In Belgian lab, the quest for the perfect beer yeast

Nov 18, 2016

In Belgian lab, the quest for the perfect beer yeast

Belgium famously produces hundreds of different beers, but that is nothing compared to the varieties of yeast used to make them — around 30,000 are kept on ice at just one laboratory by scientists seeking the perfect ingredient for the perfect brew. A team ...

Foreign firms eye up Vietnam's state brewers

Oct 24, 2016

Foreign firms eye up Vietnam's state brewers

Sloshed back at rowdy open-air “bia hoi” day and night, beer is Vietnam’s tipple of choice and now its cash-strapped government is drawing on the nation’s penchant for lager to raise billions of dollars by selling stakes in state-owned brewers. The unprecedented divestments in ...

Aug 13, 2016

North Korea kicks off first beer festival

North Korea on Friday kicked off its first beer festival, in line with leader Kim Jong Un’s promise to improve living standards and build a “highly civilized nation” despite being under international sanctions for its pursuit of nuclear arms. The festival featuring Taedonggang beer, ...

Top four breweries log first-half growth in operating profit

Aug 7, 2016

Top four breweries log first-half growth in operating profit

Japan’s top four breweries enjoyed growth in operating profit in the first half as brisk domestic operations more than offset overseas declines caused by the yen’s appreciation, their financial statements show. Suntory Holdings Ltd. posted a record group operating profit for January-June for the ...

Asahi to buy Peroni and Grolsch brands from AB InBev

Apr 19, 2016

Asahi to buy Peroni and Grolsch brands from AB InBev

Beer giant Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday it will buy the Peroni and Grolsch brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s top brewer, which the latter pledged to sell as part of a tie-up with SABMiller. Terms of the deal — which also includes ...