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  • Jan 7- Alcoholic beverage maker Constellation Brands Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales and profit, and said it plans to spend $1.5 billion to build a brewery in Mexico to meet growing demand for its Mexican beer brands. Net sales of beer rose 8 percent to $831.3 million in the third quarter ended Nov. 30, accounting for more than half of the...

  • 2016 will be the year of the 'hard' soda wars Friday, 25 Dec 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Henry's Hard Soda

    The hard soda business is shaping up to be one of the most competitive spaces in brewing next year.

  • *Brands being sold as part of AB InBev's deal for SABMiller. LONDON, Dec 17- Anheuser-Busch InBev, which has agreed to buy rival brewer SABMiller, plans to contact potential bidders for SABMiller's Grolsch and Peroni beers on Friday and wrap up deals in less than three months, sources close to the process said. The sales, which could together be worth up to 1.8 billion...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 14- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, said it would list its shares on the Johannesburg stock exchange as a "domestic" stock, removing a potential hurdle in its planned $100 billion- plus takeover of SABMiller. SABMiller already has a secondary listing in Johannesburg. South Africa's Public Investment Corporation is SABMiller's...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 3- Anheuser-Busch InBev is looking to sell SABMiller's Grolsch and Peroni brands in a bid to address potential concerns among European competition regulators over its planned acquisition of the world's second largest brewer. The sale of the brands and their related businesses in Italy, the Netherlands and Britain would be conditional on AB...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 25- South Africa's Competition Tribunal on Wednesday approved the purchase by London- based spirit maker Diageo of the 50 percent stake it did not have in local firm Brandhouse Beverages from beer maker Heineken.

  • Beer's new frontier: Nitro Saturday, 21 Nov 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    Brewers may have found the next frontier in their quest for something new: Nitro beer.

  • Nov 16- Constellation Brands Inc said it will buy Sculpin IPA-owner Ballast Point Brewing& Spirits for about $1 billion to enter the fast-growing craft beer market, in what will be its biggest acquisition since 2012.. Constellation does not expect the Anheuser-Busch InBev-SABMiller Plc colossus to hurt its market of high-margin Mexican brews such as Corona...

  • Nov 16- Brewer Constellation Brands Inc said it will buy San Diego- based craft beer maker Ballast Point Brewing& Spirits for about $1 billion to compete in the fast-growing craft beer market.

  • Fancy a cheeky afternoon pint? Craft your own! Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 5:49 PM ET
    Fancy an cheeky afternoon pint? Craft your own!

    Bill Mitchell, CEO and founder of Picobrew, says his company's DIY brewing machine lets customers make handcrafted beer in their own kitchen, much like a Nespresso coffee-maker.

  • COPENHAGEN, Nov 11- Carlsberg's new chief executive said on Wednesday the company would not be interested in buying China's top beer brand, CR Snow, should regulators demand its sale as a part of Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover of SABMiller. Cees' t Hart, in charge of the troubled brewer since June, said the company was focused on improving shareholder value at the...

  • Cheers! Big beer's $105 billion deal finalized Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 8:14 AM ET
    InBev SABMiller

    The deal between AB InBev and SABMiller combines the world's two biggest brewers and creates a company that brews almost a third of the world's beer.

  • *Sees savings of $1.4 bln from SABMiller takeover. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Nov 11- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest brewer, launched its $100 billion- plus offer for nearest rival SABMiller on Wednesday and agreed to sell the latter's stake in U.S. venture MillerCoors to help win regulatory approval. AB InBev has also reached an agreement to sell SABMiller's 58...

  • *Interim dividend 1.60 euros vs 1.00 euros a year ago. BRUSSELS, Oct 30- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, gave an upbeat view on revenues due to higher than expected sales of premium lagers and raised its dividend even though it is primed to launch a $100 billion- plus takeover of SABMiller next week. The effect would more than offset an expected...

  • *Union frets about job losses in South Africa. JOHANNESBURG, Oct 19- Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev may have won over peer SABMiller, but the $100 billion- plus deal could face delays in South Africa, where the now British company began selling its ubiquitous Castle Lager 120 years ago. But that might not be easy in South Africa, where the mandate for anti-trust...

  • *Union frets about job losses in South Africa. JOHANNESBURG, Oct 19- Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev may have won over peer SABMiller, but the $100 billion- plus deal could face delays in South Africa, where the now British company began selling its ubiquitous Castle Lager 120 years ago. But that might not be easy in South Africa, where the mandate for anti-trust...

  • Will regulators OK big brewing deal? Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 8:31 PM ET
    Will regulators OK big brewing deal?

    The AB InBev-SABMiller deal will pass antitrust regulations to close by April 2016, predicts Mark Swartzberg, securities analyst at Stifel Nicolaus.

  • UPDATE 6-AB InBev, SABMiller brew up $100 bln deal Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 3:32 PM ET

    *SABMiller shares up 9 pct. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Oct 13- The world's top two brewers, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, have agreed in principle to one of the biggest mergers in corporate history after a near month-long courtship resulted in SABMiller accepting an offer worth more than $100 billion. For AB InBev the SABMiller deal will give it more breweries in...

  • *SABMiller shares up 9 pct. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Oct 13- The world's two biggest brewers agreed on Tuesday to create a company making almost a third of the world's beer after SABMiller received an improved offer worth more than $100 billion from larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev. The new group would bring together AB InBev's Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The U.S. Justice Department is probing allegations that Anheuser-Busch InBev is seeking to curb competition in the beer market by buying distributors, making it harder for fast-growing craft brewers to get their products on store shelves, according to three people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department review comes at an awkward...