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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.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

General election 2017

Drinks industry calls for ‘protection’ of £23.1bn pub trade

08-May-2017 - Demands for a more prosperous pub and drinks industry have been set out by sector organisations the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) ahead of the general election.  

New low-ABV craft beer signals category growth

05-May-2017 - The launch of a new low-alcohol beer from a London craft brewery highlights strong growth in the category.

Top Shelf: Brooklyn Brewery’s new IPA, Martell’s refresh and more

04-May-2017 - Brooklyn Brewery’s Scorcher IPA has launched in 30-litre kegs and Martell has “refreshed” the cognac category with a new liquid and packaging, but what have other brands been up to in recent weeks? 

Beer & Cider Marketing Awards back for a third year

03-May-2017 - Entries to the Beer & Cider Marketing Awards 2017 have opened, backed by The Morning Advertiser (MA) as the event’s exclusive media partner.

Molson Coors brewer joins Butcombe

02-May-2017 - Butcombe Brewing Co has handed the job of new project brewer to Jayne Goater – who used to work for beer giant Molson Coors.

Guinness on draught goes vegan

28-Apr-2017 - Guinness has announced it will finally go vegan by abolishing the use of fish-derived isinglass from its production process, after revealing plans to do so two years ago.

Supermarkets muscle in on craft beer market

28-Apr-2017 - Consumers have been urged to increase support for their local pub after a host of supermarkets jumped on the craft beer bandwagon.

China to become world’s largest craft beer market

27-Apr-2017 - Drinkers in China are set to chug more beer than elsewhere in the world, with demand for craft increasing significantly, a new report has claimed.

Fuller’s replaces wine team in refocus

27-Apr-2017 - Fuller’s has replaced its entire wine team as it looks to set itself apart from its rivals as an expert in wine, The Morning Advertiser has learned.

Craft beer ‘helping’ to boost mainstream beer sales

27-Apr-2017 - The monumental rise in craft beer, which is claimed to be dampening the sales of some mainstream lagers, is leading more consumers into trying more world beers.

Exploding beer video goes viral

26-Apr-2017 - A viral video of an exploding beer keg from a German brewer has prompted the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) chair Buster Grant to give advice on ensuring beer quality.