The week in beer

The week in beer

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Africa is the final frontier for beer, according to Euromonitor International’s latest global briefing 'Africa: The Final Frontier for Beer'. The continent is a relatively untapped territory for brewers, despite the noteworthy presence of SABMiller and Heineken in key African markets and in upcoming dynamic ones.

Independent craft beer business Brewdog has launched a new IPA to mark the 4 July Independence Day celebrations in the US.

The recent problems that the Coca-Cola Co has encountered in India, and the launch by Diageo of its new Water Blueprint, underline once again just how central water stewardship is to the sustainability strategies of major beverage companies.

Halewood International has launched a new UK campaign for its Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer, featuring comedian Vic Reeves.

European Union (EU) delays in tabling draft rules on how labelling for alcoholic beverages should be treated under EU food information legislation have been branded "unacceptable".