• Most loved beer label? Here are 4 brews to watch Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Troegs Bros. Hop Knife Harvest Ale

    CNBC is once again setting out to find the most loved beer label. This year's vote begins Tuesday.

  • CVIKOV, Czech Republic— After shutting down in droves during the decades of Communist rule, the Czech Republic's small brewers are staging a comeback. Dilapidated beer making facilities dotted across this patch of Central Europe, which is better known for a clutch of global brands like Pilsner Urquell, are being reopened to revive local brewing traditions...

  • In battle of the beers, this brand is tops Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 11:36 AM ET
    Samuel Adams lager

    When it comes to generating a positive perception among consumers, this brand is still the beer to beat.

  • Constellation Brands soars: CEO   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:56 AM ET
    Constellation Brands soars: CEO

    Rob Sands, Constellation Brands CEO, discusses the booming spirits business, including the craft spirit craze and powdered alcohol.

  • It's back! The most loved beer label contest! Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:53 PM ET

    We're looking for the most loved beer labels from 2014. Here's how to cast your vote for the best.

  • *Bavaria NV to face rivals, Heineken, Diageo in Ethiopia. ADDIS ABABA, March 2- Ethiopian greenfield brewer Habesha, majority-owned by Dutch brewer Bavaria NV, said it plans to start selling beer in the second quarter of this year to tap rising domestic demand that has attracted global brands. Bavaria NV is the latest beer maker lured by Ethiopia's expanding middle...

  • *Sees better industry volumes in U.S., Mexico, China. LEUVEN, Belgium, Feb 26- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, announced a sharply higher dividend and a $1- billion share buyback on Thursday, promising increased investor returns in years ahead. The cash-rich, Belgium- based company proposed a total dividend of 3.00 euros for 2014, a jump from 2.05...

  • *Sees better industry volumes in U.S., Mexico, China. BRUSSELS, Feb 26- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, announced a sharply higher dividend and a $1- billion share buyback on Thursday. The cash-rich, Belgian-based company proposed a final dividend of 2.00 euros, bringing its total payout for 2014 to 3.00 euros, from 2.05 euros for 2013. Analysts had...

  • BOGOTA, Feb 11- Colombia's financial regulator has approved a deal under which local soft drinks maker Postobon will produce and sell Heineken beer in the Andean country through a partnership with Heineken's affiliate in Chile, the Compania Cervecerias Unidas. Postobon, Colombia's biggest non-alcoholic distributor and Chilean brewer and bottler...

  • LONDON, Feb 11- SABMiller is exploring the possibility of snapping up a stake in Myanmar's biggest brewer, a deal that would make it the partner of a conglomerate with ties to the former ruling military, sources familiar with the matter say. The sources, who declined to be identified because the matter is private, said SABMiller was interested.

  • Anheuser-Busch buys another craft brewer Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:32 PM ET
    Elysian Brewing Split Shot beer

    Anheuser-Busch InBev is buying Seattle-based Elysian Brewing Company for an undisclosed amount.

  • Brewing goliaths struggle to fit in at craft beer party Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ BRUSSELS, Jan 21- At Top Hops on Manhattan's hip Lower East Side, drinkers can choose from 20 beers on tap from Dark Penance to Devil Dancer and over 600 more in bottles. The bar is tapping into the surge in demand for craft beers and finds only the occasional customer opting for Budweiser or other brands of the two major brewers Anheuser-Busch InBev and...

  • UPDATE 1-SABMiller performance hurt by China weather Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:03 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 21- International brewer SABMiller on Wednesday reported a rise in third-quarter sales despite ongoing weakness in China due to poor weather last year. SABMiller sells its own soft drinks in some regions, including Latin America, and sells Coca-Cola soft drinks in Africa. "Our Latin America and Africa businesses continued to grow both volumes and...

  • Constellation Brands lifts profit forecast Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:40 PM ET

    Constellation Brands raised its full-year earnings forecast after reporting higher-than-expected quarterly sales and profit.

  • Constellation, whose brands include Robert Mondavi and Rex Goliath wines and Svedka vodka, said in October it was expanding capacity at its Nava brewery in Mexico. Victor, New York- based Constellation raised its adjusted profit forecast for the year ending Feb. 28 to $4.25- $4.35 per share from $4.10- $4.25 per share. Constellation's net income rose to $222...

  • Jan 8- Alcoholic beverage maker Constellation Brands Inc reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher sales of its beer brands such as Corona and Modelo. The company's net income rose to $222 million, or $1.10 per share, in the third quarter ended Nov. 30 from $211 million, or $1.07 per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose to $1.54 billion from $1.44...

  • Bud’s Super Bowl playbook: Puppies and Pac-Man Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Budweiser ad

    Will a lost puppy, Clydesdales and Pac-Man be the winning combination this Super Bowl? Anheuser-Busch hopes so.

  • Want the best bubbly? Check the year, not the price Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:27 AM ET
    Sparkling wine

    There's no need to spend $100 or more for a bottle of Champagne. Even a $9 bargain pick can offer value—if you don't make common serving mistakes.

  • Booze: The holiday gift that keeps on giving Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    New York Distilling Company's Rock & Rye cocktail.

    Recipe for a great holiday gift: Add one of these bottles. Pour. Serve.

  • Black Friday: The new beer drinkers' holiday Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 3:06 PM ET
    Pints of beer

    Fans of Goose Island Beer Company have their own annual Black Friday tradition: Standing in line for Bourbon County Brand Stout.