serious threat to wildlife. Saltwater Brewery together with WeBelievers has designed, tested and prototyped the first ever Edible Six Pack Rings, made with byproducts of the beer making process, that instead of killing animals, feeds them. They are also 100% biodegradable and […]

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SABMiller packaging shows beer temperature

UK-based beverage company SABMiller has launched a new smart sensor technology that shows the perfect drinking temperature of beer.
Based on a colour-changing ink concept, the sensor is enclosed in a pack that accurately displays the beer’s temperature after a button is pushed.
The development is the result of a partnership between SABMiller and Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute.
The […]

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Oregon to launch limited-edition brewing purées

Oregon Fruit Products has announced a timetable of limited-edition releases for its Fruit for Brewing range of fruit purées, specifically designed to be used by breweries in the beer making process.
For the rest of the year, and into next year, the company will launch four new fruit purées – starting with Mango this month. In […]

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Budweiser launches twist-off bottle caps

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s beer brand, Budweiser has introduced new twist-off bottle caps for its product line in the UK.
The new caps are expected to eliminate the need for bottle openers, providing an easier serving experience.
Budweiser UK&I senior brand manager Aina Fuller said: “This is so much more than a packaging innovation for Budweiser – never again […]

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Grolsch appears in ‘modernised’ bottles

Branding and packaging design consultant Cartils has redesigned Dutch beer brand Grolsch’s primary and secondary packaging to bring its new brand platform, Unconventional by Tradition, to life.
Cartils has simplified and modernised Grolsch’s packaging while retaining the recognisability of the brand’s strong legacy and authenticity. Cartils simplified the logo design and made it more contemporary by […]

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Actega to provide PVC-free bottle closures for AB InBev

Anheuser-Busch has partnered with coatings and sealants manufacturer Actega to provide PVC-free bottle closure for the brewer to use in the Chinese market.
Actega will facilitate production of the PVC-free closure compounds by building an additional line at its site in Foshan, South China, extending its longstanding working relationship with US-based Anheuser-Busch.
As well as being PVC-free, […]

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Ardagh launches new tapping system for in-home beer kegs

Ardagh has launched a new tapping system for its 3.1 litre and 5 litre metal party kegs, together with plastics and injection moulding specialist KMT.
The new tap will “bring an exciting pub experience to any home-based celebration or occasion”, Ardagh has said. Newly designed features that provide a smooth “pull and tap” to consumers’ favourite beer […]

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Oculto presents new illuminated bottle design

Oculto, the unique tequila barrel-aged blend of beer and lager, has showcased two new interactive packaging innovations – including an illuminated bottle design and a web-based app utilising Internet of Things technology.
To create the illuminated bottle, the brand partnered with Inland Packaging to leverage smart label technology featuring printed electronic pathways, paper batteries, micro switches […]

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Robust Performance by C&C Group

    Robust Performance by C&C Group

C&C Group, the Irish and UK branded cider and beer business, has increased operating profit before exceptional items by 9% to Eur111.2 million for 2012, despite a 4.8% drop in net revenue to Eur480.8 million. Operating margins improved to 23.1% up 2.9 ppts reflecting the group’s strategic focus on driving brand value and greater operational […]

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St Austell Brewery Secures £40 Million Refinancing Deal

    St Austell Brewery Secures £40 Million Refinancing Deal

British regional brewer and pub operator St Austell Brewery has secured a new £40 million refinancing package with Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays Bank. The Cornish brewer will use the new banking facility to explore further growth opportunities.
Focused primarily on the south west of England, the firm is keen to expand its pub estate. […]

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Diageo Completes $225 Million Acquisition of Ethiopian Brewer

    Diageo Completes $225 Million Acquisition of Ethiopian Brewer

Diageo has completed the acquisition of Meta Brewery, a leading beer company in Ethiopia, for a cash consideration of $225 million, subject to customary post completion adjustments. The acquisition concludes a competitive tender process held by the Privatization and Public Enterprises Supervising Authority on behalf of the Government of Ethiopia.
The acquisition represents a key milestone […]

