Lion’s owners Kirin have doubled down on their pharma and food focus, despite earnings and profit declines in their Australia-based business.
This week we catch up with Brooklyn Brewery Co-founder Steve Hindy. We talk about the complexities of the international beer market, the rapid change in the industry since we last spoke four years ago and what’s new with Brooklyn.
Last week’s purchase of UK brewery Magic Rock not only refocused interest on the country’s potential takeover targets, but it also highlighted Kirin’s growing international web of breweries.
Kirin-owned Lion has overnight announced the purchase of London-based craft brewery Fourpure.
Lion owner Kirin “understands and respects craft beer”, said Brooklyn Brewery president Robin Ottaway, as the parties entered into a capital and business partnership.
On the same day that Lion was reporting ‘strong brand growth’, the nation’s media was reporting the death of beer. How is that so?
Lion Nathan National Foods today announced its intention to change its company name, and those of its wholly-owned business units, to Lion. While no formal business names will be used other than Lion, category and geography will be employed informally to distinguish between business units as required: Beer, Spirits and Wines, Australia (formerly Lion Nathan… Read more →
Malt Shovel Brewery brings the smell of wood smoke back to the Australian summer barbeque.
With news that the four biggest international brewers make more than half the world’s beer, Australian Brews News takes a closer look at who owns what and how that translates to the Australian marketplace.