Diageo GB reports it has had “a positive year” in the UK, with sales up 4% driven by both the beer and spirits categories.
Camra’s 2019 Great British Beer Festival - for which DRN will be the Official Off-Trade Media Partner - will boast a range of live craft keg beer for the first time in the event’s 42-year history.
Molson Coors has acquired London-based craft brewer, Hop Stuff Brewery and Taprooms.
BrewDog has created a product exclusively for The Co-op for the first time.
The Isle of Skye Brewing Company has acquired Black Wolf Brewery and its beer brands from VC2 Brands.
The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has promoted James Calder to chief executive.
Craft beer discovery club Beer52 has invested in the Brighton-based brewery Lost+Found.
Nisa Retail has expanded its craft beer offering with access to more than 100 UK producers, as a result of a partnership with online distributor, EeBria Trade.
The English wine industry is ramping up its attempts to secure Bacchus as its “poster grape variety” with the news that Chapel Down has released its first Sparkling Bacchus while Plumpton College and Vagabond Wines have teamed up to showcase the grape at this year’s London Wine Fair.
A number of forces have conspired against the UK’s high-strength beer and cider category over the past few years.
Heineken UK is launching a campaign entitled “Say Yes” to encourage consumers and retailers to explore the thriving alcohol-free beer and cider sector.
Lowlander Beer, which is described as “the pioneer of botanical brewing from the Netherlands” has added a no-alcohol beer to its range.
Waitrose has taken on a beer created by university students as a business project.
Good Living Brew Company is launching “a wine-lovers beer” in Ocado later this month.
Little Creatures, the Australian craft brewer, is to open its micro-brewery, café and taproom in London’s King’s Cross later this month.
Stroud Brewery and Toast Ale have teamed up with Friends of the Earth to create a “planet-saving” organic amber ale.
Amstel has launched a new TV commercial starring Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges in the lead role as a human bridge.
C&C’s minority stake in Jubel Beer will help reaffirm the start-up company’s mission to pioneer a new style of beer, according to co-founder Jesse Wilson.
Badger beer has launched a digital competition that will send 54 winners on a camping weekend in Dorset.
“Our generation have trust issues because we were raised on those awesome adverts saying Carlsberg is the best lager in the world only to finally taste the shit and realise it’s like drinking the bath water that your nan died in,” wrote an enlightened gentleman called Roy on Twitter recently.
Minimum unit pricing has delivered a hammer blow to white cider in Scotland as sales have fallen off a cliff since it was introduced on May 1, 2018.
Brooklyn Brewery is bidding to capitalise on the growing demand for alcohol-free beer by launching Brooklyn Special Effects into the UK market.
Mike Benner is to step down as chief executive of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) after five years in the role.
Magic Rock Brewing Company has been bought by Australian-based food and drink company Lion, for an undisclosed sum.
AB InBev UK has changed its name to Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I as management felt Budweiser is the group’s most famous global brand.
Greene King shares have been on a tear over the past year and they closed at 674p on Friday.
Brewgooder is joining forces with Co-op for its first national retail campaign.
ABInbev has appointed Jess Markowski to the new role of sales director for convenience and wholesale, to bolster the brewer’s off-trade sales team.
Retailers and brewers fear that new Portman Group guidance around single-serve cans could damage the momentum of craft beer.
Fuller’s head brewer Georgina Young is moving to the West Country to take over Bath Ales’ brewing operations at St Austell.
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