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Rugby legend Phil Vickery is Doom Bar ambassador

Former England rugby union captain Phil Vickery has been chosen as Doom Bar brand ambassador ahead of this summer’s tour of New Zealand.

Winner: rugby legend Phil Vickery is Doom Bar ambassador

Molson Coors boss: Future of on-trade 'brighter than ever'

26-May-2017 - Taking on more responsibilty has seen Martyn Cozens react positively and he believes the future for the on-trade is brighter than it has ever been. Nicholas Robinson reports.

How far will mainstream lager makers take craft?

24-May-2017 - Big brewers are flexing their muscles to stay on top of the industry by investing in craft beer, but why are customers finding the quirkier styles more enticing and will...

Punch strikes distribution deal with Marston’s

24-May-2017 - Punch will change its delivery service ahead of its proposed takeover by Heineken and Patron Capital, following current distributor Carlsberg’s announcement to withdraw its UK delivery service.

First speakers confirmed for Managed Pub Conference

23-May-2017 - An icon of craft beer, a Generation Z expert and the CEO of Revolution Bars Group have all been announced as speakers at the upcoming Managed Pub Conference.

Ei licensee sees trade ‘walk down the street’ to rival Ei site

23-May-2017 - An Ei pub in Plymouth has launched a stinging attack on the pubco claiming that it is paying £80 more for tied beers than an Ei site two minutes’ walk...

West Berkshire Brewery to open £5m site by September

19-May-2017 - West Berkshire Brewery (WBB) is set to quadruple its capacity for brewing with a brand new £5m site, set to go live in the next few months.

Rail Ale Trail to take place on West Somerset Railway

19-May-2017 - ‘Rail Ale Trail’ along the UK’s longest heritage railway attracts 23 brewers.

Marston’s urged to protect Charles Wells’ heritage post-buyout

19-May-2017 - The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has urged Marston’s to protect the brands it has inherited under the Charles Wells deal.

SIBA’s duty proposals under fire

18-May-2017 - Calls from the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) for a lower level of beer duty for draught beer sold in pubs would only benefit large brewers with tied estates, critics...

Pete Brown: craft beer will drive alcohol-free category

18-May-2017 - The alcohol-free beer category will become as attractive to drinkers as the regular alcohol categories soon, according to award-winning beer writer Pete Brown.

Marston’s buys Charles Wells’ beer business for £55m

18-May-2017 - Brewer and pub operator Marston’s has acquired Charles Wells’ brewing business and beer distribution rights for £55m, after announcing half-year beer sales up 2%.

Fourpure pumps £2m into new brewhouse

17-May-2017 - Craft brewery Fourpure will be investing £2m into a new brewhouse in a bid to increase capacity and turnover, its founder Dan Lowe told The Morning Advertiser.

UK brewers must 'look at home' for inspiration, says Brooklyn Brewery

17-May-2017 - UK brewers must use hops from home soil and make a bigger effort to tap into heritage, Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver has advised.

Irish beer to be brewed at this year’s Great British Beer Festival

16-May-2017 - Irish craft brewers will be collaborating at this year’s Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) for the first time, which has been dubbed an opportunity to brew cask-conditioned real ale.

Heineken launches Skinny Lager to its estate

16-May-2017 - Brewer and pubco Heineken UK will launch a low-calorie Skinny Lager into its 1,500-strong estate this month (May).

Innis & Gunn gears up to double turnover

15-May-2017 - Innis & Gunn has revealed it plans to double its turnover to £25m over the next three years and triple beer production in the next two years to 30,000 hectalitres...

Champion Winter Beer of Britain winner celebrated

15-May-2017 - The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) held a presentation event to honour its Champion Winter Beer of Britain winner, Old Freddy Walker.

General Election 2017

CAMRA calls for election candidates to support pubs

12-May-2017 - The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is urging election candidates to back its manifesto to ensure that visiting the pub remains an affordable activity.

Mitchells & Butlers Nicholson's pubs launch Celebration Pale Ale

12-May-2017 - Mitchells & Butlers Nicholson’s pubs have released a celebratory 5% ABV pale ale.

Punch brings back free pint promo

12-May-2017 - Punch has announced the return of its free drinks promotion in partnership with Carling, Stella and Rekorderlig Cider.

Peroni wades in on aperitivo segment

12-May-2017 - Asahi-owned Peroni is making a bigger push of its first aperitivo beer in the same week Gruppo Campari announced a massive growth in Aperol and Campari sales.

Strong April sales help managed pubs outperform restaurants

11-May-2017 - Managed pub operators saw a 6.1% jump in like-for-like sales last month, according to the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.


Carlsberg plans to buy UK craft brewery

08-May-2017 - Carlsberg will buy a UK craft brewery to bolster its growing portfolio of smaller brands with an artisan British beer, The Morning Advertiser can reveal.

Is social media ruining the UK's pub culture?

08-May-2017 - Millennials are drinking less than any other age group and licensees have put the blame on social media, but is this really the case?