This weeks beer & cider coverage on just-drinks

This week's beer & cider coverage on just-drinks

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global beer & cider categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Molson Coors has announced its purchase of UK cider producer Aspall, four months after a transaction between the two was originally mooted.

Over the weekend, Molson Coors announced its purchase of UK cider producer Aspall Cyder. Earlier today, just-drinks spoke to Henry Chevallier Guild, from the family that owned Aspall, and the MD of Molson Coors UK & Ireland, Phil Whitehead.

Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands has called the recent legalisation of recreational cannabis in California a "non-event" that won't affect beer sales in the state.

It has been the same old growth story for Constellation Brands over the past few years - strong performance in beer outpacing weaker results for wine & spirits. 

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during December.

Canada's Brick Brewing Co has appointed a new CFO after current finance head Sean Byrne announced his resignation.

Ongoing weakness for the Budweiser brand, along with slowdowns for Michelob and the craft segment, will mean more headaches for Anheuser-Busch InBev in the US, an analyst has warned.

Suntory Holdings is looking to non-alcoholic beer to boost sales this year as Japan's brewing industry continues to lose volumes.