Eastside Distilling acquires Azuñia Tequila for US$14.7m to expand offfering

USA – Oregon based spirits company, Eastside Distilling has acquired Azuñia Tequila from Intersect Beverage for approximately US$14.7m in deal that will expand its product portfolio. Azuñia Tequila offers four premium tequila products; Blanco Organic […]

Molson Coors commissions US$226m Canadian brewery to support expansion

CANADA – Multinational brewing company, Molson Coors has opened a new brewery and distribution centre in British Columbia, Canada, after investing US$226.4 million (CAD 300 million). The facility will brew and distribute a wide range of […]

AB InBev’s Carlton & United Breweries acquires Riot Wine to expand portfolio

AUSTRALIA – Brewing giant Carlton & United Breweries, a subsidiary of AB InBeV has acquired Australian wine company Riot Wine Co, for an undisclosed sum. The deal marks Carlton & United Breweries’ entry into the […]

Hood River Distillers adds premium tequila ‘Batanga’ to its portfolio

USA – Hood River Distillers, producer of distilled spirits in the Northwest has partnered with Mexico’s Casa Orendain in the launch of Batanga, a premium 100 percent agave Tequila. Established in 1926 by Eduardo Orendain, […]

UK’s Kensington Distillers & Vintners enters Kenyan market

KENYA – Kensington Distillers & Vintners (KDV) the London-based beverage producer has entered the Kenyan Market introducing global alcohol drink brands such as its Bannerman’s Finest Scotch Whisky. Following this development, Sazerac, the leading US […]

AB InBev Asian business resumes plans of Hong Kong listing

ASIA – World’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev has resumed plans of listing its Asia Pacific business in Hong Kong, two months after back tracking from the planned initial public offering (IPO). AB InBeV now says […]

Serengeti Breweries minority investors to raise US$30.8m in new deal

TANZANIA -Serengeti Breweries minority investors are set to inject an additional Sh3.2 billion (US$30.8m) capital into the breweries as part of it’s deal with the majority shareholder, East African Breweries (EABL). The deal follows the […]

Nigerian Breweries unveils new sleek and stylish Heineken beer cans

NIGERIA – Heineken, through its Nigerian bottler Nigerian Breweries, has launched two new sleek and stylish 33cl cans for the packaging of its premium beer brand in Nigeria. This is part of the Dutch brewing […]

Spanish brewer Mahou Group acquires majority stake in Founders Brewing

USA – Spanish brewery Mahou-San Miguel Group has increased its stake in Michigan-based craft beer maker Founders Brewing to 90%. Mahoau already controlled a 30% stake in the fast-growing craft brewery following transaction in 2014 […]