This week in beer and cider

This week in beer and cider

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Gather friends, gather round. For I am returned of late from America, the vast US of A, and have seen wonders, marvels – things that outright amazed in Denver, Colorado the epicentre of the craft brewing movement.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has created a new bottle for its Oculto Tequila beer that lights up when the label is pressed.

SABMiller's for-sale craft beer subsidiary, Meantime Brewing, has launched a new lager in partnership with a fellow London company, fold-up cycle maker Brompton Bicycle.

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev has told a Senate committee that his company's takeover of SABMiller will make the US beer market more competitive, not less.

Massachusetts distillery Berkshire Mountain Distillers has taken the trend for craft beer and spirits cooperation to a new level by teaming up with 15 US breweries to launch a range of barrel-aged beers.

C&C Group has teamed up with Pabst Brewing Co in the US, with its new partner gaining the option to buy C&C's US cider brands.

Ireland has moved one step closer to minimum unit pricing after health authorities approved new legislation to tackle alcohol misuse.