It's been an action-packed year for the beverage world. Here are some of the highlights. (Pic:iStock/marekuliasz)

The year that was: Headlines of 2016

Robots that brew beer, carbon neutral factories, and better tasting medicine... read on to see how the beverage industry has been innovating this year. Pic: iStock/stevanovicigor

6 beverage innovation highlights of 2016

AB InBev sells its interests in Distell Group to PIC in South Africa

AB InBev sells its interests in Distell Group to PIC in South Africa

Asahi will buy Pilsner Urquell as part of the deal: following its purchase of Peroni & Grolsch. Pic:iStock/wrangel

AB InBev sells SABMiller’s central and eastern European business to Asahi

Karbach was founded in Houston in 2011. Pic: iStock/gguy44

Anheuser-Busch acquires craft brewer Karbach Brewing Co.

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AB InBev notes craft beer slowdown

The self-driving truck covered 120 miles across Colorado.

Anheuser-Busch completes ‘world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck’

Analytical Flavor Systems uses machine learning and AI to build predictive tools for the food and beverage industry.

Analytical Flavor Systems CEO: ‘We’ve made flavor a predictive measurement’

AB InBev partnered with Techstars Connection to scout innovative startups that can help the company leverage new technologies and disrupt the status quo.

World's largest beer company AB InBev has ‘mindset of a startup', seeking to disrupt business with accelerator program

CCC to acquire ABusch InBev's stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa.

Coca-Cola to acquire AB InBev’s stake in CCBA

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