All news articles for March 2017

Big Apple: the cider market is constantly evolving

Why the apple is back on top for cider

By Nigel Huddleston

Cider makers are convinced the apple is back and more drinkers will be enjoying the original ingredient with a more artisanal approach in the upcoming months and years. But there’s still plenty of interest in flavoured varieties.

Future Trends: Beer and Cider event launches

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

Top beer and cider launches of 2017

By Nicholas Robinson

Beer and cider producers are taking advantage of healthy on-trade sales and have already launched dozens of new products this year; here we look at just a few of the biggest so far in 2017.

Unveiled: North Brewing Co has added Volta sour to its portfolio

North Brewing Co unveils new sour beer

By Nikkie Sutton

The Best Brewing Pub Company winner at this year's Publican Awards – North Brewing Co – has revealed a new sour beer, among a flurry of other launches.

Rise: MD of BrewDog Bars David McDowall revealed his predictions for food sales

BrewDog targets 20% food sales

By Mel Flaherty, MCA

BrewDog bars' managing director David McDowall will aim to achieve 20% food sales across the pubco's and brewer's estate.

Almost here: Beer Day Britain is set to launch on 15 June

Four big pubcos commit to Beer Day Britain

By Nicholas Robinson

Punch, Fuller's, Shepherd Neame and the Ei Group will take part in the national celebration Beer Day Britain, which was founded three years ago to support British brewers and pubs.

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CAMRA and APPPG urge pub developers to obey amended planning laws now

By Claire Churchard

Plans to develop or convert any pub in England should be subject to a full planning application process from now onwards, according to a letter sent by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the All Party Parliamentary Pub Group (APPPG) to big pub companies,...

St Tudy Inn: Cornish pub was newcomer on this year's Top 50 Gastropubs

How to make: 'perfectly wobbly' panna cotta

By Daniel Woolfson

Emily Scott’s Cornish pub the St Tudy Inn came 39th in this year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs awards. Here’s a classic dessert ideal for ending a lavish meal.

Fiery: BrewDog's James Watt:


Has BrewDog bitten the hand that feeds?

By Daniel Woolfson

BrewDog’s trademark dispute with an independent pub is likely to have upset many beer aficionados. But experts say James Watt’s craft beer behemoth acted the way many companies of its size do to protect intellectual property. Was BrewDog really out of...