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Bell’s Brewery invests in packaging automation in US

Bell’s Brewery, the US brewer owned by Kirin Holdings, is investing more than $2m in packaging automation to increase the…

Lion swallows Four Pillars Gin, creates internal spirits division

Lion, the Kirin-owned Australian brewing group, has completed its takeover of Australia’s Four Pillars Gin for an undisclosed sum. Kirin’s…

Lion’s Stone & Wood brewery buys production site, eyes expansion

Australian brewer Stone & Wood, part of Kirin Holdings’ Lion business, has purchased its site of production. The company, based…

People’s Captain joins In Good Company portfolio

People’s Captain, the UK-craft beer brand founded by ex-rugby professional Greg Bateman, has become the latest company to strike a…

Kirin’s Lion to shutter Tiny Mountain brewery in Queensland

Kirin subsidiary Lion has made the decision to close its Tiny Mountain hospitality venue and microbrewery, and discontinue the Tiny…

The most-read news on Just Drinks in 2022

14 October – Bang Energy receives US$34m lifeline, despite reported objections from MonsterBang’s “esteemed syndicate lenders” have come to the…

Kirin signs new lease for Little Creatures brewery in Australia

Kirin’s Australian subsidiary Lion has struck a deal that will secure the future of its original Little Creatures brewery in…

In Good Company Brewing Co. plans on-premise ventures to grow Fourpure, Magic Rock sales after Lion divestment

The company behind UK craft brewers Fourpure and Magic Rock Brewing Co. is planning more on-premise venues to boost sales…

Beverage M&A round-up, August 2022 – What Just Drinks thinks

PepsiCo buys stake in energy-drinks firm Celsius Holdings Barely a day into the month came August’s biggest piece of M&A…

Lion reacts to Australia’s thirst for seltzers, RTDs

Lion, the Australia-based beverage manufacturer, wants to up its production of seltzers and adult RTDs. The company is spending AUD5m…