Aug 20, 2015

Kirin buys Myanmar's biggest brewing company for $560 million

Kirin Holdings Co. said it acquired Myanmar’s biggest beer company for $560 million (about ¥69.7 billion), as it seeks to expand abroad with an aging population at home reducing domestic demand for its beverages. A Singapore unit of Japan’s second-largest brewer by market value ...

For the cereal drinker: Wheaties, brew of champions

Aug 14, 2015

For the cereal drinker: Wheaties, brew of champions

These Wheaties may not be so good with milk. Wheaties says it is partnering with a craft brewery to create a limited-edition beer. The 16-ounce cans will only be available in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market starting Aug. 26, according to Wheaties parent company General ...

It's ale bent for lather as suds fest fetes Brit beer boom

Aug 12, 2015

It's ale bent for lather as suds fest fetes Brit beer boom

Drinkers raised a glass to the U.K.’s booming brewing scene on Tuesday as the Great British Beer Festival got underway. The number of British breweries is at its highest for 50 years, with 1,285 now in operation — 325 of which were serving up ...

Jul 10, 2015

Beer shipments hit record low in first half

Beer and quasi-beer shipments in the January-June period fell 0.6 percent from a year earlier to 195.8 million cases, the worst level ever for a first half, data from five major brewers showed Friday. First-half shipments hit a record low for the third consecutive ...

Jun 2, 2015

Major brewers promoting 'healthy' nonalcoholic beer

Ahead of the summer peak demand season, Japanese brewers are extending the product lines of nonalcoholic beer-like beverages that they claim offer healthful benefits. The popularity of such drinks is on the rise, although the beer market is shrinking amid the country’s falling birthrate. ...

May 3, 2015

Brewers tasked with turning sewage into suds

An Oregon wastewater treatment operator has asked home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and the key, not-so-secret ingredient: treated sewer water. The Pure Water Brew Challenge is an effort to get people talking about how a vital resource can be ...

Babylonian brew: Belgian makes beer from bread

Apr 19, 2015

Babylonian brew: Belgian makes beer from bread

A small Brussels-based brewery has embarked on a project to make beer from leftover bread, harking back to antiquity, when bread was the main ingredient, rather than barley. The idea for brewing with bread came when 31-year-old Frenchman Sebastien Morvan talked to a friend ...