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Budweiser and Stolichnaya fuming over starring role with drunk pilot

Flight features Denzel Washington portraying Whip Whitaker, a whiz in the cockpit despite being inebriated and drugged up much of the time. Photo: AP

Denzel Washington's character in Flight drinks a lot, but his portrayal of a highly functioning alcoholic pilot isn't going down well with brewing company Anheuser-Busch or the distributor of Stolichnaya vodka.

Wednesday, 7 November, 2012, 4:10am

HK set for title defence

The venue has changed but defending champions Budweiser Hong Kong are still favourites for the Dragon Centre Ice Hockey Five-a-Side tournament next week.

Organisers moved the annual event to the Dragon Centre in Shamshuipo due to high rents at rinks in Festival Walk and City Plaza, the venues for the past two years.

29 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Legal battle brews over Budweiser's Czech foe

THE makers of the world's biggest-selling beer, Budweiser, yesterday launched a High Court action to take a rival Czech beer off the shelves in Hong Kong.

The US 'King Of Beers' claims that Budejovicky Budvar beer, imported into Hong Kong by distributors Solar Max Ltd and sold in shops such as Oliver's and Watson's, is breaching its copyright.

11 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Promoters stage entertaining behind-the-scenes mystery

Lai See does enjoy a good mystery. That's why we're feeling all warm and fuzzy about the Hong Kong Tourist Association (HKTA).

Last week, we told you that the SAR-floggers seemed to be staging their own little production of The Vanishing.

14 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Brewer denies plan

Lion Nathan, a New Zealand brewer, denied it was negotiating to brew Budweiser beer at its NZ$200 million (about HK$858 million) brewery in Suzhou. 'We've no plans to toll-brew at Suzhou,' said a spokesman for Lion Nathan. 'Toll brewing' is an industry term for brewing another company's brands.

26 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Firms lured by status as provincial gateway

Wuhan's central location as the 'thoroughfare to nine provinces' is seen as strategic for corporates, especially those involved in consumer goods. The issue, however, is more about timing, given the relatively low income of urban dwellers in the poorer hinterland. A city dweller's average monthly income was about 400 yuan (HK$375) last year.

10 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

World Cup brew for Bud

Anheuser-Busch says its Budweiser beer will sponsor soccer's 1998 World Cup in France as the brewer moves to increase the international market for the best-selling beer in the United States.

10 Apr 1996 - 12:00am


MUCH of the chatter at the grand prix hospitality tents centred around the story that Qantas, Australia's national carrier, had abruptly changed its advertising agency.

8 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Three golden rules for drinking the amber nectar

THE first Mexican who stuffed a wedge of lime into his beer bottle has a lot to answer for. Rumour has it that he wanted to stop flies from diving into the beer, but now the slice of citrus is an essential accessory for drinkers of Hong Kong's trendy brews.

6 Nov 1993 - 12:00am