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January 12, 2018

Aspall cider has been slurped up by an American beer company for an undisclosed sum, but the 290-year-old brewer's founding family will remain involved as the company aims to extend its international drinking base.

Aspall cider has been slurped up by an American beer company for an undisclosed sum, but the 290-year-old brewer's founding family will remain involved as the company aims to extend its international drinking base.

The new owner of Suffolk-based Aspall is Molson Coors, a US brewing giant says it will develop it into “the number one premium cyder in the UK”, a press release said. The cost of the acquisition has not been disclosed.

October 29, 2013

AB InBev, the largest brewery company in the world and producer of brands such as Stella Artois, Budweiser and Beck's, may be preparing to buy its closest rival in one of the largest mergers in history.

AB InBev, the largest brewery company in the world and producer of brands such as Stella Artois, Budweiser and Beck's, may be preparing to buy its closest rival in one of the largest mergers in history.

According to media reports, the Belgian family-controlled AB InBev has its eye on London-based SABMiller as its next major acquisition, following its purchase of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo in June of this year.

AB InBev was formed in 2008 when InBev purchased Anheuser-Busch Companies – a US family brewing business, with roots dating back to 1852.

October 25, 2013

Australian family-owned brewer Coopers has been crowned best liquor brand of the year and best full strength beer for original pale ale at the 20th annual Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA).

Australian family-owned brewer Coopers has been crowned best liquor brand of the year and best full strength beer for original pale ale at the 20th annual Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA).

Coopers, the last major family-owned brewery in Australia, was also named best marketed beer or cider brand and its distribution company Premium Beverages received best off-premise liquor supplier of the year.

June 30, 2010

When Shepherd Neame picked up the annual Coutts Prize for Family Business earlier this month, it was the culmination of over 300 years of history, writes Marc Smith. But the current CEO is keen to vent his frustration about how his business is being treated

When Shepherd Neame picked up the annual Coutts Prize for Family Business earlier this month, it was the culmination of over 300 years of history that has tied one family to one industry and one town, writes Marc Smith.

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