Beverage World presents the latest news from across the worldwide beverage market.

Carlsberg Could Raise Stake in Hanoi Beer

Government-controlled Hanoi Beer Alcohol & Beverage Joint Stock Corp. plans to sell a 13% stake in itself to Carlsberg A/S, an official from the Vietnamese brewer said Friday, which would raise the Danish company's stake in Habeco to 30%. (WSJ Marketwatch)


7-Up With Antioxidants to be Discontinued

7-Up with antioxidants will soon be off the market, after an advocacy group accused the drink maker of making misleading health claims. Dr Pepper Snapple Group said Thursday its 7-Up varieties that tout antioxidants will be off the market by early 2013. The company, based in Plano, Texas, said the decision to reformulate the drinks was not related to the lawsuit. It said the drinks were being taken off the market for consistency across its brands. (Washington Post)


Bacardi's Hatuey beer Expands to Broward

The Bacardi group that traces its roots to Cuba and is best known for rum, is developing the brand as a craft beer in the United States, starting with sales in South Florida and its large Cuban communities. (Sun Sentinel)


Japan's Suntory Celebrates Rolling Stones' 50th

Japan’s Suntory beverage behemoth has made 2012 the year of the Rolling Stones, with a Stones Bar series celebrating the anniversary and stirring up such boozy tributes to the band as Rolling Hop beer, Rolling Gold “bottled cocktail,” and a Citrus Highball. (BrandChannel)


Ginger Rodent Beer Debuts in UK

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has helped to launch a new beer called Ginger Rodent, a nickname he was given by a political rival. (BBC News)