Strongbow, John Smith's and Foster's all outperformed the beer and cider market in the first half of the year, according to interim results this week from Scottish & Newcastle.
Strongbow was up 10 percentage points, John Smith's rose three points and Foster's two points. S&N's other major brand, Kronenbourg, slipped by 0.8 percentage points.
Total volumes were up 5.5% in a beer and cider market that fell by 4% between January and June this year 'as bad a year as we've seen for a long time, said S&N UK chairman and managing director John Dunsmore.
He attributed the market fall to 'a definite consumer softening and a one-off comparison with last year's European football championships.
'We believe the on-trade is heavily dependent on interest rates. Although we'd have liked an earlier rate cut, we're pleased with this latest movement.
Dunsmore cautioned retailers about above-inflation beer price rises unless they were improving their pubs and bars for customers.
July has seen significant sales rises, he said, and the company is confident that first-half operating profit rises of 11.1% in the UK beer business will be matched in the next six months.
To address the falling premium lager market, S&N is launching draught Kronen-bourg Cold Premiere.
Strongbow Sirrus has just been launched in the on-trade.