This week in beer & cider

This week in beer & cider

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

I'll spare you the 'Fat Lady' analogies but, if you have been hearing singing this week, it's likely to be Anheuser-Busch InBev staff in a good, post-deal-closure mood. Earlier this week, trading in SAB's shares came to an end, with the company's listings in Johannesburg and London being cancelled. The process that started 385 days ago has finally - finally - come to an end.

The next couple of years carry great importance for MillerCoors. Not only is the US JV between Molson Coors and SABMiller set to come under new ownership in the coming days, but it also has work to do to stem revenue declines, achieve flat sales volumes by 2018 and secure growth the following year.

Constellation Brands has seen the second quarter of its current fiscal year mirror the positive performance of Q1, leading to healthy rises in both sales and profits for the group's half-year.

Seattle-based Two Beers Brewing and the Seattle Cider Co have joined a French agricultural co-operative in a bid to drive their exports.

Boston Beer Co has added a new flavour to its three-strong Truly Spiked & Sparkling range in the US.

California craft giant Sierra Nevada Brewing Co will release two new beers at the start of 2017.