Heineken Russia launches new bottles using PET Engineering technology

RUSSIA – Global beer brewer, Heineken has launched two new PET bottles developed using PET Engineering’s interchangeable insert system technology. The new bottle designs have been used for brands Tri Medvedya, Okhota and Okckoe by […]

Diageo unveils new premium Villa Ascenti gin, opens new distillery in Italy

ITALY – British spirits producer, Diageo has added a super-premium gin to its portfolio after investing €420,000 (US$469,000) in a new distillery in Santa Vittoria d’Alba, Italy. Called Villa Ascenti, the new gin will first […]

Nigeria’s International Breweries appoints Olutoyin Modupe to its Board

NIGERIA – International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has announced the appointment of Olutoyin Modupe Odulate as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the company. The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) listed […]

Delta Corporation increases shareholding in African Distillers to 50.1%

ZIMBABWE – Delta Corporation Limited, a leading beverages producer in Zimbabwe, has increased its shareholding in wine and spirits firm, Africa Distillers Limited (Afdis) to 50.1% as the majority shareholder. Before the additional share accumulation, […]

EU fines AB InBev US$224m over higher beer prices in Belgium

EU – The European Union has fined AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer US$224 million (€200.4 million) for breaching EU antitrust rules by restricting cross-border beer sales. The maker of Budweiser and Corona has been […]

Swedish distillery partners Microsoft to brew first AI-generated whiskey

SWEDEN – Mackmyra Whisky, a Swedish single malt whisky distillery has in collaboration with Fourkind, a Finnish technology consultancy and Microsoft created the world’s first AI-developed whiskey. Mackmyra’s AI whiskey was developed through machine learning […]

AB InBev’s Asia business files for Hong Kong IPO valued at US$5b

ASIA – World’s largest brewer, AB InBev has filed for Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) of its business in Asia Pacific, in a deal which could be worth US$5 billion. According to a Reuters […]

BrewDog expands low-alcohol craft beer portfolio with new Punk AF

UK – Leading Scottish brewery, BrewDog has launched Punk AF, a low-alcohol craft beer range that looks to offer consumers a flavorful category with less alcohol. Punk AF has 0.5% ABV featuring a combination of […]

Boston Beer Company merges with Dogfish Head in a deal worth US$300m

USA – The Boston Beer Company has signed a definitive merger agreement with Delaware based company, Dogfish Head Brewery in a transaction valued at approximately US$300 million. The merger looks to explore opportunities in the […]