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Foster's And Heineken Deny There's A Takeover

Issue 70 - 11 May 2001 - Foster's And Heineken Deny There's A Takeover

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HEINEKEN RENAMES MURPHY BREWERY After nearly 150 years of business, the Murphy Brewery in Cork has changed its name -- but likely will still be known to its friends as Murphy's. The Heineken, NV conglomerate last week officially changed the name of the Irish company to Heineken Ireland. It marks the final break with James J. Murphy & Co., establish in 1856.

U.S. BREWER CAN'T USE 'AMERICAN BUD' NAME IN GERMANY A German court has ruled against Anheuser-Busch's efforts to use its Bud brand name in Germany. It said "Bud" is too much like "Bit," the diminutive of the popular German beer Bitburger.

FOSTER'S AND HEINEKEN DENY THERE'S A TAKEOVER BREWING Shares in Foster's Brewing Group yesterday shot to near their highest ever and the Australian dollar rose strongly despite denials of a report that the company would be the target of a $15 billion bid by international beer giant, Heineken Holdings.

INTERBREW ARGUES FOR MORE TIME TO SELL BASS Lawyers for Belgian brewer Interbrew NV argued yesterday it should be allowed more time to sell Bass Brewers, after regulators objected to Interbrew's US$3.3-billion buyout of the British business.

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DRINKING ON THE JOB Luke Nicholas spoke to Susan Wood on TV ONE's Today Live . Watch the Real Video

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This is on top of his weekly beer review for the NZ Herald – The Ale File This week – Shakespeare Tavern, Puck’s Fundamental This beer was awarded the top prize in the Brewer's Choice category at the 2001 New Zealand International Beer Awards. This is a special category for brewers to enter their new and experimental beers.

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