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Russia's rich fuelling a brewing revolution

By: Andy Morton - 15 March 2013 12:34

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Just-drinks is at BeerX (15 March), the annual get-together of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

It's in Sheffield, but maybe SIBA should consider a branch meeting in St Petersburg. According to a sales manager for Keg Technik, a German keg filling manufacture, the real brewing action is in Russia, where rich businessmen are investing spare cash in their own vanity breweries.

“They're sprouting up like mushrooms,” said Christopher, whose company is tapping into the growing demand for equipment from these wealthy hobbyists, who are apparently making good profits.

You heard it here first folks.  



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Thank you and apologies to all Ukrainians. I've updated it to a city that is definitely in Russia.



Andy Morton said at 3:42 pm, May 16, 2013

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