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AB InBev and SABMiller - The birth of MegaBrew

Finally, the moment everyone in the brewing universe has been waiting for has arrived, not with a thunderclap or volcanic eruption or herald...

Anheuser-Busch InBev, SABMiller The End of History

Everyone in the brewing industry has an opinion on whether Anheuser-Busch InBev is set to acquire SABMiller. And here's Larry Nelson's....

Focus - Graham Mackay, ex-SABMiller CEO -1949-2013

James Wilmore | 19 Dec 2013

Graham Mackay, who died yesterday aged 64, leaves behind an impressive legacy at the company he joined 35 years ago, then called South African Breweries Ltd.

Comment - Beer - Reinheitsgebot Exegesis

Larry Nelson | 6 Mar 2013

This month, Larry Nelson is starting the celebration of the Reinheitsgebot a little early. Looking back, however, has prompted Larry to look forward and ask; what future for the ancient beer law?

just The Preview - Heineken Q4 & FY

Andy Morton | 11 Feb 2013

Heineken is set to release its fourth-quarter trading update on Wednesday (13 February). Below, we take a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of December and performances in recent quarters.

Comment - London 2012: The Lesson for Sponsors

Pete Brown | 14 Aug 2012

Big companies draping their names over an event through sponsorship does not necessarily hold sway over increasingly savvy consumers, argues Hackney-dwelling Pete Brown. These days people want something in return.

Latest Interviews

Interview - Diageo president of LatAm & Caribbean

Olly Wehring | 8 Jan 2013

Last year, just-drinks travelled to the US to report on Diageo's investor conference. The subject of the presentations was the company's hopes and plans for the Latin America & Caribbean region. While there, just-drinks' managing editor, Olly Wehring sat down with regional president Randy Millian, to discuss the region, as well Diageo's distribution presence, the battle with brewers and the looming shadow of Brazil.

The just-drinks interview – Nils S. Andersen

Dean Best | 17 Apr 2007

Nils S. Andersen has overseen something of a turnaround at Carlsberg since taking over as president and CEO in 1999 but he is determined to keep his and the company’s feet on the ground. Dean Best met him at Carlsberg’s HQ near Copenhagen to discuss the brewer’s recent achievements and plans for the future.

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SABMiller exec to become CFO at Beam Suntory

Olly Wehring | 26 Aug 2014

Beam Suntory has tempted Mauricio Restrepo from SABMiller to become its next CFO.

Heineken, Bavaria hit by Port of Rotterdam issues

Stuart Todd | 19 Aug 2014

Dutch brewers, Heineken and Bavaria, are continuing to see their export traffic delayed as a result of congestion issues at Europe's largest port, the Port of Rotterdam.

Reinheitsgebot up for World Heritage status

Andy Morton | 5 Dec 2013

Germany's medieval beer purity law may soon be classed alongside Angkor Wat and the Pyramids at Giza.

SABMiller names new Bavaria chief

James Wilmore | 9 Sep 2013

SABMiller has appointed a new president of its Colombian brewing subsidiary, Bavaria.

Bavaria Radler Lemon and Radler Grapefruit

Andy Morton | 7 Aug 2013

Dutch brewer Bavaria has launched two radlers on to the UK market, its first 2% radler releases in the country.

Distell appoints SABMiller exec as MD-elect

Andy Morton | 1 Aug 2013

Distell has appointed a new group managing director who will step in to the role when Jan Scannell retires at the end of the year.

Carlsberg, A-B InBev cartel probe drags on

James Wilmore | 28 Mar 2013

Germany's competition watchdog has confirmed that an 18-month-old investigation into a host of brewers is on-going, but declined to say when it will be completed.

Coca-Cola extends Bayern Munich tie-up

Andy Morton | 26 Feb 2013

The Coca-Cola Co has agreed a three-year sponsorship extension with German football club Bayern Munich.

Cervecería Nacional offloads milk, juice arm

James Wilmore | 22 Jan 2013

SABMiller subsidiary Cervecería Nacional has agreed a US$86m deal to sell its milk and juice business to the Central American producer co-operative Dos Pinos.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 21 Dec 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

Heineken, Bavaria "disappointed" over ECJ ruling

Keith Nuthall | 20 Dec 2012

Heineken and Bavaria have said they are “disappointed” after Europe's highest court rejected their appeals against a reduction in fines for their part in a cartel.

Arran Brewery eyes export boost with Hofbrau deal

Andy Morton | 18 Dec 2012

Isle of Arran Brewery's new distribution link-up with Munich's oldest brewery will create a European bottling hub to help boost exports, the Scottish microbrewer has said.

Bavaria wins appeal court fight over trademark

Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2012

Dutch brewer Bavaria has won an appeal court decision to secure the trademark rights for its namesake beer in Italy.

Weihenstephan enters India through Cerana tie-up

Olly Wehring | 11 Jun 2012

Weihenstephan has teamed with Cerana Imports to launch its German beer portfolio in India.

SABMiller confirms LatAm HQ move

Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2012

SABMiller has confirmed it will move its Latin American headquarters from Colombia to Miami.

Latest blogs

How to beat FIFA at the World Cup ad game

Andy Morton | 28 May 2014

The start of the FIFA World Cup is just two weeks away, and excitement is growing, not least at The Coca-Cola Co and Anheuser-Busch InBev, the event's two drinks sponsors.

Company research

Bavaria SA in Soft Drinks (Colombia)

Bavaria SA in Soft Drinks (Colombia)

Bavaria is one of the most important firms in Colombia established in 1889 and is the leader in beer and malt-based carbonates. Bavaria’s most important malt brand is Pony Malta, and in 2011 the compa...

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Bavaria SA in Alcoholic Drinks (Colombia)

Bavaria SA in Alcoholic Drinks (Colombia)

Bavaria, currently the main player in beer in Colombia, will face new competition in 2015 with the arrival of Central Cervecera de Colombia SAS, which will become the sole distributor of Heineken in M...

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Beer in Colombia

Beer in Colombia

2014 was a challenging year within beer due to the Colombian government’s re-enforcement of drink driving regulations via Law 1696. The most important change was a stronger standard regarding blood al...

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