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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.

Latest News

Budejovicky Budvar posts double-digit volumes lift 7 Jan 2016

Budejovicky Budvar has reported a near-10% rise in sales volumes in 2015.

Stoli Group switches Central Europe distribution 9 Nov 2015

The Stoli Group is to switch its distributors in Central Europe.

Budejovicky Budvar's Bud B:Strong Ltd Edition 9 Apr 2015

Budejovicky Budvar has launched a third limited edition run of its Bud B: Strong iteration.

Budejovicky Budvar FY sales, volumes rise 16 Jan 2015

Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has reported "record" full-year sales and volumes increases, but volumes growth in exports slowed after a strong 2013.

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.

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”.