Retailers cashing in on Japan's craft beer craze

Jan 21, 2015

Retailers cashing in on Japan's craft beer craze

After a short-lived boom in the 1990s, craft beer is catching on once again among thirsty Japanese consumers. Retailer Aeon Co. started stocking up to 90 craft and imported beers at 250 stores nationwide in December last year, and sales have been strong. “More ...

Jan 12, 2015

At least 56 dead in Mozambique beer poisoning

At least 56 people including a toddler in the northwest of Mozambique have died from apparent poisoning after consuming traditional beer known as “phombe,” local authorities said Sunday. Carla Mosse, director of health for the province of Tete, told Radio Mocambique that 39 people ...

Dec 21, 2014

Beer coupons worth billions of yen untapped

Some ¥67.9 billion in beer coupons have yet to be redeemed by households, a liquor industry survey has revealed. One in every four households still has unused beer coupons, with the average number coming to about 15, Zenshukyo, the umbrella organization for liquor retailers’ ...

Oktoberfest opens to toast millions

Sep 21, 2014

Oktoberfest opens to toast millions

Germany’s world-famous Oktoberfest kicked off Saturday with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer. Millions of revelers will soak up the frothy atmosphere in the 16-day annual extravaganza. With the cry of “O’zapft is” (“The keg is tapped”), the amber fluid began ...

Sep 4, 2014

Tsingtao at lagerheads with foreign brewers

China’s most famous beer and probably its biggest global brand, Tsingtao has survived colonialism, civil war and Communist revolution. Now, it is relying on Japanese investment to help negotiate slowing growth and intensifying foreign competition. Set up by German brewmasters in 1903, Tsingtao Brewery ...

Aug 4, 2014

Spain throws cold water on sex and booze resorts

Wearing only underwear and angel wings, three young women wiggle their hips to entice customers to enter one of the many nightclubs in Magaluf, a Spanish beach resort notorious for its sex and booze excess. “We came to get drunk, basically. Everyone knows Magaluf ...