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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.


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?

Craft beer

Craft Beer Co's 'Craft 100' festival returns

15-Sep-2016 - One of London's biggest pub beer festivals Craft100 has returned for a second year at The Craft Beer Co's Clapham site.


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 + Press range.

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