Pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby has urged critics of his office to “put hostility aside” and meet with him for “a constructive discussion”.
More than 100,000 fewer barrels of beer were sold in pubs in the final months of 2016 compared to the year before, while off-trade beer sales continued to rise, according to figures from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).
Craft beer trends operators should watch out for this year include sour beers, extra strength and flavoured, five brewers at the show told The Morning Advertiser (MA) in this video.
Overseas sales of British gin were worth almost half a billion pounds last year and the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has predicted exports of the tipple will hit £500m by this summer.
Punch has grown its Village Pub & Kitchen format to seven sites and is assessing its estate for the next stage of rollout, MCA has learnt.
Heineken has launched two beers under new craft beer brand Maltsmiths.
Purity Brewing Company is to roll out its Bunny Hop cask pale ale in kegged format.
London brewer and pubco Fuller’s has unveiled its biggest beer launch in a generation, a 4.1% ABV unfiltered keg variant of its flagship brew London Pride.