Kirin buys minority stake in Indian craft brewer Bira 91
India | The Japanese brewer plans to acquire a stake of slightly under 10 percent in the local craft brewer Bira for about USD 30 million, The Financial Times (FT) reported on 4 January 2021. The deal will be Kirin’s first bet on premium beer in India.
Report details how Carlsberg, SABMiller and UB fixed beer prices in India
India | Top executives of Carlsberg, SABMiller and India’s United Breweries (UB) exchanged commercially sensitive information and colluded to fix beer prices in India over eleven years, according to a government antitrust investigation released in December 2020.
Beer monopoly podcast No. 1: The brewing industry in an age of disruptions
Brauwelt International is hosting a new series of podcasts, which will feature the award-winning authors Ina Verstl and Ernst Faltermeier, whose book The Beer Monopoly was published by Hans Carl in 2016.
In their short podcasts the two will provide sound reasoning on economic and strategic issues affecting the brewing industry.
You can listen here free of charge.
From globalisation itself to craft beer, the brewing industry has witnessed all kinds of disruptions. Even CEOs sought to become disruptors. And now we have the covid-19 pandemic, which has hit the industry unprepared.