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 ...

Mar 24, 2016

Flaws found in scientific case for moderate drinking

It is an irresistible headline: People who drink alcohol in moderation actually live longer than those who abstain entirely. Counterintuitive studies that show the purported benefits of a drink or two a day prompt flurries of bright news reports. You can hear the glasses ...