Latest Alcoholic beverage manufacturing News

Japan's Kirin gives up stake in Myanmar Brewery

Jun. 30, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese beverage giant Kirin Holdings plans to sell its shares in Myanmar Brewery to the joint venture, giving its local partner Myanma Economic Holdings Plc. 100% control of the company. Kirin said the share buyback agreement took into account its employees and...

Czech brewer Budvar again increases net profit amid pandemic

Jun. 29, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Budvar, the Czech brewer that has been in a long legal dispute with U.S. beer giant Anheuser-Busch over use of the Budweiser brand, increased its net profit by some 10% for the second straight year as it saw record output and exports despite the coronavirus pandemic. ...

From under to on the rocks: Invasive crabs become whiskey

Jun. 27, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Care for a hint of crab in your whiskey? A New Hampshire distillery has come up with its newest concoction called “Crab Trapper" — whiskey flavored with invasive green crabs. Tamworth Distilling, a maker of craft spirits, is not afraid of...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 27, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 24, 2022. Editorial: Jon Husted should resign his seat on a private bank’s board of directors It is hard to understand how Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted does not see a problem with serving as a paid board member for a private Ohio bank that...

Gin distillery, Wonderbird Spirits, looks to expand

Jun. 26, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

TAYLOR, Miss. (AP) — A Taylor-based grain-to-glass gin distillery is in the beginning stages of expansion. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors last week approved Wonderbird Spirits’ request for a conditional use permit for the expansion of its facility. ...

Sapporo USA to acquire California craft brewer Stone Brewing

Jun. 24, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Sapporo U.S.A. has reached an agreement to acquire popular Southern California-based craft brewer Stone Brewing, the companies announced Friday. Stone will continue to brew its beers and retain its branding, management and workforce while Sapporo produces...

New distillery planned in northern Kentucky town

Jun. 21, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ky. (AP) — A distilling group is working to develop a new $23 million distillery planned in the northern Kentucky community of Augusta. Augusta Distillery will be located in the historic F.A. Neider building, which provided metal stamping services dating back to 1883 until...

Maker of Harpoon beers to acquire Vermont's Long Trail

Jun. 18, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston-based maker of the Harpoon family of beers has agreed to buy Vermont-based Long Trail Brewing Co., bringing together two of New England's most established craft brewers. Under the terms of the deal announced Friday, Mass. Bay Brewing Co. will acquire the...

No injuries in roof collapse of popular Buoy Beer in Astoria

Jun. 15, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A brewery in Astoria in northwestern Oregon partially has collapsed, with much of its roof caved in and parts of the building dangling into the Columbia River. No one was killed or injured in the Tuesday incident and the restaurant was closed at the time, The...

Czech brewer Budvar reports record export increase in 2021

Jun. 13, 2022 07:08 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Budvar, the Czech brewer that has been in a long legal dispute with U.S. company Anheuser-Busch over use of the Budweiser brand, increased its beer exports last year despite the pandemic. Budejovicky Budvar NP, a 126-year-old state-owned brewery, said Monday its...