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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.

BBPA: beer should have been included in low-strength consultation

21-Mar-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has hit out at the Government’s low-strength consultation, which focused on wine and cider, because beer was not included.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

2017 drinks trends: what to stock

13-Feb-2017 - Gin will give way to Tequila and more consumers will seek to buy only locally-made alcoholic drinks, including craft beer and spirits.


Camden Town Brewery reveals collaboration plans

10-Feb-2017 - Camden Town Brewery will collaborate with at least two US brewers in AB InBev’s (ABI) craft beer portfolio this year and is open to working with independent London craft brewers, The Morning Advertiser (MA) can reveal.

CAMRA boss defends cask quality in face of Brown's 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.


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.


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.  

Health and safety

Carlsberg investigates death after factory gas leak

10-Nov-2016 - Carlsberg is investigating the death of a factory worker and the injury of 22 other people following a gas leak at its Northampton brewery yesterday (9 November)


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.