Arbor Brewing Company to Open Second Location in India

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  1. BeerAdvocate

    BeerAdvocate Admin (0) Aug 23, 1996 California

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  2. Squire

    Squire Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi

    Sounds like a good business plan, much better than opening another Michigan brewery making the usual Stouts and IPAs. India is a vast country with an incredibly varied cuisine. A solid, food friendly wheat beer should do well especially with regional variations.
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  3. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,470) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    And there are not a lot of craft beer options in India (at least there were not in the bigger cities I visited throughout the 2000s - last visit in 2012).
  4. scottakelly

    scottakelly Initiate (0) May 9, 2007 Ohio

    Not to nit pick, but the article caption says "second location" while the article itself mentions that they already have two locations, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

    Anyway, I've always enjoyed their beers and vibe. If I were thinking outside the box about a developing market, India would be crossing my mind. Best of luck to ABC.
  5. Keene

    Keene Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2009 Washington

    Thanks for reading and taking a moment to comment. I'll think about adjusting the snippet, although I think with the headline it's fairly clear that ABC is opening it's second location in India. They'll soon have facilities in Bangalore and Goa.
  6. CaptainPiret

    CaptainPiret Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2009 North Carolina

    I was in Chennai this August and I can verify this. Mostly just average lagers available. Seeing a stout on a menu at our hotel got me momentarily excited, only to be told they didn't have it anymore.
  7. rgordon

    rgordon Pooh-Bah (2,605) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I've had a few Indian beers, but most have just been OK. At one time I sold Kingfisher that was actually brewed in England. I don't think that's true now. The climate in India surely makes for a thirsty populace, and I wish ABC well in this venture. Does anyone know if Lion Stout from nearby Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is popular in India? I remember Lion Stout as being quite good.
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  8. drtth

    drtth Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    This is an interesting question which you might ask in the appropriate international forum as we are much more likely to see you getting more and more informed responses there.
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