|Headquarters||Sumida, Tokyo, Japan|
The company's primary beer, from 1957 through the late 1980s, was Asahi Gold (overtaking Asahi Draft, its original formula, which remains in production). In 1987 it introduced Asahi Super Dry, which initiated the Japanese craze for dry beer; this led in turn to Asahi's dramatic turnaround in business performance, and its surpassing of former second ranker Sapporo Brewery in sales and profits. 
In 2009, Asahi acquired the Australian beverages unit of Cadbury Schweppes.
On January 23, 2009, Asahi acquired 19.9% of Tsingtao Brewery from Anheuser-Busch InBev for $667 million. The sale will make Asahi Breweries, Ltd. the second largest shareholder in Tsingtao behind only the Tsingtao Brewery Group.
In August 2011, Asahi acquired New Zealand's Independent Liquor, maker of Vodka Cruiser and other alcoholic beverages, for Y97.6 billion. In May 2013 its New Zealand operations expanded, with the purchase of retail chain Mill Liquorsave.
The main brand is Asahi Super Dry. Other beers produced include:
- Asahi Draft - Lager (First produced in 1892)
- Asahi Gold - Lager (Former flagship product; first produced in 1957)
- Asahi Stout
- Asahi Z - Dry lager
- Asahi Black - Black lager
- Asahi Prime Time - German Pilsener style lager (Only available in Japan)photo
Asahi Beer Hall 
See also 
- "Asahi Breweries: Beverage Industry Factsheet". www.just-drinks.com. Retrieved 2009-07-17.
- p. 124 Romein, Jan The Asian Century: A History of Modern Nationalism in Asia University of California Press, 1962
- Asahi Group to Purchase Charlie’s, P&N Water, Juice Units
- Asahi to buy Independent Liquor
- "Independent Liquor buys Mill chain". 3 News NZ. May 20, 2013.
- "Independent Liquor buys Mill chain for undisclosed sum". Scoop.co.nz. May 20, 2013.
- "Asahi Beer Hall -- Tokyo Meltdown Architecture Review". www.bento.com. Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-17.