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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.

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.

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.

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, hosted by environment secretary Andrea Leadsom last night (20 March).

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 a VAT cut could have on the hospitality industry. 

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.

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.


New Diageo boss outlines spirit giant's big plans

13-Mar-2017 - Diageo’s UK operations are in good form, but the spirit giant’s new boss Charles Ireland has big plans to shake things up while he’s in office

Spring Budget: duty rises for beer, cider, wine and spirits

08-Mar-2017 - Alcohol duty will rise for beer, cider, wine and spirits, the chancellor has announced in the budget.

ABI: Budweiser, Stella and Corona sales up

02-Mar-2017 - Sales of AB InBev’s (ABI) three global brands Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona grew by 6.5% last year and by 2.8% in the final quarter of 2016.

Hawkshead to expand ‘significantly’ with Halewood funding

01-Mar-2017 - Hawkshead Brewery will go through a period of significant expansion after agreeing an investment deal with independent drinks company Halewood Wines & Spirits.

Irish craft brewery Brú eyes UK pub estate

27-Feb-2017 - Republic of Ireland craft beer brewery Brú plans to launch a UK pub estate this year, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has learned. 

Big Interview

Camden Town boss on criticism, investment and innovation

27-Feb-2017 - Camden Town Brewery faced criticism of ‘selling out’ when it agreed to a takeover by AB InBev in 2015, but founder Jasper Cuppaidge reveals the brewery always had plans to expand as the company moves into a bigger brewhouse 10 miles from its original base.

Purity Brewing Company launches keg ale after cask success

22-Feb-2017 - Purity Brewing Company is to roll out its Bunny Hop cask pale ale in kegged format.

Sour and extra strong beers recognised at world brewing awards

22-Feb-2017 - 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.

How Carling plans to stay relevant in a craft beer world

21-Feb-2017 - Carling bosses will continue to pump money into the UK’s biggest-selling lager brand to ensure it remains relevant to consumers in a challenging market overburdened with choice.

Mad new name and expansion plans for Red Squirrel microbrewery

20-Feb-2017 - Red Squirrel microbrewery has changed its name to Mad Squirrel ahead of plans to expand operations and produce its beers in new formats.


Guinness ready to extend range of new beers

14-Feb-2017 - Guinness’s Open Gate Brewery Project in Dublin, the initiative that launched Hop House 13 and Dublin Porter, will release new beers over the next three years, The Morning Advertiser (MA) can reveal.