Archive for February, 2008

Grolsch deal makes SABMiller world’s biggest brewer

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

SABMiller, previously the world’s second-biggest brewer, has completed its deal to acquire Dutch brewer Grolsch and become the largest brewing company in the world. Reuters writes: “The deal is a sign of consolidation in the global brewing industry as brewers look to cut costs as input prices for malting barley and aluminum cans have risen […]

Falconer brewing scholarship applications are open

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Applications are now being accepted for Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarships. In co-sponsorship with the Seibel Institute of Technology, the foundation offers two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2008. One scholarship is for the World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology held at the Siebel Institute in Chicago in October/November 2008. The Concise Course in […]

Harpoon-Brooklyn Super Bowl bet: Winner buys

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Harpoon Brewery and Brooklyn Brewery have a little something riding on the outcome of Sunday’s Super Bowl game. With the New England Patriots would be playing the New York Giants, Harpoon president Dan Kenary dialed up his friend Steve Hindy, president of Brooklyn Brewery, and arranged a wager. The bet: if the Patriots win the […]

A-B earnings up, but disappoint Wall Street

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Anheuser-Busch sales were up in 2007, but fell short of Wall Street’s expectations, in part because of lagging sales of Corona. The business of beer brewing companies can be confusing. The good news for A-B was that U.S. beer sales increased 8 percent in the fourth quarter and estimated U.S. beer market share was 48.5 […]