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.

Pabst Brewing Co (PBC) officially has new owners after private equity firm Metropoulos & Co completed its sale of the 170 year-old company.

Anheuser-Busch caused a stir last week by announcing a deal to acquire another craft brewer – but this time in the unofficial craft beer capital of the US.  

SABMiller has reported a healthy rise in first-half net profits but warned that trading conditions will remain "challenging". 

C&C Group is rolling out a variant of its Tennent's lager brand containing single malt Scotch whisky to Asia.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed it is being investigated by Belgium's tax authorities over one of its subsidiaries in its home country. 

United Breweries' (UB) first-half sales and volumes increased in line with the industry as strong beer found good growth.

The head of Miller Brands, SABMiller's UK and Ireland unit, has bemoaned the brewing industry for allowing beer to become “commoditized” over the past 30 years and failing to talk about the product properly. 

Heineken has used it Scottish subsidiary, Caledonian Brewery, to launch the first in a series of limited-period collaborative beers under its Newcastle Brown Ale label. 

Anadolu Efes has a seen a double-digit rise in nine-month sales but continues to feel the impact of struggles in Russia and Ukraine. 

Carlsberg has posted a drop in nine-month profits as the Russian beer market continued to decline.