Beer production hits world record

Kyodo

Beer production in the world’s major producing nations rose 3.7 percent from a year earlier to 192.71 million kiloliters in 2011, a new high for the consecutive 27 years, due to robust demand particularly in emerging Asian economies, according to data released Wednesday by a research arm of Kirin Holdings Co.

China was the top producer for the 10th year in a row, logging an increase of 10.7 percent.