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Comment - Becherovka: Is Stock an Option? 3 Apr 2014

Reports this week that Pernod Ricard is looking to offload Czech liqueur brand Becherovka are on the money. Reuters' story on Tuesday (1 April) was not an April Fool.


Budejovicky Budvar: The Napoleon of Brewers 31 Oct 2013

It's been an interesting few days for me, having been to Czech for the first time, to visit Budejovicky Budvar.


just the Facts - Budejovicky Budvar 30 Oct 2013

This week, just-drinks is in Czech, visiting Budejovicky Budvar. Ahead of an interview with the brewer's general director, which will run next week, here are some facts about the firm, its home town, its facilities, and its brands.


Pilsner Urquell Learns Craft Beer Tricks at 170 10 Oct 2012

It may be 170 years old, but the “original golden lager” is getting a new lease of life from the explosion in popularity of craft beer in Europe.


Sceptics reign over CVC Capital StarBev "sale" 24 Feb 2012

Several analysts believe that CVC Capital will struggle to raise serious offers for its StarBev beer business if it is intent on selling up. Here, just-drinks looks at the market chatter.

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Pivovary Lobkowicz secures control of Rychtar 10 Dec 2014

Pivovary Lobkowicz has taken full control of fellow Czech brewer Pivovar Rychtár by acquiring the 30% stake it did not already own in the group.


Budvar extends B:Cherry footprint beyond Czech 22 Oct 2014

Budejovicky Budvar is rolling out a cherry-flavoured extension of its namesake beer brand to Germany, the UK and the US.


SABMiller to unveil Birell cans that change colour 7 Oct 2014

SABMiller is to launch a new range of cans for its non-alcoholic beer brand Birell that changes colour when the liquid reaches its optimum temperature.


Innis & Gunn launches in Czech 24 Sep 2014

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has rolled out two of its beers to the Czech Republic to target the country's developing craft beer market.


Heineken dampens speculation over Czech unit sale 9 Sep 2014

Heineken has branded reports that it is in negotiation to sell its Czech operations to Molson Coors as “speculative rumours”.


A-B InBev buys Pivovar Samson in Czech 3 Jul 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed its purchase of Pivovar Samson in Czech and has warned that the transaction “further strengthens” its position in the legal row with Budejovicky Budvar.


Budvar releases Pardal Echt Pale for summer 23 Jun 2014

Budejovicky Budvar has launched a half-litre can extension of Pardál Echt Pale in its domestic market.


Budejovicky Budvar gives full portfolio revamp 17 Apr 2014

Budejovicky Budvar has updated the packaging across its entire portfolio, while renaming its full range of beers.


Carlsberg lines up Zatecky Pivovar purchase 3 Apr 2014

Carlsberg is to buy a majority stake in Czech brewer Zatecky Pivovar as it targets demand in Europe for Czech beer.


Pernod Ricard mulls Becherovka sale – sources 2 Apr 2014

Pernod Ricard is scouting for parties interested in acquiring its Czech herbal liqueur brand, Becherovka, just-drinks understands.

Latest blogs

US beer called "filthy water" as Czech president gets patriotic 25 Nov 2014

The long-running spat between US and Czech brewers stepped up a notch this week after the Czech president described American beer as “filthy water”.