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AB InBev to bring beer to Mars

Although it will likely take decades, AB InBev wants to be the first to bring beer to Mars.

15-Mar-2017 - AB InBev has announced ambitious plans to bring a “microgravity” beer to Mars, a mission that will likely take decades to accomplish.

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Alcohol nutrition & ingredients labelling: Can the industry rise to the challenge?

Should your bottle of wine tell you how many calories you are consuming? Should your beer list its ingredients? Given consumers’ increased scrutiny over what they eat – and drink – the answer is yes. But of course, nothing is ever simple. 

The top 50 breweries and craft breweries in the US

The Brewers Association, the US trade group for craft brewers, has released its list of the top 50 craft brewers, along with a list of the overall top 50 brewing companies. Figures show that 40 out of the top 50 overall brewing companies are craft brewing companies. 

Australia

Bitter row erupts over bible, beers and gay marriage

Scenes of two conservative politicians discussing marriage equality over a beer and a bible are not often used as a backdrop for consumer marketing campaigns, even in the reddest of American states below the Mason-Dixon line.

European Commission report on consumer information on alcoholic beverages

Drinks industry invited to create self-regulatory proposal for nutrition & ingredients labelling on alcohol in Europe

The European Commission is inviting the alcoholic beverage industry to develop a self-regulatory proposal that provides information on ingredients and nutrition on all alcoholic beverages. 

Spirit, wine & beer industries dismayed by duty rise in UK Budget

The UK’s beer, wine and spirits industries have responded with dismay after the government announced alcohol duty rates will rise with inflation.  

‘It’s been a great year for beer exports, but we can certainly do more’: BBPA

British beer exports to China up 500%

British beer exports to China have increased by 500%, according to figures published by HMRC, while beer exports overall have risen by 6%.

Cathay Pacific introduces craft beer best drunk at 35,000ft

Airline Cathay Pacific has launched Betsy Beer, the ‘world’s first' hand-crafted bottled beer that has been brewed with consumption at 35,000ft in mind. 

Somerville Brewing Company spoons in Cap’n Crunch cereal into latest beer recipe

Somerville Brewing Company of Massachusetts is set to release its new Belgian-style ale featuring an unexpected ingredient: Cap’n Crunch Berries breakfast cereal. 

Craft beer boom: 500 craft breweries open in a year in the UK

The number of new breweries opening in the UK has leapt up 55% in the last year, as the craft beer business continues to build its position as an increasingly important part of the drinks industry, according to UHY Hacker Young.   

Drinktec 2017

Call for speakers: Do you know what’s brewing in beer?

BeverageDaily and drinktec are collaborating to present a lively conference series at drinktec (Munich, September 11-15), which will provide small brewers with advice on how to scale up operations. We’re calling for speakers who are keen to get involved and share their expertise. 

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