The week in beer

The week in beer

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.

Australian retailer Woolworths is being forced to withdraw stocks of Duff Beer – a drink featured on TV show The Simpsons – after it fell foul of the country's advertising authorities.

Brew Hub, a US firm that offers brewing facilities to craft producers, has announced plans to build a second site as the sub-category continues to grow in the country.

Heineken has branded reports that it is in negotiation to sell its Czech operations to Molson Coors as “speculative rumours”.

Diageo has officially opened the upgraded production facility at its Guinness brewery in central Dublin.

Brick Brewing Co has returned to profit in its first-half, but sales suffered in Q2 with the company blaming “cooler weather”.