Another scarfie pub destined for closure
June 4th, 2013

Another scarfie pub destined for closure

Another Dunedin pub popular with its boisterous undergraduate community, The Captain Cook Tavern, is on notice of closure. The property, leased by DB Breweries and sub-leased to Cook Brothers Bars is to be vacated under direction from the owner, within 10 working days, shortly before the lease is due to expire.

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Brewery leader on his way
November 21st, 2012

Brewery leader on his way

DB Breweries managing director Brian Blake has announced his decision to stand aside next year, although he will continue as the company’s chairman.

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Heineken bid for Asia Pacific Breweries control
August 21st, 2012

Heineken bid for Asia Pacific Breweries control

International brewer Heineken NV has made a bid for complete control of the Singapore-based Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) as it fights with competitor Thai Beverage for the Singapore share of the business.

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West Coast brewery boosts tourist trail and authentic image
July 30th, 2012

West Coast brewery boosts tourist trail and authentic image

Controversial West Coast beer brand Monteith’s, infamously brewed in Auckland and Timaru, has shored up its authenticity with the reopening of its original Greymouth brewery.

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DB’s wine abuse advertising wins in Cannes
June 29th, 2012

DB’s wine abuse advertising wins in Cannes

DB Breweries advertising campaign for DB Dry has won a Golden Lion award at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The campaign attracted criticism in New Zealand for its attack on wine drinking which it portrayed as not being masculine.

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May 31st, 2012

Brewers are not winemakers, says Food Safety

The Ministry of Primary Industries, Food Safety, has published an exemption from the Wine Standards Management Plan for a number of the country’s brewers.

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Draught focus of DB’s Timaru promotions
February 17th, 2012

Draught focus of DB’s Timaru promotions

Brewing giant DB Breweries tugged at the heartstrings of tradition to highlight the arrival in the deep South of its Auckland-based forebear, Dominion Breweries.

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DB increases beer prices
January 17th, 2012

DB increases beer prices

The price of DB Breweries range of beers will rise on March 5 according to a release from the brewery.

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DB Breweries appoints new South Island sales manager
November 8th, 2011

DB Breweries appoints new South Island sales manager

DB Breweries (DB) has appointed Chris Wotton as regional sales manager DB – South Island based in Christchurch.

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July 21st, 2011

Radler decision “Injustice”

Intellectual property consultant Theodore Duncan has called for the introduction of a Registrar of Trademarks to protect New Zealand business against poor decisions made by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), such as that in the “Radler” case.

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July 15th, 2011

DB beer boycott over radler decision

Brewing company Heineken-controlled DB Breweries has won its legal battle to maintain control over the generic beer name, radler.

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O-I puts innovative twist on beer packaging
June 13th, 2011

O-I puts innovative twist on beer packaging

The world’s leading glass packaging maker, O-I, has partnered with champion brewery DB Breweries (DB), to launch New Zealand’s first application of internal embossing.

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