All news articles for September 05, 2017

Minority stake: Founder Dougal Gunn Sharp would remain the largest single shareholder

Innis & Gunn receives £15m investment offer

By James Beeson

Craft beer brewery Innis & Gunn has announced that a leading consumer-goods private equity firm has made an offer to buy a 27.9% stake in the business for around £15m. 

Hare and Hounds: Managing director Adam Regan talks about his Birmingham pub. Image by Wanye Fox Photography.

My Pub: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

By Georgina Townshend

Around 10 years ago Adam Regan and his partners rescued the Hare & Hounds from disrepair. Since then, acts such as Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding have graced the pub – helping it to win Best Entertainment Pub at last year’s Great British Pub Awards....

Misleading: breweries said was “perfectly possible” to produce beer within one decimal place of a targeted ABV.

Is Molson Coors’ claim about Carling ABV variation reasonable?

By James Beeson

Several breweries have cast doubt on Molson Coors’ claim that small ABV variances are a normal part of large-scale beer production, after the global drinks giant denied misleading customers over the strength of its flagship lager Carling. 

Local focus: sausage and mash is just one new dish on the menu (photo credit: avlxyz)

JDW backs Welsh farmers in new menu launch

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is supporting Welsh farmers and suppliers with its new menu, which it is launching across its 50 pubs in Wales tomorrow (6 September).

Spending more: consumers continue to buy less, but more premium alcoholic drinks

Posh plonk sales up in branded pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Brits are spending more to guzzle premium alcoholic drinks in branded pubs and fancy upmarket bars, CGA Alcohol Sales Tracker report data shows.

Check the fruit: one study found 70% of garnishes had bacterial growth

How to keep your garnishes clean and safe

By Nikkie Sutton

Keeping garnishes clean and ensuring bar staff keep their hands just as clean are two ways to prevent bacterial growth on the fruit that goes in drinks, according to experts.