Drinks

Apples and pears: the two London festivals were very different affairs

London Craft Beer Festival v GBBF: which came out on top?

By James Beeson

Traditionally, the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) is London’s showcase beer event. Held at the start of August each year, the festival features more than 1,000 beers, ciders and perries from all across the world, and proclaims to be Britain’s biggest...

Big spenders: Londoners among some of the world's top spenders on beer

Which cities globally spend the most on beer?

By Nicholas Robinson

London falls in second place when it comes to cities with the highest spend on beer, according to a new report that ranks how much consumers globally are splurging on the brew.

Prodigy: there are 578 master brewers globally, with Ross O’Hara the youngest to hold the qualification

Greene King man becomes the youngest master brewer

By James Beeson

Greene King’s new product development brewer Ross O’Hara has qualified as a master brewer from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), making him the youngest to hold the title globally.

Industrial action: GMB members voted in favour of an overtime ban

Industrial action at ABI Budweiser brewery

By Nicholas Robinson

Workers at AB InBev’s (ABI) Lancashire Budweiser brewery have voted to take industrial action after claims a colleague was sacked after raising health concerns, but the move is not expected to affect supplies to pubs.

A new do: Peroni shapes up its design

Peroni shows off redesign

By Nicholas Robinson

Italian lager Peroni has unveiled a sleek new change of style, the biggest overhaul of the brand in almost two decades.

Ups and downs: the pros and cons of a spirits-focused bar

Pros and cons of running a spirits-focused bar

By Nicholas Robinson

Spirits and cocktail sales are booming, driven by increasing consumer demand for better experiences, as well as a large proportion of new product development in the segment. But for those businesses focusing on spirits, what are the upsides and downsides...

Landing in London: two airlines will offer more than 200 craft beers from the US at a special pop-up pub

Airlines to host American-themed craft pop-up

By Emily Hawkins

A pop-up pub showcasing hundreds of US craft beers will open this month in the latest marketing ploy by two airlines to attract UK tourists to cross The Pond.