Some slightly off-beat news snippets from the world of beer today.
[Guinness] sales in Britain fell 3 percent and in Ireland by 7 percent in the year to June, while Diageo’s international region, which covers Africa and Asia, saw sales rise 15 percent. Nigeria pushed aside Ireland to be the beer’s No 2 market after Britain.
InBev UK – the firm behind Belgian beer brand Stella Artois – has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority for implying that one family had brewed the lager for the past 600 years.
The watchdog has also rapped Miller Brands over an advert showing a roller-skating stuntman, which the ASA claimed would appeal to minors.