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Fresh cyber attack rocks Lion Co as criminals demand US$800,000 - reports

18 Jun 2020

Lion Co, the Kirin-owned Australian brewer that was a victim of a ransomware virus last week, has been hit by another cyberattack, according to local reports.

Lion Co issues cybercrime warning as brewer struggles to recover from attack

17 Jun 2020

Kirin's Australian brewing unit, Lion Co, has warned companies to bolster their cyber defences as a ransomware attack continues to hamper operations.

Ransomware attack shuts down Kirin's Lion Co breweries

12 Jun 2020

Kirin's Australian brewing unit, Lion Co, has warned of beer shortages after a cyber attack halted production at its breweries.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - May 2020

27 May 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Mark Anthony Brands lines up White Claw launch in Australia

26 May 2020

Mark Anthony Brands is to launch its White Claw hard seltzer brand in Australia after signing a distribution deal with Kirin subsidiary Lion.

Top US brewers in 2019 - data

2 Apr 2020

This week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its annual chart listing the largest brewers in the country in volume terms in 2019. Here is the top 50.

Heineken Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

12 Mar 2020

In mid-February, Heineken reported a 5.6% rise in sales from the 12 months of 2019. Here, just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance over the past five years for the trends that are set to affect the future for the company, specifically, and for the global beer category, more broadly.

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

5 Mar 2020

In early-February, Carlsberg reported a 3.2% rise in its sales from 2019. Here, just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the company, specifically, and the global beer category, more broadly.

Where you should invest in 2020, what's the worst ever beer deal and why Vimto could be a 2020 no-no - The just-drinks Analyst

23 Jan 2020

In his first just-drinks outing of 2020, in-house analyst Ian Shackleton shares his drinks stock tip, flags what could be the worst beer transaction of all-time and considers what could be a tough 12 months for one of the UK's more curious soft drinks players.

Kirin’s Fourpure Juicebox IPA falls foul of Portman Group code

6 Jan 2020

An IPA brewed by Kirin's London craft brewery, Fourpure, has been lambasted by a UK industry watchdog over its potential appeal to children.

US craft consolidation continues as Two Rivers Beer Co moves for Bare Arms Brewing

3 Jan 2020

US craft brewer Two Rivers Beer Co has taken majority control of its peer, Bare Arms Brewing.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's ZX Ventures adds Fix8 kombucha to cold beer delivery

23 Dec 2019

An Anheuser-Busch InBev-backed cold-chain supplier that delivers same-day craft beer to London accounts has added a kombucha to its menu.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - December 2019

20 Dec 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Growth for craft beer volumes in US static at 4% - figures

11 Dec 2019

US volumes growth for craft beer is set to remain in the low single digits next year, new figures have shown.

Your company needs to do more to curb emissions - Consumers demand it - Sustainability Spotlight

29 Nov 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, the reviews of the year will surely focus on the upsurge in impassioned concern over climate change, with montages of extreme weather, forest fires, Extinction Rebellion civil disobedience, children across the globe walking out of school in protest and Greta Thunberg scolding the UN's Climate Summit. However, while the climate debate undeniably gathered pace this year, the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions sadly did not.

Craft cooperatives "absolute future" of premium US beer market - Rabobank

27 Nov 2019

Taking a cooperative approach will help struggling craft brewers survive the increasingly-competitive high-end US beer market, a Rabobank analyst has said.

Kirin's Fourpure barrel-aged Jameson coffee stout Nightcap - Product Launch

26 Nov 2019

Kirin's London brewery, Fourpure Brewing Co, has teamed up with Jameson owner Pernod Ricard again to launch a 9%-abv barrel-aged imperial stout.

Kirin to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks for US$407m

25 Nov 2019

Japanese brewer Kirin is to sell its Australian dairy unit, Lion Dairy & Drinks, to China's Mengniu Dairy for AUD600m (US$407m).

US craft beer gangs up to battle Mad Max market - Comment

21 Nov 2019

When The Boston Beer Co agreed to combine with Dogfish Head Brewery in May, just-drinks wrote that it was the start of a new trend in US craft beer that will see independent brewers seek safety in numbers.

US craft beer sell-off continues as Kirin agrees New Belgium Brewing buy

20 Nov 2019

Japanese brewer Kirin is to buy New Belgium Brewing as another leading light of the US craft beer movement looks set to be snapped up by a multi-national.

Dual distribution in Brazil must continue, Heineken told

1 Nov 2019

Heineken has failed to consolidate its distribution operations in Brazil, where its Kaiser beer business has been told it must honour an existing tie-up with the Coca-Cola system in the country.

Anheuser-Busch InBev signs up Kirin brands for same-day craft beer delivery venture - just-drinks thinks

23 Sep 2019

A new project from Anheuser-Busch InBev's incubator unit is to deliver cold craft beer across London, including brands owned by Japanese brewer Kirin.

Accolade Wines offloads Knappstein Winery, mulls Houghton sale

23 Aug 2019

Accolade Wines is considering the sale of another Australian winery after confirming the divestment of Clare Valley's Knappstein Winery.

Kirin puts focus on health with US$1.21bn cosmetics firm stake buy

6 Aug 2019

Japanese brewer Kirin has ploughed JPY129bn (US$1.21bn) into a cosmetics firm to expand into the health food & beverage category.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - July 2019

24 Jul 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Asahi lines up Australian domination at a price that's right - Analysis

19 Jul 2019

If the reason behind Anheuser-Busch InBev offloading CUB are short-term and obvious - the payment of debt - Asahi's purchase of the Australian beer unit is driven by more far-sighted ambitions.

The beer category in Australia - Market & brand data

19 Jul 2019

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced its intention to offload all of the group's operations in Australia to Asahi. Here, with the help of figures from GlobalData, just-drinks looks at the Australian beer market and its growth prospects relative to Asia.

Anheuser-Busch InBev rules roost in most valuable beer brands list - data

27 Jun 2019

Budweiser has been named the world's most valuable beer brand for the first time, overtaking Anheuser-Busch InBev stablemate Bud Light, according to rankings compiled by brand consultancy Brand Finance.

Carlsberg to open London Fields brewery in August

19 Jun 2019

Carlsberg is to open a small-batch brewery and tap room in the UK for its London Fields craft beer JV.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

12 Jun 2019

In late-February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2018. The group posted a 4.8% increase in sales on an organic basis from the 12 months, with volumes coming in flat. Here, just-drinks considers A-B InBev's performance over the last five years.

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