Chinese craft brewers court premium Australian water producer

SASD Connect business PH8 has attracted the attention of Chinese craft brewers after winning gold at the 5th China International High-end Drinking Water Industry Expo earlier this year.

High-quality water crucial to the production of premium craft beer, which is a growing market in China where almost 50 billion litres of beer is consumed a year.

PH8’s water contains high amounts of potassium, calcium and magnesium, with the last two important for the production of beer.

“Chinese brewers are courting a high quality water producer from Australia in a bid to create tastier craft beers.

South Australian company PH8 produces came to the attention of Asian brewers when it was awarded a gold medal at the 5th China International High-end Drinking Water Industry Expo 2016 – China’s most authoritative high-end drinking water trade show – in July.

Almost 50 billion litres a year is consumed in China, twice as much as its nearest rival the United States. An increasing thirst for premium craft beers also has it on track to become the world’s highest value beer market next year…”

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October 27, 2016