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Molson Coors launches new Molson Canadian 67 Sublime to kick off unofficial start of patio season

Low calorie beer, now with a splash of lemon and lime

TORONTO While it still may feel like winter across much of Canada, the team at Molson Coors is not letting Mother Nature stand in the way of rolling out their latest innovation: Molson Canadian 67 Sublime, a premium light beer with a refreshing twist of lemon and lime flavour with 67 calories per 341mL bottle. Thats about half the calories of wine and mixed drinks.

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Workers have been on strike for 5 weeks.
Union officials said Dichello Distributors implemented an unfair contract last month, then prevented union workers from doing their jobs.
Calling their new contract "garbage," the Local 443 employees of Dichello Distributors in Orange rallied outside the company on Monday morning to express their frustrations over a new contract.

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Written evidence submitted by the British Beer and Pub Association
To the UK Parliament Treasury

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. The continuation of the beer duty escalator and what was a huge 7.2% increase in beer duty in the Budget will have a devastating effect on the beer and pub sector. We do not believe this level of increase can be justified in a Budget designed to promote growth, particularly following the recent VAT increase which has hit beer and pubs particularly hard.

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Two of the biggest brewers in Britain, Carlsberg and InBev, have lost a £30m tax case about rounding down duty owed on beer, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday.

Stella Artois brewer InBev lost duty case When beer duty is calculated, sums owed are rounded down to the nearest penny.

The two groups wanted to calculate their bills on the basis of individual cans of beer sold, rounding down every half-penny owed on each can, rather than just the half penny owed on all the beer they sold in a month.

The brewers’ calculation method would have saved Carlsberg £10m and InBev

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SAINT JOHN - More than 170 Moosehead Breweries Ltd. workers are back in the beer-making business after a nearly six-week lockout that hinged on a dispute over post-retirement drug benefits.

Members of the Brewery Workers Local 362 voted 77 per cent in favour of the new seven-year contract on Wednesday night.

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Heineken NV, the world’s third- largest brewer, submitted the highest offer for an Ethiopian brewery being sold by the government and is the only bidder for a second one, the country’s privatization agency said

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Anheuser-Busch Acquires Chicago's Goose Island Beer Chicago's Goose Island Beer is being acquired by brewing giant Anheuser-Busch. Anheuser-Busch will pay $22.5 million for a 58% stake in Fulton Street Brewery, the craft brewer that makes the popular artisanal beer

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Moosehead Breweries Ltd. says it has reached a memorandum of agreement with its unionized employees, ending a five-week work stoppage.
Leaders of the New Brunswick Union of Public Employees said Saturday they will unanimously endorse the agreement.

The ratification vote will be held Wednesday.

The company says pickets have been removed from the brewery and work will resume Sunday, but no details of the deal were provided.

Workers were locked out last week when talks to sign a new collective agreement broke down.

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It is doubtful if many local industry players knew for a long time that the beer market in Nigeria is a robust one. All that was apparent was the presence of two major players, Nigerian Breweries Plc and Guinness Nigeria Plc, and a number of fringe players doing business in the sector

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The German union NNG is reporting growing discontent among workers in the German brewing industry. Since Monday there was at least one warning strike every day in protest against the plans of the brewers' federation to split core and peripheral workforce by introducing a new group of low-pay employees in to the national framework agreement - which regulates job classification in the sector.

More info and pictures in German here:
http://www.ngg.net/branche_betrieb/getraenke/brtv

NGG will hold a brewery forum in the education center in Oberjosbach
next week.

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