Indian craft-beer brand Bira 91 to open fifth brewery to capture rising demand for flavorsome tipples

INDIA – Bira 91, a fast-rising Indian craft-beer brand, is set to expand its market share even further after its owner B9 Beverages Pvt announced plans to open a fifth local brewery in India as it seeks to capture swelling demand for more flavorsome tipples.  The new brewery in Madhya Pradesh — Bira’s second in the central Indian state – is expected to be ready before the end of the eyar and will initially add 400,000 hectoliters a year.  According to Ankur Jain, B9 Beverages chief executive office,  the capacity at Bira’s new planned unit has the potential to be…

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India craft beer brand Bira 91 raises US$30m to expand its footprint

INDIA – Bira 91, a craft beer brand owned by B9 Beverages, has raised US$30 million in pre-Series C funding round led its existing investors Sequoia India and Sofina, a Belgium-based investment firm. The investment round also saw participation from Mumbai-based consumer-focussed venture capital fund, Sixth Sense Ventures and Korean private equity fund, Neoplux as well as several high reputation family offices. Established in 2015 by B9 Drinks, Bira 91 consists of a crew of over 500 people and has presence in ten international locations, including over 400 cities. To date,…

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