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Are big brewers buying craft to benefit big beer?

Amid all the furore each time another craft brewer joins the other side, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont explores the strategy behind the...

AB InBev success backs insight into 3G Capital

Today, the Financial Times carries an interview with the founder and chief executive of 3G Capital, Alex Behring. An elusive sort, Behring r...


Andy Morton | 4 May 2017

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported an increase in underlying Q1 net sales driven by its main brands, Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's quarterly performance by region.


Ian Shackleton | 11 Apr 2017

Having focused (virtually) on Brazil in his last piece, this month our correspondent Ian Shackleton travels to Asia. Here, the former analyst shares a few thoughts on how the region might take on the West when it comes to beverages.


Stephen Beaumont | 28 Mar 2017

This month, just-drinks' beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont, uses his regular column to look at the fruit-flavoured beer segment, and spies a red flag.


Ian Shackleton | 24 Mar 2017

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton heads to Brazil to look at 3G's burned fingers, the future worries for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Britvic's samba moves.

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 1 Dec 2016

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.


Lucy Britner | 13 Oct 2016

Andy Thomas moved up to the CEO position at Craft Brew Alliance in 2014, following several years in the company's commercial operations. Previously, he spent 12 years at Heineken USA - the last two of which were as unit president. Thomas's experience in big brewing has proved useful at CBA, as the company moves to deepen its ties with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev. In part one of this two-part interview, Thomas provides insight into the latest deal, which gives AB InBev a staggered, qualified offer option to acquire CBA.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 22 Jun 2017

Molson Coors's US unit, Miller Coors, is running a Pepsi Challenge-style taste test for its Miller Lite brand.


Andy Morton | 21 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed it is in discussions over German beer brands Diebels and Hasseröder, amid reports the two are up for sale.


Lucy Britner | 13 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has continued its march on lower-strength beers in the UK with a 4.1% abv version of its Goose Island brand. 


Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is continuing the global expansion of its Goose Island brand with the planned opening of a Goose Island brewhouse in Canada.


Olly Wehring | 7 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has proposed a merger of the three Nigerian beer companies in which it holds majority control.


Andy Morton | 7 Jun 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's namesake product has arrested its slide down a list of the world's most valuable brands after dropping out of the top ten last year.


Lucy Britner | 5 Jun 2017

The decision by US President Donald Trump to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement is a signal for businesses to reaffirm their commitment to the environment, according to the head of Carlsberg.


Andy Morton | 5 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a lower-abv version of its Leffe Belgian beer.


Andy Morton | 1 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has set up a Big Brother-style webcam for 17 frogs as part of a Bud Light UK marketing push.


Olly Wehring | 22 May 2017

The UK division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has made a cash donation to a "grassroots" football team in the country, as part of Budweiser’s partnership with The FA Cup.


Olly Wehring | 17 May 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is set to spend in the region of US$2bn on updating its footprint in the US.


Lucy Britner | 17 May 2017

Craft Brew Alliance has said its Kona business helped drive sales for the first quarter of 2017. 


Lucy Britner | 15 May 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced Ben Verhaert as its new president of India and South Asia operations.


Andy Morton | 11 May 2017

A software supplier that recently won US$68m from Diageo is also seeking at least US$600m from Anheuser-Busch InBev for similar alleged licensing breaches, the brewer has confirmed.


Lucy Britner | 8 May 2017

Anheuser-Busch Inbev is investigating increasing capacity in Nigeria, according to the brewer's CEO, as it strives to keep up with demand in the country. 


Andy Morton | 5 May 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has resurrected its Budweiser frogs to support the launch of Bud Light in the UK.


Andy Morton | 4 May 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's three major beer brands drove a solid Q1 sales jump, despite stagnant volumes across the brewer's broader portfolio.


Andy Morton | 3 May 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to snap up another craft brewery in the US after agreeing to acquire North Carolina's Wicked Weed Brewing.


Andy Morton | 2 May 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has expanded distribution of SpikedSeltzer nation-wide in the US, eight months after it acquired the alcoholic seltzer brand.


Olly Wehring | 25 Apr 2017

The Portman Group has recruited the head of EU & international government relations at Tesco to become its next CEO.


Andy Morton | 20 Apr 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to launch its own craft-style brewery in Miami this year.


Lucy Britner | 13 Apr 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed the sale of its indirect interest in South Africa's Distell Group. 

Latest blogs

Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 2017

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.


Andy Morton | 15 Nov 2016

Ever wondered what fuels Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisitional drive? Is it naked ambition? Faith? The good of mankind?

Company research

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