Myanmar Brewery to boost beer output to slake domestic thirst

TOKYO — Myanmar Brewery will ramp up its beer production capacity by about 10% to keep up with increasing local consumption amid economic growth. The group member of Japan’s Kirin Holdings will spend hundreds of millions of yen (100 million yen equals $917,200) to add equipment such as fermentation tanks, a key component in beer […]

Kirin aims to brew up a storm with MBL stake

Beer drinkers are poised to celebrate a bigger selection of quaffing options under a move by Myanmar Brewery Limited to launch at least two new products in a market thirsty for choice. Japan’s Kirin Holdings, which acquired a majority stake in MBL in August, is developing a yet-to-be named “domestic premium” lager and will also […]

Heineken seeks expansion permit

The Dutch brewer has only been in the country for a month, but demand is already so high it can’t produce enough, said Lester Tan, managing director of APB Alliance Brewery Company, a joint venture between Heineken and Myanmar’s Alliance Brewery. “Demand is in excess of our calculations. We’re now expanding to make sure we […]