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Stella Artois and Budweiser producer AB Inbev has reported a small decline in its UK beer volumes, although the world’s biggest brewer managed to more than double its first-quarter profit on a global scale.

Molson Coors has reported a 10% increase in net sales in its UK and Ireland business in the first quarter of 2011.

Heineken has been named as launch sponsor for the new Channel 4 - 30 day 4oD Catch-up app on the iPad.

Marks & Spencer has added a new seasonal beer to its bottled ale range.

London brewer Fuller, Smith & Turner has created a special golden ale to help Ascot Racecourse celebrate its 300th birthday.

Heineken has unveiled a new computer application tying in with its sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League.

Sainsbury’s is inviting its customers to help judge its latest beer competition.

SAB Miller has recorded a 3% fall in lager volumes in Europe in the year to the end of March.

Sharp’s Brewery has reported a 45% increase for its flagship Doom Bar ale.

Alsace-brewed Meteor beer has been repackaged for the UK and is planning a sales drive in the off-trade.

Speciality beer importer Morgenrot has won UK exclusivity for the distribution of the Spanish beer brand Cruzcampo.

Heineken is offering consumers the chance to win tickets to the UEFA Champions League final in an on-pack promotion.

Carlsberg is launching a new global TV campaign to correct what it sees as a gulf between brand recognition and sales.

A new global TV ad for Heineken is getting its first UK airing from today.

A leading homelessness charity has described the tax hike in superstrength lagers as a “wake-up call” for the industry, describing the products as more deadly than crack cocaine.

Goose Island, the Chicago brewer which enjoys a cult following in the UK, has been bought by AB Inbev.

Beer-Ritz and Beer Paradise, which stopped trading earlier this month due for legal reasons, are back in business following a management buyout.

Shepherd Neame has reported an increase in beer volumes, despite poor weather conditions and challenging economic conditions.

Camra marks 40th birthday

16 March, 2011

The Campaign for Real Ale is celebrating its 40th birthday today.

Brewdog has declared a “crap beer amnesty” as it launches its flagship Punk IPA brand in cans for the first time.

Jygsaw Brands is backing Newcastle Brown with a national press campaign.

Fuller’s Beer Company managing director John Roberts is to leave the business next Monday (March 7).

A Tory MP has tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament urging the Chancellor to scrap plans for an increase in beer duty.

McEwan’s Export is offering consumers the chance to be a Scottish Laird for a day in an on-pack promotion.

Scrapping the proposed duty increase on beer would save more than 10,000 jobs in the coming year, it has been claimed.

Carlsberg said it managed to increase its market share in the UK in 2010 despite "challenging" trading conditions in northern and western Europe.

Carlsberg is offering cash prizes for the best merchandised independent stores as part of a marketing drive around what it calls “the big five” national events of the spring.

Wells & Young's in beer recall

18 February, 2011

Wells & Young’s has issued a product recall on 12 bottled beers.

Heineken has reported strong profit growth for its UK operations, despite a continuing downturn in the beer market.

Foster’s has confirmed it is to separate its wine and beer divisions.