The former owner of Russia's Tinkoff brewery has said he was offered more for the business by SABMiller than eventual buyer InBev.

The admission has come in an interview with the Russian daily Vedomosti.

"They [SABMiller] offered 10% more than InBev. We could have got an extra US$20m," Oleg Tinkoff told the paper.

Tinkoff said, however, that he preferred working with InBev.