On the up: sales of spirits are rising faster than any other drink segment

Beer, wine and spirits sales soar to £9.8bn

By Nikkie Sutton

Total value of beer, wine and spirits in pubs has risen by 1.8% to £9.8bn - with premium spirits accounting for £934m - in the year to 24 February this year, according to a new report.

Threat: beer is in good health, but there are real threats

Beer Summit

Threats to beer: ‘draught cocktails and soft drinks’

By Nicholas Robinson

The emergence of draught cocktails on the bar could pose a real threat to beer sales in pubs as font space becomes ever tighter in an increasingly competitive market, a leading analyst has warned.

Beer star: Chapel Down's Gareth Bath launches MA's Beer Summit

Beer Summit

Brewers are the ‘rock stars of our trade’

By Nicholas Robinson

Consumers have never been as excited about beer as they are now, with more talking about taste and flavours than a decade ago, Chapel Down Group MD Gareth Bath said at the opening of the Beer Summit today (12 July).

Controversial: the beer provoked a mixed reaction on its launch in March

Complaint over BrewDog Pink IPA upheld

By James Beeson

A complaint about BrewDog’s limited edition Pink IPA has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel, industry watchdog the Portman Group has revealed.

Recipe for success: three ideas for the perfect gin and tonic

In association with Fever-Tree

Three G&T serves you won’t be able to resist

By Nicholas Robinson

The humble gin and tonic; what can go wrong and what more can be done to such a simple drink? The answer to both questions is, actually, quite a lot.