Drinks

Brew additions: the new canning line is part of a series of investments at the brewery

Dark Star gets new canning line

By Nikkie Sutton

Fuller’s-owned Dark Star has had a series of recent investments made into its brewery site in West Sussex.

Lifted spirits: drinks giant Diageo revealed that its net sales increased by 5.8% in the second half of 2018

‘Gin boom’ continues to drive growth for Diageo

By Stuart Stone

Spirits maker Diageo, which owns brands Smirnoff, Guinness and Johnnie Walker, has revealed that continued growth in gin sales helped the drinks mogul achieve a 5.8% net sales increase in the second half of 2018.

Fairer: ABI scraps connection fees for small brewers

AB InBev scraps connection fees for small brewers

By Nicholas Robinson

Budweiser and Stella Artois brewer AB InBev has launched new line fees, which are claimed to be fairer than those already on the market and which involve scrapping charges for small producers.

Market leader: Pilsner-style brews account for nine out of 10 beers consumed in the world today

Beers that changed the world

By James Beeson

Every so often a beer comes along that stands out from the rest; a beer that clears a pathway for others to follow. Without these iconic products, beer as we know it would be a very different proposition

Smell the coffee: licensees are urged to have the right hot beverage equipment available to attract new punters

Give customers a hot hit in winter

By Robert Mann

As coffee shops continue to pop up on our high streets – is now the time to rethink your hot beverage offer to cater for the punter of the future?

Rising up: craft beer sales in the UK have been growing at about 90%

430 new UK craft breweries opened in 2017

By Nikkie Sutton

More than 400 craft breweries businesses were unveiled in the UK in the 12 months to 31 December 2017, as craft beer increased its market share in the on and off-trade, new research has revealed.

Mindful drinking: brewers have finally cracked low and no-alcohol beer, says Pete Brown

Opinion

Why Dry January is working for me

By Pete Brown

Improved technologies in de-alcoholising beer means people can enjoy products that used to be unpalatable

Alcohol-free: here's how to make a non-alcoholic G&T

In association with Ceder’s

How to make an alcohol-free gin and tonic

By Nicholas Robinson

For those not wanting to compromise on taste, but not yet ready to get back into the saddle of alcohol, a CEDER’S Stinger may be the ideal solution.

Difference of opinion: some brewers have argued the term 'craft' is subjective

How 'craft beer' is defined

By Nikkie Sutton

Craft? Artisan? Is there a term that describes the type of beer your customers may be happily getting stuck into lately? Perhaps it doesn’t even matter if it can be pigeon-holed.