Drinks

New role: James Calder will become SIBA boss next month (1 July)

SIBA appoints new chief executive

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has appointed a new chief executive James Calder, replacing Mike Benner who is leaving to head up the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Expensive taste: Northern Ireland is the region where drinkers expect to pay the most for a standard pint

Priciest beer regions revealed

By Nikkie Thatcher

Ahead of Beer Day Britain tomorrow (15 June), personal finance experts have polled the UK to find out how much people would expect to pay for a pint of lager or craft beer.

No comment: Dark Star managing director James Cuthbertson

Dark Star MD leaves brewery?

By Ed Bedington

Confusion surrounds the disappearance of the Dark Star brewery managing director (MD) James Cuthbertson who appears to have left the role.

Beer delivery threat: drivers vote in favour of strike

Strike vote threatens northern beer deliveries

By Nicholas Robinson

Drivers who deliver beer to pub chains in the north and the Midlands have voted in favour of strike action, which could threaten stock levels in some pubs.

In the mix: (l-r) People’s Champion Scott Addison, Southern Showdown winner Adam Day and Global Southern Showdown 2018 winner Lee Jones

Southern Comfort crowns best mixologists

By Robert Mann

Two triumphant bartenders were cheered to victory last night – becoming winners of Southern Comfort’s Southern Showdown cocktail competition.

Estate-wide plan: Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime will be available throughout Tim Martin-owned JD Wetherspoon from July

JDW stocks Kopparberg on draught

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is now serving Kopparberg on draught at more than three quarters of its pubs, with plans to make it estate-wide next month (July).

Masters plan: the accreditation aims to ensure quality in brews

Stella Artois launches beer accreditation scheme

By Nikkie Thatcher

Budweiser Brewing Group-owned Stella Artois has unveiled a new accreditation programme in partnership with Beer Marque, in a bid to increase beer quality and premium experience.

Popular choice: some 91% of people chose G&T as the nation's most popular drink, according to Fever-Tree

In association with Fever-Tree

Why creating the perfect G&T garden can push profits

By Adam Bloodworth

Statistics reveal Britain’s love for gin isn’t only here to stay but is increasing year on year. The challenge for brands is to explore new ways to profit from the spirit’s surge in popularity