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Beer sales over Christmas flat lined

16-Jan-2017 - Beer sales in pubs across the Christmas period flat lined in 2016, according to analysis by beer quality and insight expert Vianet.

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BrewDog reveals head of new sour facility site

16-Jan-2017 - BrewDog has announced Richard Kilcullen as the head of its standalone sour beer facility, Overworks. 

CAMRA boss defends against cask ale snub

16-Jan-2017 - Beer writer Pete Brown’s shocking confession that he’s mostly stopped drinking cask ale has drawn fire from Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) national chairman Colin Valentine.

North Bar Co switches to fully printed cans

16-Jan-2017 - The brewing arm of North Bar Co is set to move away from its current paper labels after updated designs were approved for printed cans.

Outraged Hindus denounce brewery for 'frivolous' branding

16-Jan-2017 - Angry Hindus have called on an American brewery to withdraw three beers with “highly inappropriate” branding featuring the religion’s god of destruction. 

Beer prices to rise in 2017

13-Jan-2017 - The first wave of brewers have unveiled their price increases for 2017, highlighting the ongoing pressures on the beer industry.


BrewDog hits out at council over land price row

13-Jan-2017 - BrewDog has slammed Aberdeenshire Council after claims the price of land BrewDog had earmarked for development was more than “60 times fair market value”.


Mitchells & Butlers’ sales on the up

13-Jan-2017 - Pub group giant Mitchells & Butlers, which operates about 1,600 sites across the UK, has reported strong food and drink sales growth for the four weeks to 7 January, attributed...

Punch Takeover

‘Don’t be fooled’: SLTA slams Heineken’s ‘dismissing concerns’ on Punch bid

12-Jan-2017 - The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) claimed Heineken was trying to “dismiss concerns” regarding the ongoing bid between the Dutch company and Punch Taverns. 

Punch Taverns

‘We can’t be replaced’: Brighton’s ‘only alternative pub’ given new five-year lease

10-Jan-2017 - Punch Taverns has agreed to give Brighton’s “only alternative” site a new five-year lease after fears that the venue could have been converted into part of a pub chain. ...


Camerons raises a glass to Head of Steam anniversary with new beer

10-Jan-2017 - Camerons Brewery has released a special cask beer to celebrate three years of its ownership of the Head of Steam division. 

Crown stamps

UKIP MEP demands traditional stamps on UK pint glasses

09-Jan-2017 - The UKIP Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the West Midlands has called for the return of traditional British crown stamps on pint glasses. 

Punch Takeover

Heineken hits back at SLTA’s Punch deal concerns

09-Jan-2017 - Heineken has played down Scottish industry fears it would become a pub company “monster” north of the border.


Hawkshead clocks up a million litres of beers in 2016

09-Jan-2017 - Hawkshead Brewery has brewed more than a million litres of beer last year, an 8% rise from 2015 thanks to its £175,000 fermentation investment. 


Alcohol 'good for body and mind'

09-Jan-2017 - Moderate and low-alcohol consumption could “improve” people’s personal and mental wellbeing, according to a recent study. 


‘We’re taking Meantime’s head brewer,’ says Hop Stuff boss

06-Jan-2017 - Hop Stuff Brewery has hired former Meantime head brewer Andrew Dickson to oversee its £1.5m expansion plans and will announce two more big-league appointments soon.


Brewers pump another £5m into There’s A Beer For That

06-Jan-2017 - Brewing heavyweights Heineken, Molson Coors, AB InBev and Carlsberg have backed the There’s A Beer For That (TABFT) campaign for another year to the tune of £5m.


Craft Beer Co to expand in London after reporting double-digit growth

06-Jan-2017 - The Craft Beer Co hopes to open more sites across London over the next year after reporting a rise in like-for-like sales of 11.3% in 2016.  


BrewDog closes popular London site

05-Jan-2017 - Scottish brewer BrewDog has closed a popular London site in a bid to concentrate on its other venues and bottle shops.


Ditching cask and developing DIPAs: Cloudwater's Paul Jones talks plans for 2017

05-Jan-2017 - Manchester brewery Cloudwater has made a serious name for itself with a series of high-quality, experimental beers. Co-founder and managing director Paul Jones tells Daniel Woolfson his plans for the...


Men push women off #DryJanuary wagon

04-Jan-2017 - Men are more likely to push their female partners off the #DryJanuary wagon, goad them into breaking healthy drinking plans and consume more alcohol than the other way round.


Hop Stuff Brewery kicks off £1.5m expansion

04-Jan-2017 - Hop Stuff Brewery will expand its brewhouse, open four new bars, hire 40 people and increase its smaller pack offering after raising £750,000 via Crowdcube within three weeks.

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What 2017 has in store for the drinks category

03-Jan-2017 - Last year was a mixed bag for the pub trade, from the shockwaves following the ‘Leave’ vote of the EU referendum, to the heavily delayed pubs code and the anguish...


‘I always believed in the great British pub’: Titanic Brewery’s Keith Bott to be awarded MBE

03-Jan-2017 - Titanic Brewery director Keith Bott is to receive an MBE for his dedication to the brewing industry.