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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.


‘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.


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.

Designated driver

Revisiting ‘near beer’ category

06-Dec-2016 - Are brewers finally managing to create no and low-alcohol beers that are genuinely palatable, rather than the curate’s egg we have endured for so many years before?


New UK MD for Molson Coors

06-Dec-2016 - Molson Coors has promoted its former European chief supply chain officer Phil Whitehead to managing director of its UK and Ireland businesses, The Morning Advertiser can exclusively reveal.  


Marston’s £1m beer modernisation to attract younger drinkers

01-Nov-2016 - Marston’s has overhauled some of its key beer brands, including Pedigree, as part of a £1m programme to bring its image in line with the modern beer market and to attract younger drinkers.


South African craft brewer threatens to ‘shake up’ UK beer scene

01-Nov-2016 - South African craft brewery Devil’s Peak Brewing Company has threatened to “shake up” the UK’s craft beer scene with its King’s Blockhouse IPA.


Marston’s future: acquisitions, partnerships and microbrewing

01-Nov-2016 - Marston’s will flex the full potential of its five breweries by partnering with international and UK beer brands and snapping up other beer companies, if they fit with the brewer and pub group’s proposition, The Morning Advertiser (MA) understands.


Beer trends for 2017: what will you be serving?

31-Oct-2016 - Sour beers, porters, stouts and barrel-aged strong beers are just a few brews identified as key trends set to hit the UK hard, according to fanatics from the annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF).

Craft beer

Seven Bro7hers Brewery to open first city bar

27-Oct-2016 - Craft brewery Seven Bro7hers is to open its first Manchester city-centre bar, following a £245,000 investment through crowdfunding and a Government-backed loan.


16 of the world’s best beers revealed

26-Oct-2016 - A staggering 16 beers have been recognised by the International Wine and Spirit Challenge (IWSC) group as the world’s best.

New Products

Charles Wells’ new Bombardier

25-Oct-2016 - Charles Wells has produced a new lighter variant of its classic Bombardier Burning Gold and Glorious England cask variants, in an attempt to tap into craft ale drinkers and lighter, lower-ABV beer drinking consumers.

Craft beer

181 new beer brands registered in the UK in 2015

17-Oct-2016 - Beer trademark registrations in the UK have hit a record high, following the continued rise in the popularity of craft beer, according to City law firm RPC.


Big brewers, good or bad?

07-Oct-2016 - Caledonian Brewery was close to going out of existence but its acquisition by giant Heineken has given it a new lease of life and a chance to create some innovative craft beers


Caledonian Brewery launches black lager

03-Oct-2016 - Caledonian’s recently-launched black lager Dark Light is the latest example of the 150-year-old Scottish brewery’s innovative new craft beers but what’s next for Wee George, the pilot brewery that produced the liquid?


Scotland names its ‘best beers’

30-Sep-2016 - BrewDog, Caledonian Brewery and the Tempest Brewing Company have been named, among many other brewers, as producing some of Scotland’s top beers.


72 hours in London with The Morning Advertiser

28-Sep-2016 - If you’re thinking about turning your country pub into an elite restaurant destination, are keen to adopt the latest trends or are simply looking for ways to generate extra income, then read on.


Beavertown plans first bar and distillery

27-Sep-2016 - Beavertown founder Logan Plant has told The Morning Advertiser’s sister title MCA the brewery’s first bar will open in the first quarter of 2017 and revealed plans to diversify into spirits.

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