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The global beer category - The facts

Earlier this week, Bernstein released the fourth edition of its annual global beer guide. With commentary from the sell-side research and br...

Beer in 2016 - The morning after the night before

Having considered brewing trends in the year ahead yesterday, Euromonitor now takes a corporate view on what 2016 will look like in the beer...

Anheuser-Busch InBev's announcement of its proposed acquisition of SABMiller late last year did not come as much of a surprise, and was the culmination of over a decade-and-a-half of merger and acquisition activity by brewers. However, it raises some interesting questions, not only in how the deal will work, but also what is next for the brewing industry - or, for that matter, the overall drinks industry.

Larry Nelson | 28 Jan 2016

just-drinks' beer commentator, Larry Nelson, starts his 2016 output by looking at three of the more recent brewing moves around the world.

Andy Morton | 13 Jan 2016

The race to land SABMiller's European beer brands went global this week with reports that some of Asia's leading brewers are circling.

Andy Morton | 12 Jan 2016

Carlsberg may have had a difficult 2015, but this year is unlikely to bring much relief for the brewer, one analyst has warned.

Latest Interviews

James Wilmore | 26 Nov 2014

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, is one of the figureheads of the US craft beer scene. The Delaware-based firm's tagline is "Off-centred ales for off-centred people". Here Calagione, also a TV star, explains Dogfish's future plans, his attitude to the big brewers and why US craft brewery closures are inevitable.

Olly Wehring | 18 Nov 2014

Oliver Braun joined German brewer Krombacher almost five years ago from Anheuser-Busch InBev. Today, he is the company's export & international sales director. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring caught up with him last month when he visited London.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 5 Feb 2016

Craft Brew Alliance has posted ongoing healthy sales in its fourth quarter, with the top-line in the full year set to come in up on 2014.

Lucy Britner | 29 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has refused to be drawn on speculation that it is looking to retain SABMiller's stake in the owner of the world's largest lager brand, CR Snow.

Lucy Britner | 29 Jan 2016

AB InBev UK has launched a lemon variant of its alcohol-free beer Beck's Blue.

Lucy Britner | 27 Jan 2016

Molson Coors is to raise almost US$2.4bn to help fund the purchase of SABMiller's interest in MillerCoors. 

Andy Morton | 27 Jan 2016

South Africa may prove a bottleneck for Anheuser-Busch InBev as it awaits approval for its SABMiller takeover, an analyst has said.

Lucy Britner | 26 Jan 2016

ThaiBev subsidiary Fraser & Neave has confirmed speculation that it has "expressed an interest to acquire" SABMiller's Peroni and Grolsch brands. 

Andy Morton | 19 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Belgian-style wheat ale Shock Top is to share the stage with Budweiser and Bud Light during next month's Super Bowl commercials in the US.

Andy Morton | 15 Jan 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

Olly Wehring | 14 Jan 2016

Craft Brew Alliance has teamed up with Anheuser-Busch InBev's Brazilian unit to launch two beers from its Kona Brewing Co division in the country.

Andy Morton | 13 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to raise up to US$30bn in the second-biggest corporate bond deal, to help fund its takeover of SABMiller, according to reports.

Andy Morton | 12 Jan 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is likely to accept Anheuser-Busch InBev as its African bottling partner after the brewer's takeover of SABMiller, an analyst has said.

Andy Morton | 12 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is considering its options after the European Union ruled that a Belgian Government-run tax scheme that it is part of is illegal.

Olly Wehring | 12 Jan 2016

Craft Brew Alliance and Pabst Brewing Co have set up a brewing agreement in the US that could see the latter acquire one of CBA's breweries.

Andy Morton | 11 Jan 2016

Asahi Group is to make a JPY400bn (US$3.4bn) bid for SABMiller's Grolsch and Peroni, according to a Japanese media report.

Andy Morton | 11 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Friday.

Andy Morton | 11 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is most likely to sell SABMiller's European beer brands to private-equity groups partly because the company could buy them back later, an analyst has said.

Lucy Britner | 11 Jan 2016

The president of US trade organisation the Brewers Association has stepped back after 37 years in the role. 

Andy Morton | 7 Jan 2016

Vietnam's beer industry is to increase output by a quarter over the next four years, the country's brewer's association has reportedly said.

Andy Morton | 6 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to list the nutritional content of its beers on UK labels as it goes "above and beyond" minimum requirements agreed between European brewers, the company has said.

Andy Morton | 5 Jan 2016

The chairman of Carlsberg has hinted the brewer may not be in the running to buy Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzuro from SABMiller, after telling a Danish newspaper the company is not looking to make acquisitions.

Olly Wehring | 23 Dec 2015

Mahou San Miguel has reiterated its interest in the US craft beer segment, but has declined to comment on reports linking it to a move for Anchor Brewers & Distillers.

Andy Morton | 23 Dec 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Brazilian unit, Ambev, has confirmed its purchase of Caribbean beverage producer BHL Holdings after a fraught bidding process.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 23 Dec 2015

As Anheuser-Busch InBev picks up yet another craft brewer ahead of the festive season, you have to wonder about its seemingly scattergun acquisitions strategy. Did the management team get one of those “Beers of the World” boxes at the office Christmas party?

Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2015

With the Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller deal nicely on its way, the real business can begin in earnest - thinking up a new company name.

Company research

Anheuser-Busch InBev NVSA (ABI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Anheuser-Busch InBev NVSA (ABI) - Financial and Strategic SW

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV/SA (AB InBev) is a global brewer that produces and distributes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages through its subsidiaries worldwide....

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Advertising campaigns to combat declines of core mid-priced domestic lagers, Budweiser and Bud Light, are anticipated to continue given their success in 2014 and early 2015. Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B...

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Beer (World)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Beer (World)

The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, faces significant challenges, including difficult economic conditions in core markets, growing competition from alternatives to beer, and the rise of...

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