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02 December 2010

Danish brewing company, Carlsberg A/S, the world's fourth-largest brewer, yesterday opened its fifth and largest brewery in India in Andhra Pradesh.

This brewery is also Carlsberg India's first brewery in South India and is located at Medak near Hyderabad.

Spread over 36 acres, the brewery, which has an investment of Rs128 crore has an installed capacity of 4.25 lakh hectoliters with the potential to ramp up production to one million hectoliters, will employ 200 people.

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The brewing venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors in the US, MillerCoors, is investing heavily in its new craft and import beer business as it anticipates niche beers will continue to outpace mainstream brands in the next few years.

MillerCoors is trialling its standalone craft and import business, Tenth & Blake, in half a dozen areas of the US as it seeks to tap into strong consumer demand for high-end, smaller-scale beers in the country.

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HUNDREDS OF ACTIVISTS LAY PLANS TO STOP THE
CARNAGE IN ONTARIO WORKPLACES

(TORONTO) - More than 500 union activists will gather tomorrow, Thurs. Nov. 25, at the downtown Sheraton Centre, for a pivotal three-day Health & Safety and Workers’ Compensation conference designed to stop bad employers from killing and maiming more workers.

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Do you want your dog to get snokkered with you this weekend? Now he can! All you have to do is fetch him some Dog Beer.

As most dog owners know, despite the funny commercials, you cannot safely give a dog a Budweiser (or any beer made for humans). It can make him sick, dehydrated and can even be fatal, depending on how much he drinks. And, although dogs are attracted to the smell of hops, many dogs are sensitive to them.

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SABMiller Plc, the world’s second- biggest brewer by volume, bought the owner of Argentina’s Isenbeck and Warsteiner beer brands, entering a market which is dominated by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev NV.

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Toronto (LBOC) - Labatt has announced the further expansion of Alexander Keith’s brewing to London, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and St. John’s, Newfoundland. Last year Labatt started brewing Keith’s in Creston, British Columbia.

“The expansion of brewing is a direct result of Keith’s growth from a regional favourite to become Canada’s #1 domestic specialty beer. said Richard Musson, vice president, Marketing, Labatt Breweries of Canada. “The change will allow us to ensure consistent, sustainable supply of Keith’s to consumers.”

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Brewery boss in call for a long-term industry strategy
THE boss of a Burton brewing giant has given his take on what is wrong with beer in the UK and details how to put the industry back on the front foot.

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BEER could be in short supply this Christmas season with Tooheys workers launching strike action tomorrow.

The festive season supply of some of the most popular beers in NSW - including Tooheys New, Extra Dry, Old, XXXX Gold, Hahn products, White Stag as well as international labels Heineken and Becks - could be hit by the pay dispute.

Brewery technicians at the beer giant's western Sydney factory will begin a week of strike action aimed at starving the amount of beer the company can supply over the peak summer period.

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Beer champs on the ropes, Deutsche says

In the most memorable scene of the original Rocky movie, Apollo Creed battles Sylvester Stallone's character, Rocky Balboa, in a knock-down, drag-out fight for the ages.

Deutsche Bank analyst Marc Greenberg says that scene reminds him a lot of the U.S. beer market these days. Much like Apollo, he feels the industry's leadership is failing to recognize successful competition and is using passive tactics to meet new challenges.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev has said that it expects stronger profits momentum in the final months of 2010 after the brewer beat most analysts' expectations in its third quarter.

Another strong rise in beer sales in Brazil, up by 12% in volume, propelled Anheuser-Busch InBev to a 4% rise in like-for-like beer sales by volume in the three months to the end of September, compared to the same period of last year.

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