China's biggest brewer, Snow, to buy Kingway

China Resources Enterprise's Chen Lang (left) and Kingway Brewery's Huang Xiaofeng toasting their deal. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Kingway will reinvent itself as a developer after selling its distribution network and its seven breweries, by redeveloping its Plant 1 site in Buxin, Shenzhen, the only land holding it is not selling as part of the deal, into a retail and commercial complex.

Wednesday, 6 February, 2013, 4:43am

Thai Beverage raises F&N stake, throws down gauntlet to brewing giant Heineken

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Thai Beverage raised its stake in Fraser and Neave (F&N) to just below the level that would trigger a mandatory offer for the whole conglomerate, further challenging Heineken’s bid for the group’s crown jewel Asia Pacific Breweries (APB).

29 Aug 2012 - 2:43pm

Sources say Temasek sells Asia Pacific Breweries stake to Heineken

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has sold its stake of roughly 1.4 per cent in Asia Pacific Breweries to Heineken, sources said on Tuesday, potentially stopping the Dutch brewer’s Thai rival from blocking the takeover.

22 Aug 2012 - 9:35am

New Heineken bid lifts Asia-Pacific Breweries to new high

21 Aug 2012 - 11:05am

Chinese food and beer - a hoppy marriage

One of the advantages beer has over wine when it comes to food matching is that its flavours frequently complement dishes in ways that wine cannot. The caramel, roasted flavours of darker ales and stouts, and darker lagers such as the American Samuel Adams, go particularly well with roasted and barbequed meats.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Rise and shine

Yeast - the agent needed to make dough and batter rise - comes in many forms. Before the development of commercial varieties, bakers left their doughs and batters uncovered, to capture one of the many species of wild yeast that drift through the air. Alternatively, they used the wild yeast that grows on the skin of grapes and berries, or on grains.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Small beer

A coalition representing the brewing industry wants the government to put any possible cuts in alcohol duty on hold. Does this surprise you and do you support this drink lobby group's stand? Write to us.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing's damage control moves behind the scenes

Beijing has unleashed a massive damage-control exercise to repair harm done to the state's image from the brick-kiln slavery scandal.

Five suspects in one of the most notorious incidents have been arrested and hastily tried, and Shanxi's governor has offered repeated apologies.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Mash hits

Mix and match, cut and paste or simply steal: that's the spirit of the Web in the throes of a quiet but messy revolution propelled by the rise of the 'mash-up'.

The term originally meant a mish-mash of ready-made musical influences. A mash-minded DJ might fuse Britney Spears and Extreme Noise Terror, say, in a twisted bid to concoct music that sounds familiar but different.

2 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


The following 'remedy for Sars' was seen this week in the official Health Daily issued by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine: 'Put 10 grams of dead silkworms and 10 grams of cicada skins in water with five herbs, boil for 20 minutes and drink the water like tea for seven to 10 days.' And on Friday, Beijing's popular tabloid, The Star Daily, advised Sars sufferers to brew s

16 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Brew-haha in a pint glass

TO SAY ROBERT BRIERS is fussy about beer is like saying Egon Ronay is picky about food. The Belgian brew master is a certified champion at pouring the perfect lager, was born in Leuven, Belgium's main brewing town, and brought up in a family steeped in the nation's centuries-old beer tradition.

30 Sep 2002 - 12:00am