Business Sep 10, 2020

Major Japanese beer makers' sales down in August

Four major Japanese beer makers separately said Thursday that their sales of beer and quasi-beer products in August fell from a year earlier, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. Sales in volume terms were down 18 percent at Sapporo Breweries Ltd., 12 percent at ...

Japan's first zero-carb beer to hit shelves next month

Business / Corporate Aug 27, 2020

Japan's first zero-carb beer to hit shelves next month

Kirin Brewery Co. said Thursday it will start selling a zero-carbohydrate regular beer in October, the first such product offered by a domestic brewer, to tap demand among increasingly health-conscious consumers. The zero-carb beer under the major brewery's flagship Ichibanshibori brand will be launched on ...

In Spain, bar bot serves up contact-free beers amid pandemic

World May 20, 2020

In Spain, bar bot serves up contact-free beers amid pandemic

He maybe silent and his moves mechanical but he can pull you a pint without the slightest concern about contamination: meet Beer Cart, the robotic barman serving beer in Seville. He made his debut when the southern city began enjoying new freedom as Spain eased ...

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

World Apr 19, 2020

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

Dwindling supplies of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants is sparking concern about shortages of beer, soda and seltzer water — essentials for many quarantined Americans. Brewers and soft-drink makers use carbon dioxide, or CO2, for carbonation, which gives beer and soda fizz. Ethanol producers are ...