The UK-based brewer, Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) and the Greek wine and beer company, Boutaris, have signed an agreement under which S&N will acquire a 46% stake in Northern Greece Brewery, a subidiary of Boutaris. The two companies were scheduled to sign a buyout agreement in mid-July which would have seen S&N acquire a 46% stake in another Boutaris brewing subsidiary, Mythos Brewery.