Carlsberg could see a German industrialist snap up its Hannen brewery in the country, according to an interview this weekend.

Michael Hollmann, formerly CEO of Brau und Brunnen brewery in Germany, said on Saturday (27 August) that he is in talks with Holsten's CEO, Wolfgang Burgard, and Hannen's chief, Markus Imbriano, over the transaction details. Carlsberg's German headquarters in Hamburg are represented via Holsten.

Negotiations should be completed within the next few weeks, Hollman said.

Hannen, taken over by Carlsberg in 1988, has an annual output of 60,000 hectolitres.

At the beginning of June, Hollmann bought German brewery Bolten.