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  1. Tipple of choice for Christmas revellers

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Beer in all its guises is a perfect accompaniment to Christmas celebrations, no matter where in the world these may be held. It is drunk around Australian Christmas barbecues, ... that Christmas and beer are most closely associated, with brewers releasing limited-edition brews especially for the festive season. The tradition of Christmas beer, as it is known, dates back centuries. ...

  2. Bikini-clad beer girls upset cricket purists

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... are paid to fetch drinks for fans at cricket matches. With the first one-day international match of the summer- between Australia and India- starting in Melbourne today, the beer waitresses have ... during Australia's Test match against India in Sydney. Fans who are fed up with long queues at the bar pay the bikini-wearing women up to A$60 an hour to fetch trays of beer, allowing them ...

  3. Beer brewers work up a froth

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Terence Leung Beer companies are kicking into top gear as football fans in Hong Kong settle in for three weeks of late-night matches on television. Local favourites San Miguel ... to satisfy thirsty fans. Carlsberg, the official sponsor of Euro 2004, is predicting a 20 per cent rise in beer consumption. The company has ordered extra stock from Denmark. However, not everyone ...

  4. No, Scooby, a jug of beer in each hand is not a balanced diet

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu, Nick Gentle

    ... And, contrary to what some of the more rowdy elements of the Sevens crowd may tell you, a balanced diet does not consist of a jug of beer in each hand. Medical experts agree that beer ... place and take a bit of a nap. 'Also, it is important to try not to have beer for breakfast. A decent meal to start the day will help you make it all the way through.' ...

  5. Chic design for posh beer drinkers

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Those who doubt that the humble beer could ever measure up on the social scale compared with, say, a saketini, should check out the new casing from Heineken. The slim-line aluminium 'bottle' allows posh beer drinkers to sip away with their pinkies pointing skywards. The bottle, to be launched tonight, is encased in a limited edition, a white capsule held ...

  6. SABMiller stirs mainland beer battle with its own brew

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winston Yau SABMiller will introduce Miller Genuine Draft beer on the mainland next year as it refines a strategy that has emphasised the acquisition of local brands rather than ... to be preparing a counter-offer for Harbin Brewery. Last week, SABMiller financial director Jonathan Kirby said the company would focus on developing CRB's Snow beer into a national brand. ...

  7. Carlsberg forms Gansu beer venture

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Tibet with Tibet Galaxy Science & Technology Development last month, and the US$26 million acquisition of Dali Beer Group in Yunnan province in June last year. In a statement to the Shenzhen ... for a 50 per cent stake in the as-yet-unnamed beer venture in Lanzhou, the provincial capital. The parent will contribute its Huanghe-brand brewery assets, estimated at 140 million yuan. Total ...

  8. King of Beers works on Tsingtao's strategy

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... mainland businessmen but he holds a title that sets him apart from others of his ilk. As the chairman of Tsingtao Brewery- China's best-known export- he is the nation's King of Beers. Since he took the helm at the brewer in 1996, an aggressive strategy of boosting production has resulted in a 10 per cent share of a price-sensitive and fragmented Chinese beer market. This puts ...

  9. Mainland brewery boosts beer capacity

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... our own brand, Snowflake, later,' Mr Kwong said. Based in the provincial capital of Hangzhou, Qianpi sold 240,000 kilolitres of beer last year. China Resources Enterprise has a 51 per ...

  10. Superstar David Beckham, er, Duckham invites you for beer

    Posted Mar 24th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow OK, he might not be David Beckham, but sports fans nevertheless will be interested to hear that English rugby star David Duckham, MBE, is in Hong Kong for a visit timed to coincide with the Sevens. CitySeen hears that the former British Lion w ...




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