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Joseph Holt secures £25m refinancing deal

Joseph Holt has agreed a £25m deal with the Royal Bank of Scotland to support further growth plans to the brewer's pub estate, brewery and developing new products.

Funding: Joseph Holt is an independent, family brewer, founded in 1849

BrewDog under fire after forcing independent pub to change its name

27-Mar-2017 - BrewDog has come under fire for forcing an independent Birmingham pub to change its name by threatening it with legal action. 

BrewDog U-turn on Lone Wolf pub name row

27-Mar-2017 - BrewDog has blamed its lawyers after it came under fire for making a Birmingham pub change its name by threatening legal action. 

Black Sheep Brewery releases cans into the on-trade

27-Mar-2017 - Black Sheep Brewery has announced the launch of its first craft canned range for pubs and bars as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations.

Asahi UK launches Peroni Ambra

27-Mar-2017 - Asahi UK is extending the Peroni brand with the launch of a new 'aperitivo-inspired' beer, Peroni Ambra.

New London brewery Magic Spells reveals three beers

27-Mar-2017 - New craft brewery Magic Spells has launched in East London with the release of three brews to the UK on-trade. 

Veltins plans to invest £7.7m in technology and processes

27-Mar-2017 - German brewer Veltins has revealed plans to invest more than £7m in the modernisation of its logistics facilities.

British women rate craft beer and ale as ‘tipple of choice’

24-Mar-2017 - Craft beer and ale is now the top tipple of choice among British women according to a survey conducted on behalf of Nicholson’s Pubs.

Meantime launches double IPA based on head brewer’s DNA

23-Mar-2017 - Asahi UK-owned craft brewer Meantime is launching a limited edition double IPA based on the DNA of its lead brewer.

Wild Beer Co smashes £1m crowdfunding target for new brewery

22-Mar-2017 - Somerset-based brewer Wild Beer Co has smashed its target to raise £1m via crowdfunding for a new brewery with days still to go until its fundraising campaign ends.

Heineken says Tesco cull has ‘no impact’ for on-trade business

22-Mar-2017 - Heineken has reassured the pub sector that despite Tesco slashing its range of the brand’s products in half it will have “no impact” for its on-trade business.

Tennent's brewer launches ‘premium’ bottled ales

21-Mar-2017 - Tennent's lager maker the C&C Group has launched three bottled ales in response to increased consumer demand for premium beers.


Molson Coors: ‘a responsibility to support pubs’

21-Mar-2017 - Beer distributor and brewer Molson Coors has promised to uphold its support to help save the 'Great' British pub after launching a new campaign last week.

BBPA: beer should have been included in low-strength consultation

21-Mar-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has hit out at the Government’s low-strength consultation, which focused on wine and cider, because beer was not included.

Gluten-free brewer is DEFRA’s exporter of the year

21-Mar-2017 - Independent Manchester brewer First Chop Brewing Arm has been recognised as the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA) exporter of the year at its Food is Great event,...

SIBA unveils UK Brewery Business of the Year 2017

20-Mar-2017 - London-based Fourpure has been named UK Brewery of the Year 2017 by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) at its annual awards.

BrewDog admits talks to sell almost a third of business

16-Mar-2017 - Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog has admitted it is considering the timescale for a potential initial public offering (IPO) and has been in discussion with investors about selling almost...

JD Wetherspoon to slash 7.5% off food and drink at 900+ pubs

16-Mar-2017 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chairman Tim Martin will hack 7.5% off all food and drink prices for one day across his 900+ pub estate later this year to demonstrate the effect...

Boddingtons reunites with Melanie Sykes at the Publican Awards

16-Mar-2017 - AB InBev has announced the return of an iconic brand partnership by reuniting Boddingstons and TV presenter Melanie Sykes two decades after the first airing of the much-loved adverts.

UK’s best brews honoured at International Brewing & Cider Awards

14-Mar-2017 - UK brewers cleaned up at the annual International Brewing Awards this week.

Courage teams up with Southwark Brewing Co to 'return to its roots'

14-Mar-2017 - Courage will make its return to London brewing for the first time after years away from the capital in collaboration with Southwark Brewing Co to celebrate its 230th anniversary.

A timeline: how BrewDog became what it is today

13-Mar-2017 - From its conception with two employees and a dog in 2007 to its global success of today, The Morning Advertiser sets out the history of BrewDog – warts and all.

Molson Coors launches ‘save the pub’ campaign

13-Mar-2017 - Drinks giant Molson Coors has launched a direct attack on the UK’s “one-size-fits-all” global coffee shop culture by revealing its save the great British pub campaign.

Heineken launches new non-alcoholic beer

13-Mar-2017 - Heineken is launching a new, non-alcoholic version of its flagship lager, The Morning Advertiser can reveal. 

Heineken launches new Desperados 'Dos' double Tequila flavoured beer

13-Mar-2017 - Heineken has launched a new variant of its Tequila-flavoured beer, Desperados, aimed at drawing in younger, late-night drinkers.