Heineken plans to sell off production facility in Russia

RUSSIA - Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, has announced its plans to sell its production site in Kaliningrad, Russia for US$4.3 million. According to Reuters, the Dutch company had already halted production at the Kaliningrad plant in January, citing a steady decline in Russia’s beer market due to the tightening of the regulation and recession.…

Heineken launches new H41 beer with new yeast found in nature

NETHERLANDS - Heineken has launched a new series of wild lagers named H41, beer made with yeast that has been identified as one of the parents of lager yeast, found in nature. According to Willem van Waesberghe, Heineken's global brew-master, many strains of yeast are used to make beer and fall into three categories; ale,lager…