Asia pacific Breweries (APB) plans to build a new brewery in Goa, and is on the hunt for a second location in the country. 

The Goa brewery is set to have a production capacity of 350,000 cases, said APB, a long-standing joint-venture between Heineken and the Fraser and Neave group.

Ashwin Deo, who overseas APB's operations in South Asia, and who was previously CEO at Moet and Hennessy India, said that APB was working to build its presence in the northern part of India, as well as Goa in the south.

He told just-drinks today (21 October): "Goa is definitely a target market and we also plan to expand our brewing capacities and marketing in the north. It is a very competitive mark up there."

APB brands include Baron's Strong Brew, Tiger and Cannon, a strong local beer, at its brewery in Aurangabad Maharashtra and other brewery Hyderabad in partnership with the Andhra Pradesh brewer C K Jaipuria.
"We are also considering the possibilities of brewing 'Arlem' lager in the new [Goa] brewery," said Deo. He did not disclose the cost of the new brewery.