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MillerCoors will soon launch Saint Archer Gold, a craft light lager from San Diego-based brewer Saint Archer. Pic: ©GettyImages/agrobacter

US mass beers threatened by craft lagers

By Beth Newhart

Traditional mass US beers face a new challenge from a growing category of craft, premium and light lagers: brands like Michelob Ultra and Corona lead the pack of alternative light lagers and pilsners that have swung back into favor among US consumers.

AB InBev opens ‘robo-warehouse’ for Budweiser and Stella Artois

AB InBev opens ‘robo-warehouse’ to reduce carbon footprint

By Rachel Arthur

AB InBev has opened a new automated warehouse at its largest UK brewery, situated in Magor, Wales. The ‘robo-warehouse’ can store 23 million pints of beer, and will reduce the brewery’s carbon footprint by 605 tonnes of CO2 (the equivalent to the electricity...

What beer goes with best with your barbie? The answer may be changing from lager to something else... pic:getty/kolbz

Big brewers find ways to profit from the growing culture of drinking less, drinking better

Though smaller than ever, Australia’s beer market has ‘never been more profitable’

By Richard Whitehead

The iconic image of the larrikin lager drinker cracking open an endless succession of cold ones couldn’t be more wrong, going by long-standing trends in the Australian beer industry, which is seeing consumption slump to a four-decade low.

Cascade's brewery has operated in Tasmania since 1832. Pic: Carlton & United Breweries.

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Cascade stops using plastic six-pack rings

By Rachel Arthur

Australian beer brand Cascade is discontinuing the use of plastic six-pack rings on its cans; with other Carlton & United Breweries brands to follow over the next 12 months.

Migration has increased globally, and with it, beer options have expanded. Pic: ©GettyImages/rez-art

China now drinks more Budweiser than the US

By Beth Newhart

Domestic beer consumption in the US has fallen over the last two decades while China’s interest in American beer has spiked. Budweiser sales finally flipped in China’s favor in the first half of 2018 and the trend is expected to continue.

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AB InBev: Barley is the ‘initial touchpoint’ for sustainability

By Beth Newhart

Barley is not only the starting point for quality beer: it’s also the initial touchpoint for improved sustainability efforts, says AB InBev. As the brewer celebrates 50 years of partnership with barley growers in Idaho Falls in the US, it’s now looking...

Natural ingredients for beer: hops and grains. Pic: Getty/alexraths

The Brewers of Europe Forum

AB InBev CEO: ‘Beer needs to play the natural card more’

By Rachel Arthur

Beer is all about natural ingredients: and that’s something the industry needs to emphasize in order to appeal to today’s consumers, says AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito. And beer also needs to learn from wine and highlight its connections to agriculture and...

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