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Comment - The Appeal and Perils of Craft

How are big, corporate companies tackling the global trend for all things craft? Watching the larger players across all drinks categories de...

ISFAR Critique 153

A recent case-control study compared the risk of having a high level of haemoglobin A1c, a measure of hyperglycemia, and of the waist/height...

just the Facts - Heineken's Nigerian breweries

Earlier today, Heineken confirmed that a plan to merge two of its Nigerian units - Nigerian Breweries and Consolidated Breweries - remains o...

Where next for Coca-Cola's love for beer firms?

SABMiller CEO Alan Clark was very happy last week to talk about the future of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, the bottler his firm is setting up...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Dogfish Head president 26 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, is one of the figureheads of the US craft beer scene. The Delaware-based firm's tagline is "Off-centred ales for off-centred people". Here Calagione, also a TV star, explains Dogfish's future plans, his attitude to the big brewers and why US craft brewery closures are inevitable.

Interview: Krombacher's export director 18 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Oliver Braun joined German brewer Krombacher almost five years ago from Anheuser-Busch InBev. Today, he is the company's export & international sales director. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring caught up with him last month when he visited London.

Latest News

just-drinks takes a festive break 23 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Well, that was 2014. We're taking a well-earned break here at just-drinks to enjoy the seasonal festivities.

Bell's Brewery ups California distribution 23 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Bell's Brewery, the US's seventh largest craft beer producer, is expanding its distribution footprint in southern California.

India's Kerala state to ease alcohol restrictions 23 Dec 14

Andy Morton

An Indian state that proposed a complete alcohol ban within ten years is to water down its plans after an industry backlash, according to reports.

Sparkling wine sales still shining in UK - figures 22 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Sparkling wine continues to be the star performer in the UK off- and on-trade in 2014, while the flavoured vodka category has endured mixed fortunes, according to latest figures.

Flying Dog to up experimental beer focus 22 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Flying Dog, the US craft brewer, has unveiled plans to to build a new brewery and hospitality venue focussing on experimental beers.

Greene King to air alternative Christmas speech 22 Dec 14

Andy Morton

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, is to release an alternative Christmas Day speech as part of the festive campaign for its Old Speckled Hen brand.

Latest blogs

Season of goodwill? Not if you're the UK health lobby 15 Dec 14

James Wilmore

The UK health lobby is always very vocal on alcohol at this time of year, predictably so, and this year is no different.

Carlsberg builds new life from Copenhagen brewery 15 Dec 14

Andy Morton

“Ah, yes, you've hit upon a very sensitive area,” says Thomas, my guide at the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen last Friday.

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