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Friday 31 July 2015


The week in pictures

Pink flamingos and croquet, German Riesling baths, piles of jamon and a sushi and sake showdown – the summer brings out the best of the drinks trade.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

Big beer battle brewing in Burma

Dutch brewer Heineken is to open a new operation in Burma this weekend after a 20-year absence – a move that will bring it head to head with Carlsberg.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Carlsberg snaps up ‘.beer’ domains

Danish brewer Carlsberg has purchased several ‘.beer’ internet domain names in the hope of attracting a wider online audience to its products.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 No Comments »

UK gastropubs lead premium wine push

As British people’s taste for high-end wine continues to grow, the new wave of gastropubs sweeping through the country are their preferred place for drinking it, according to a leading distributor.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 No Comments »

AB InBev in latest craft buyout

AB InBev has purchased Brazilian craft beer brand Colorado, continuing the trend of big brewers buying lucrative boutique brands.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 1 Comment »

Diageo and Heineken strike Indian deal

Diageo has sold its remaining stake in United Breweries to Heineken for £89 million, in a move that could threaten controversial chairman Vijay Mallya.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Meantime’s Hook named ‘brewer of the year’

Meantime Brewing Company’s founder and master brewer, Alastair Hook, has been named “UK Brewer of the Year”.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 No Comments »

UK craft beer in export push

British craft beer body the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is launching an “export club” to help its members grow their brands across the world.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 No Comments »

‘World’s first’ beer-based biofuel launched

A New Zealand brewery has launched what is believed to be the “world’s first” beer-based biofuel at a petrol station in Auckland.

Monday, July 6th, 2015 No Comments »

House parties twice as popular as bars

Entertaining friends at home is now twice as popular as gathering in a bar or pub in the UK, a new survey has revealed.

Monday, July 6th, 2015 No Comments »

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