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Latest Interviews

Interview- Veltins export manager Udo Bruns 24 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Last month, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner visited Brauerei C&A Veltins in Meschede-Grevenstein, Germany. The family-owned company used the visit to announce marketing activity to mark 500 years of Germany's purity law, the Reinheitsgebot. While there, Lucy sat down with export manager Udo Bruns and UK agent Steve Holt to discuss the role the law plays in today's 'craft culture', the rise of no- and low-alcohol offerings in Germany and why Veltins is only brewed in one place.


Interview II, Stewart Hainsworth, CEO, Halewood 14 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Having set out his strategy for Halewood Wine & Spirits and its international units in the first of this two-part interview with just-drinks, CEO Stewart Hainsworth today discusses getting the group's brands in order ahead of laying out plans for acquisitions and launches.

Latest News

Rok adds four states to ABK Beer's US presence 25 Aug 16

Olly Wehring

Rok Drinks has extended the US footprint of its German beer brand, ABK Beer.


Brothers launches resealable cider cartons 25 Aug 16

Lucy Britner

UK cider company Brothers is to roll out resealable, recyclable cartons for its cider as it looks to target festival goers.  


Craft Brew Alliance poised for AB InBev takeover? 24 Aug 16

Olly Wehring

Craft Brew Alliance has strengthened its tie-up with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev, which could see the brewing giant launch a takeover within the next three years.


UK homes with children increase drinking-out spend 24 Aug 16

Andy Morton

New figures from UK brewer Greene King have shown a big jump in out-of-home drinks spend by families with children.


Harviestoun puts faith in can format 24 Aug 16

Andy Morton

Scottish brewer Harviestoun has joined the craft beer trend for cans as it rolls out some key lines in the format.


Purity bolsters management team, reports growth 24 Aug 16

Lucy Britner

UK-based Purity Brewing Co has appointed two directors as it hails the growth of its craft beers. 

Latest blogs

What is Heineken hiding up its sleeve in Australia? 17 Aug 16

Andy Morton

Heineken is gearing up for a product launch in Australia this month. But exactly what the product is, the brewer is not saying.


Anheuser-Busch InBev's craft brewers turn hermits in their own kingdoms 15 Aug 16

Andy Morton

It's Summer in the northern hemisphere and the beer festivals are in full swing. Even the famously secluded North Korea is letting its regulation-cut hair down with the Taedonggang Beer Festival, named for the country's domestic beer and reportedly a firm favourite with leader Kim Jong-un.

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