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.

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.

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

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

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

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 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

10 April, 2017

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

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

The Meantime Brewing Company in London has launched a can range of its three best selling beers.

Magners has launched its new Dark Fruit cider made from blackcurrant and blackberry which will go on sale in Scotland from April.

Craft breweries in America produced 24.6 million barrels in 2016, a 6% improvement than the previous year.

Krombacher has launched Kellerbier in the UK On-trade market in response to the demand for ‘naturally cloudy’ beer.

International craft beer giant BrewDog has defended its threats of legal action against a bar for using the word ‘punk’ in its title.

Asahi UK has expanded Peroni’s range with the introduction of Peroni Ambra, which combines a bitter and fragrant flavour inspired by the Italian aperitivo.

UK-based Black Sheep Brewery has announced the return of its Velo pale ale for the Tour de France.

Swedish cider producer Kopparberg has announced the launch of Raspberry Light in the UK.

Members of the UK Parliament gathered to celebrate the sale of Joseph Holt’s golden ale Two Hoots in the Palace of Westminster.

Cellar Trends has announced the takeover of Chang beer’s sales, distribution, and marketing from mid-April.

British brewer Adnams has announced a record-breaking 2016 having sold more than 100,000 barrels for the first time in its 140-year history.

Adnams is putting a limited edition brew to celebrate chairman Jonathan Adnams’ 60th birthday up for auction today. 

Camden Town Brewery has announced its launch in the US.

Umbrella Brewing has announced the opening of its new brewery, headed by cocktail-expert and master brewer Matthew Armitage.

The British arm of the Danish brewer has announced a £15m marketing spend designed to revitalise its flagship brand, Carlsberg Export.

Scottish Brewer Innis & Gunn has reached its £1 million target in its equity crowd-funding campaign, Adventure Capital, in three days.

Asahi Group Holdings has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Miller Brands UK and the formation of Asahi UK.

Meantime Brewing Company has unveiled the latest beers within its Pilot Series.

AB InBev UK, the UK trading subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has announced a three-year, global partnership between its Budweiser brand and Tomorrowland, one of the largest international electronic music festivals in the world.

House of Beer, a France subsidiary of Carlsberg, has announced a deal to supply Nohoval Drinks’ Finnbarra Dry Irish Craft Cider to France.

The Stella Artois brand has unveiled its trade plans for promoting its sponsorship of the Wimbledon tennis, including limited edition packaging.

A strong performance from Corona in Mexico failed to counter macroeconomic challenges in Brazil, as ABInbev’s volume sales dropped 1.4% in Q1.

Pilsner Urquell has extended its partnership with Draft House, as the demand for Tank Beer has soared.

Chang Beer is marking its 21st anniversary by introducing an updated packaging with a green and gold design across the world. 

Meantime Brewers has announced the launch of its second of four collaborations with Mitchells & Butlers. 

SABMiller results

21 April, 2016

SABMiller has reported 2% growth in latest trading update for the 12 months ended March 31, 2016.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced that it has accepted the binding offer from Asahi Group Holdings to buy certain of SABMiller plc’s European premium brands and their related businesses, excluding certain US rights.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser has announced the launch of twist-off bottle caps in the UK.

Japanese brewer Asahi Group has reportedly offered £2.3bn for SABMiller’s Peroni and Grolsch lager brands.

The Society for Independent Brewers has questioned new UK alcohol consumption guidelines, as inconsistent with those of other countries. 

Heineken takes control of Red Stripe in the UK from January 1.

Meantime, the craft brewer, has linked with the iconic folding bicycle maker, Brompton, to launch a new limited edition lager.

Diageo has opened its experimental Guinness Brewery to the public. 

The combination of Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and SABMiller Plc would sell one out of every three beers brewed worldwide, and reap about half of the beer industry’s profits, according to Bloomberg News.

SABMiller meets investors

09 October, 2015

SABMiller, the global brewer which is the subject of a takeover bid from Anheuser-Busch InBev, is meeting its investors today (October 9).

Diageo Ireland has announced that Oliver Loomes has been made country director.

East African Breweries Ltd., the region’s largest brewer, said full-year profit surged 39% as revenue climbed on improved sales of its premium beers and spirits, reports Felix Njini of Bloomberg News.

Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the world’s leading premium Italian beer, has announced the launch of its new global advertising campaign, Vita al Mare (Life by the Sea).

SABMiller has bought the London-based craft brewer, Meantime. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Carlsberg has announced a new collaboration between Carlsberg Group company, Ringnes, in Norway, and the Brooklyn Brewery of New York.

Heineken has announced the launch of two colourful products in an attempt to entice younger consumers in the UK.

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Joe Bates

Turning travellers into shoppers

In Cannes last month as I dashed around from stand to stand and from interview to interview amid a whirl of product launches and cocktail parties, I heard one question asked over and over again.

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