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Sour and extra strong beers recognised at world brewing awards

Three new categories have contributed to a leap in entries to the International Brewing and Cider Awards, with 50 countries putting forward more than 1,100 products.

New awards: sour beers, gluten-free and extra strong

JDW will be first pub chain to show drinks calories

19-Feb-2017 - Calorie information for all pub giant JD Wetherspoon’s (JDW) drinks will be shown on its menu and website for the first time from next month.

Tradition is key to keeping cider alive

08-Feb-2017 - Cider makers must work harder to uphold the tradition and values of the drink if the segment is to have a strong future, according to National Association of Cider Makers...


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.

Drinks predictions

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...

The Drinks List: Top 100 Brands

07-Dec-2016 - Drinking habits are changing as consumers are faced with more choice than ever, but in The Morning Advertiser's Drinks List: Top 100 Brands, there is a positive story showing a healthy...

The Drinks List: Top 100 Brands

The Drinks List: Strongbow Dark Fruit ranks highest cider in top 100

01-Dec-2016 - Strongbow Dark Fruit has beaten countless other cider brands to come out top in The Morning Advertiser’s Drinks List: Top 100 Brands.

Drinks trends

Drinks Trends: what was big in 2016 and what is to come

29-Nov-2016 - We all know that gin and craft beer are the big movers and shakers in drinks trends right now. But what else is making the ground move for licensees, and...


Taunton Cider Company ‘reborn’ after closing in 2011

21-Nov-2016 - A small group of cider enthusiasts have relaunched the Taunton Cider Company (TCC) five years after the brand was killed off following a multimillion-pound acquisition in the mid-1990s.


Bulmers to return bottling to Herefordshire

26-Oct-2016 - As the 2016 harvest rolls in at the cider mill in Ledbury, the bottling of Bulmers ciders has returned to its original home in Hereford.


Shepton Mallet cider mill saved after buyout

20-Oct-2016 - A Somerset cider mill that was earmarked for closure will remain open, it has emerged.


Westons director named cider association chair

20-Oct-2016 - The managing director of Westons Cider, Helen Thomas, has been elected chair of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) for the second time in her career.

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Cider Winner - Foleys Tap House, Leeds, West Yorkshire

29-Sep-2016 - York Brewery’s Foleys Tap House, the former head office for the 19th-century Pearl Life Assurance Loan Investment Company, is typically Leeds – shabby, honest and chic all at the same...

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Cider Pub finalists

29-Sep-2016 - All of the finalists of the Great British Pub Awards, Best Cider Pub.

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Cider finalist - Star Inn, Godalming, Surrey

29-Sep-2016 - Cider has literally led to new foundations at the historic Star Inn, where landlord Ian Thompson and his team have created an outhouse to serve the tipple from in warmer...

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Cider finalist - The Harlequin, Sheffield

29-Sep-2016 - Since buying the Harlequin, owner Liz Aspden has imparted her passion for cider into both the premises and its customers.

Food matching

The guide to cider and food pairing

27-Sep-2016 - Cider is too often overlooked in favour of other drinks when it comes to pairing dishes with food. But these brews have just as much a right to be drink...


Cider is taking a new direction

26-Sep-2016 - Packaged cider is growing in popularity among customers, but fridges and back bars are as tight on space as ever before. Getting the balance right could make or break your...


Orchard Pig enjoys record sales at Wilderness Festival

22-Sep-2016 - Cider producer Orchard Pig rocked Oxfordshire’s Wilderness Festival this summer with record sales, after cementing its place as the event’s sole cider provider.


Molson Coors set to buy more beer brands

14-Sep-2016 - Beer behemoth Molson Coors, owner of brews including Sharp’s and Cobra, will buy and develop more beer and cider brands in a bid to expand its recently launched premium Brew...

Beer and cider

Molson Coors’ new premium beers and ciders

14-Sep-2016 - Beer giant Molson Coors, the home of big names including Carling, has launched a premium collection of beers and ciders curated by specialists under its new Brew + Press brand.


Cider industry 'remains challenging'

07-Sep-2016 - Aston Manor remain bullish with export growth despite drop in UK sales.

Premium cider

Does cider need saving?

30-Aug-2016 - In a market that appears to be constantly striving towards better quality, it’s a wonder why sales of premium cider have dipped. But looking for ways to boost the segment...


PICTURES: Strongbow entertains with Daley Thompson at Olympics event

15-Aug-2016 - The Morning Advertiser looks at the recent Strongbow event for the 2016 Olympic games held at the Official Team GB Clubhouse London.


Carlsberg launches new craft beer and cider offer

03-Aug-2016 - Carlsberg has launched its 2016-17 craft beer and cider range, featuring brews from Hiver, Chapel Down and Rooster’s Brewing Co.