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Shepherd Neame Achieves Record Sales

    Shepherd Neame Achieves Record Sales

Shepherd Neame, the Kent-based English brewer and pub operator, increased turnover by 5.2% to £121.3 million and operating profit before exceptionals by 3.3% to £12.3 million for the year ended June 25th 2011. The company’s total beer volume was up 4% against an overall decline of 7.1% in the UK beer market. Own beer volume […]

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Heineken Starts Amstel Brewing in Russia

    Heineken Starts Amstel Brewing in Russia

Heineken has commenced the brewing of its Amstel brand at its St Petersburg brewery in Russia. Heineken is reported to be aiming to capture a 1% share of the Russian beer market for Amstel by the end of the year as consumer demand for premium beer brands, such as Heineken and Zlaty Bazant, recovers.
During the […]

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Foster’s Rejects A$11.2b SABMiller Approach

    Foster’s Rejects A$11.2b SABMiller Approach

Foster’s Group, the largest brewer in Australia, has rejected an unsolicited A$11.2b (Eur8.3b) acquisition approach from SABMiller. The proposal to acquire Foster’s is in line with SABMiller’s strategy to create an attractive global spread of businesses, with a focus on developing strong and successful brand portfolios.
Australia has a strong, wealthy and growing economy with consistent […]

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Moscow Brewing Company to Produce Kirin Beer

    Moscow Brewing Company to Produce Kirin Beer

Moscow Brewing Company has signed a 20-year deal with Kirin Holdings of Japan for the licensed production of Kirin Ichiban beer in Russia. The brand will be produced at the Moscow Brewing Company’s state-of-the-art brewery in Moscow.
Founded in early 2008, Moscow Brewing Company is one of Russia’s leading producers and importers of beer and beverages. […]

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Heineken Looks to Expand in Brazil

    Heineken Looks to Expand in Brazil

Heineken is reported to be considering making an offer to acquire Primo Schincariol Industria de Cervejas Refrigerantes, the second largest brewer in Brazil behind Anheuser-Busch InBev. Primo Schincariol Industria de Cervejas Refrigerantes is estimated to be worth in the region of £2b.
Such an acquisition move would be in line with Heineken’s strategy of developing its […]

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Decline in British Beer Sales Eases

    Decline in British Beer Sales Eases

Beer sales fell by 3.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010, according to the latest UK Quarterly Beer Barometer published today by the British Beer & Pub Association.
Both the on and off-trade showed a decline of 3.8 per cent, and the decline of sales in pubs […]

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Heineken Sponsors London Olympics 2012

    Heineken Sponsors London Olympics 2012

Heineken UK has been appointed as official lager supplier and sponsor of the London 2012 Olympic Games As part of the deal, the company’s flagship premium beer, Heineken will be the branded lager served at the Games and Heineken UK will have exclusive pouring rights for its portfolio of beer and cider brands at all […]

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SABMiller Reveals Europe’s Most Popular Beer Drinking Destination

    SABMiller Reveals Europe’s Most Popular Beer Drinking Destination

Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin have been named the top European destinations for a beer, according to a new report into European beer drinking culture by SABMiller, one of the world’s largest brewers.
The report, ‘Whose Round?’ which was researched across 12 European countries, found that 20% of all respondents named Prague as their top city for […]

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SABMiller Enters Argentinean Beer Market

    SABMiller Enters Argentinean Beer Market

SABMiller, one of the world’s largest brewers, has acquired Cerveceria Argentina SA Isenbeck (CASA Isenbeck), the third largest brewer in Argentina, from the Warsteiner Group. CASA Isenbeck’s principal brands are Isenbeck and Warsteiner, with total sales volumes in 2009 of approximately 600,000hl.
Its brewery is located in Zarate, near Buenos Aires, and has a total capacity […]

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Diageo Strengthens Brewing Business

  Diageo Strengthens Brewing Business

Diageo has strengthened its beer business in emerging markets after its East African Breweries subsidiary acquired a 51% stake in rival Tanzanian brewer Serengeti Breweries for $60.4m (£38.1m). The deal strengthens East African’s distribution in Kenya and Uganda.
Meanwhile, speculation has heightened that Diageo is considering a move to purchase the 66% of Moet Hennessy, the […]

