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Malaysia scraps beer festival following Islamists' objections

Protests against events deemed to be 'western' and unIslamic are common in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

Carlsberg eyes at least 51 pct stake in Vietnam's Habeco: report

The government wants to fully divest its majority stake in Habeco as also in rival Sabeco.

The story behind Hanoi's 40-year-old 'bia hoi' glass

It's ugly, it's coarse and it's green, but street beer in the capital isn't complete without it. 
August 30, 2017 | 01:27 pm GMT+7

Vietnam reaching a heady high in the global beer business

Drinkers are foaming at the mouth in 'the next key battleground for brewers.'
July 21, 2017 | 05:13 pm GMT+7

In this brewery, urine is the secret ingredient

A Danish brewery is making novelty beer produced from fields of malting barley fertilized with human urine.
May 06, 2017 | 04:10 pm GMT+7

The social guide to drinking in Hanoi

The city promises great rewards for those who look beyond the Old Quarter beer joints.
April 30, 2017 | 08:20 am GMT+7

Sing, don't drink: Vietnam weighs banning booze in karaoke bars

Late night drinking dens may lose their core clientele if the ban is approved.
April 28, 2017 | 05:45 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese officials punished for boozy brawl over dinner

One official took a gang of family members to the other's house and threatened to kill him.
April 16, 2017 | 11:17 am GMT+7

Bottoms up: Why do some Vietnamese go red after drinking?

Just one beer and your Vietnamese drinking pal turns red. No, they're not that angry.
April 15, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s top brewer Sabeco tops up profit goal for 2017

The company expects its annual sales to rise 3 percent against last year.
April 05, 2017 | 07:03 pm GMT+7

Business deals to boozy lunches: Vietnam outpaces beer-drinking peers

The country seems to have developed a seemingly unquenchable thirst for the amber nectar.
January 18, 2017 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Beer-thirsty Vietnamese force supermarkets to ration sales before Lunar New Year

Panic-buying has ensued with prices expected to rise ahead of Tet.
January 13, 2017 | 08:58 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese brewer Habeco to list at $1.3 billion valuation

The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange is about to see one of the blockbuster listings of the year.
January 13, 2017 | 11:48 am GMT+7

Beer giant's shares soar 20 pct to touch market debut ceiling

Foreign investors are eager to get a taste of Vietnam's biggest brewer Sabeco.
December 06, 2016 | 04:24 pm GMT+7

Heineken expands production, buys into local top brewer in Vietnam

The beer maker is aggressively pouring money into Vietnam, one of the biggest markets in Asia-Pacific.
December 03, 2016 | 12:08 pm GMT+7