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

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.

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

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.

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

22 February, 2018

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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


David Williams

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