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Molson Coors Expands in China

  Molson Coors Expands in China

In line with its strategy of increasing its exposure to emerging beer markets, Molson Coors Brewing Company has completed its $40m acquisition of 51% controlling interest in a joint venture with the Hebei Si’hai Beer Company, a regional Chinese brewer.
The joint venture, Molson Coors Si’hai Brewing Company, will provide Molson Coors with a platform to […]

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Biggest Fall in UK Alcohol Consumption in 60 Years

  Biggest Fall in UK Alcohol Consumption in 60 Years

UK drinkers are continuing to reduce their alcohol consumption, with 2009 seeing the sharpest year-on-year decline since 1948, according to newly published figures from the British Beer & Pub Association. This, and other major changes affecting the UK beer market are revealed in the newly published BBPA Statistical Handbook 2010.
There was a sharp, 6% decline […]

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Foster’s Turns Down Offer for Wine Business

  Foster’s Turns Down Offer for Wine Business

Foster’s, the Australian brewer and wine maker, is reported to have rejected a cash offer of up to A$2.7b (£1.6b) from an unidentified international private equity firm for its troubled, global wine business, which it plans to demerge. The offer was spurned as undervaluing the wine business, which analysts have valued at more than A$3b.
However, the move […]

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Carlsberg to Close Swiss Brewery

  Carlsberg to Close Swiss Brewery

Global brewer Carlsberg will concentrate its beer production in Switzerland at its main brewery at Rheinfelden and its site in Fribourg will close down by June 2011. The move is part of the ongoing optimisation of the production network across the Carlsberg Group.
Volume is being transferred from Switzerland to the brewery in Obernai in France, […]

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Strong Showing From Heineken

  Strong Showing From Heineken

Global brewer Heineken has produced a strong first half performance but remains cautious on the development of beer consumption in Europe and the US due to continued weak consumer spending and planned austerity measures across many countries. Heineken reported a 42% jump in net profit to Eur695 million, partly due to positive exceptional items, on […]

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Efes Breweries Shows Improvement in Russia

  Efes Breweries Shows Improvement in Russia

Despite the continued adverse economic climate and the significant excise tax increase in Russia, one of its key markets, Efes Breweries International, which operates in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Eastern Europe and the Balkans, has reported higher volumes, revenues and EBITDA in the first half to June 30th 2010, marked by a major […]

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SABMiller Interested in Foster’s

  SABMiller Interested in Foster’s

SABMiller, the world’s second biggest brewer, is reported to be considering launching a £7b bid for the beer business of Foster’s, the Australian brewer and wine producer. Carlton & United Brewers, Foster’s beer operation, produces Victoria Bitter and Foster’s lager.
A successful bid by SABMiller would make it the biggest brewer in Australia and strengthen its […]

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World Cup Scores For Anheuser-Busch InBev

  World Cup Scores For Anheuser-Busch InBev

Helped by its sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup, Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, increased beer volumes by 2% in its second quarter and by 1.5% in the first half of 2010. The group’s focus brands grew volumes by 4% in the first half, led by Budweiser internationally, Antarctica, Brahma and Skol in Brazil […]

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World’s Strongest and Most Expensive Beer Goes on Sale

  World’s Strongest and Most Expensive Beer Goes on Sale

Brew Dog, the Scottish maverick independent brewery, has unveiled the strongest, most expensive and most shocking beer in the world. Named ‘The End of History’, the beer is now available to buy in the UK. The blond Belgian ale is served from innovative bottles made with stuffed animals dressed in eccentric outfits.
The End of History […]

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SABMiller Calls For Greater Environmental and Social Disclosure

SABMiller, the world’s second largest beer company, is calling on the brewing industry to improve disclosure on environmental and social impacts. The company is taking a lead by publishing detailed information about the impacts of its own operations around the world, in an online format which allows for greater insight and scrutiny into the country-level […]

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