Belgium's competition watchdog has rejected complaints from two of the country's leading horeca associations against brewing giant InBev.

The country's Competition Council has this week thrown out claims that InBev forced Belgian bar owners to stock larger brand glassware for local brand Jupiler.

Les Fédérations Horeca Wallonie et Vlaanderen, two associations representing Belgian hotel, restaurant and bar owners, had argued that the new glasses meant bar owners were having to pour more beer for the same price.

An InBev Belgium spokesperson said yesterday (31 January) that the brewer was "very happy" with the decision. She added: "The (bar owners) were not obliged to take the improved glassware."