Israel: the world’s next craft beer destination

In Israel, beer has long played second fiddle to wine. The first official microbrewery, Dancing Camel, didn’t even open there until 2006. Now, with the launch of several new breweries, bars, and beer festivals, Israel seems to be getting serious about its suds, reports Food and Wine. There are now 30 microdistilleries making more than … [ Read more]

Asahi Group Holdings announces plans to buy Grolsch and Peroni

Japanese beverage maker Asahi Group Holdings Ltd will submit a bid as early as next week to buy SABMiller PLC’s Grolsch and Peroni beer brands for as much as $3.41 billion, reports Reuters. If accepted, it would be the biggest overseas beverage acquisition ever by a Japanese company. Indicative offers are due in mid-January, with hopes … [ Read more]