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Brewers with big business in the southern hemisphere look better able to cope with commodity cost inflation due to their proximity to good barley harvests and strong pricing power in key beer markets.

Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR) and SABMiller (SAB.L) have big breweries in the south and so use a large proportion of their barley needs from countries such as Argentina, where harvests have been less affected by adverse weather than those in Europe.

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THE chief executive of Northampton-based brewing giant Carlsberg has welcomed the Government’s plans for new rules on the sale of alcohol.

Dr Isaac Sheps, speaking during a visit to the Bridge Street brewery on Friday by Tory MP Michael Ellis, said much more needed to be done to tackle excessive drinking.

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POLICE say the operation to move giant brewery silos through Whitchurch is going to plan.

Weighing 55 tons and measuring 5.7 metres wide, six metres tall and 28 metres long, the first load left on January 14 from Tot Hill for the docks at Southampton.

The silos are making their way to Poland from the former Courage brewery in Reading, owned by Heineken UK.

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The brewer goes to great lengths to get its employees involved in the creation of a supportive corporate culture

For the 3,500 employees of Molson Coors Canada, from president and CEO Dave Perkins on down, a corporate framework called Our Brew defines who they are.

Our Brew wasn't initiated by the executive branch or by an expensive group of external consultants who specialize in personnel issues. Unionized rank and file members put a suggestion forward following the landmark $6-billion US merger in 2005 of Molson Inc., the Montreal brewery founded in 1786 by John Molson, and Adolph Coors Company of Golden, Col.

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The beer industry will soon get an injection of Chinese ambition as the Yanjing Brewery of Beijing has announced plans to become one of the top five beer makers in the world by 2015.

It’s not lacking for size in 2011, though, as the brewing facility is stationed on 550 acres and employs nearly 20,000 individuals. While its focus is on the flagship and namesake pale lager, Yanjing also produces a number of other beverages, including soft drinks, flavored teas and a plum syrup drink very popular in China.

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MillerCoors LLC is adding a twist to its summer line up with plans to unveil Miller Genuine Draft 64 Lemonade. The flavored beverage will hit store shelves in May.

The company, a combined U.S. entity of Molson Coors and SABMiller, will launch Miller Genuine Draft 64 Lemonade as a limited summer brand, with an eye toward capitalizing on consumers taste for flavored beer, according to the Business Journal of Milwaukee. The beverage will be available in six- and 12-pack bottles and 12-pack cans through Labor Day.

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A BREWING giant has moved to quell fears that staff in Burton could face redundancy.

Several workers from Molson Coors contacted the Mail after a meeting was held with staff from the kegging and stock control department, to inform them that a consultation had been launched as a result of possible changes to ‘shift patterns and working practices’.

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Dutch beer brewer Heineken has strengthened its platform for growth in Nigeria via the acquisition of two holding companies from the Sona Group. The transaction price has not been disclosed.
The two acquired businesses have controlling interests in each of the Sona, IBBI, Benue, Life and Champion breweries in Nigeria.

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This is a link to a video of huge fermentation tanks being moved from the port on the great lakes to the Molson plant in Toronto. There have been many delays along the way. Hydro lines have to be disconnected and move because of the size of the tanks.Labatts London did this a number of years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp85GPgHzh4

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Gregor Kessler, Hamburg
04.01.2011Konzern verkauft Marken und Produktionsstandort in Dresden // Käufer Frankfurter Brauhaus wächst schnell mit Handelsmarkengeschäft