The week in beer

The week in beer

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

Heineken has opened a US$60m brewery in Myanmar as part of a joint venture with local operator Alliance Brewery Company.

Californian Firestone Walker Brewing Company and Belgium-headquartered Duvel Moortgat are to combine their companies in the US.

Pabst Brewing Co is to open a small brewery and visitor centre on the site of the original Pabst Brewery, founded in 1844.

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has appointed its first world-wide marketing head as it brings in new faces to drive exports.

Heineken's Scottish subsidiary, Caledonian Brewery, is to roll out new craft innovations into the UK after opening a GBP100,000 (US$156,000) pilot brewery.

The wine industry needs to come to terms with the fact that cider is not solely a threat to the beer category, according to a new report from Rabobank.

Heineken has expanded the launch of a new bottle for its Italian beer brand Birra Moretti to the UK.

The Boston Beer Co is to release one of its Angry Orchard ciders in the UK.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a UK TV ad as part of its Stella Artois Open golf sponsorship at St Andrews.

Anheuser-Busch InBev is launching slimline cans for its flavoured Stella Cidre variants in the UK on-trade. The new format will initially be used for Cidre Raspberry, Cidre Peach and Cidre Elderflower.