What are the best selling brands of 2023?


The Drinks List – top brands to stock in 2024

By The Morning Advertiser

Welcome to the Drinks List 2024 – a list of the top-selling beverages in the on-trade looking at 15 different categories during the past year.

Figure show: the top selling cask brands of the year are unveiled (image: Getty/Rouzes)


The top cask brands to stock

By The Morning Advertiser

Sharps Doom Bar was the best-selling cask ale brand in 2023, data from The Morning Advertiser’s The Drinks List has found.

Deck the halls: offering a variety products could help retain customers into the new year


Beers and spirits dominate new drinks for Christmas

By Gary Lloyd

Hey, if you didn’t realise, Christmas is round the corner and now is an ideal time to launch some new drinks that could keep customers coming back until next Yuletide.

Tough position: price of a pint of lager jumps 12.5% YOY (Credit: Getty/agrobacter)

Price of a pint of lager jumps 12.5% YOY

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint of draught lager increased 12.5% in the year to October 2023 as pubs and brewers “struggle to survive”.

Level the burden: Andy Slee of SIBA has called for fairness on taxation


Unfair tax system must be fixed

By Andy Slee, chief executive, Society of Independent brewers (SIBA)

In a free market economy, Governments help things that are good for society and tax things that aren’t. Life should really be that simple.

New products: this month's round up features Black Sheep Brewery, Molson Coors, Hogs Back Brewery and more


Black Sheep Brewery releases first craft beer

By Rebecca Weller

This month's round-up includes new products from Black Sheep Brewery, Molson Coors, Thatchers Cider, Warner's Distillery and more.

Sounds good: Signature Brew is launching its third fundraising drive

Signature Brew smashes fundraising target on day 1

By Gary Lloyd

East London-based Signature Brew, which is known for collaborating with musicians and bands, has launched its third crowdfunding campaign and is overfunding before the first day of the drive is over.

Official figures: the average cost pf a pint of beer remains at £4.62 in September - the same as August (image: Getty/agrobacter)

No change of average pint price

By Nikkie Thatcher

The average cost of a pint draught lager stayed at £4.62 in September – the same price as the previous month, according to official figures.

Huge restraint: value of beer sales in the on-trade increasing at a higher rate than volume (Credit: Getty/Jack Andersen)


Value of beer sales in pubs higher than volume

By Rebecca Weller

Beer sales in pubs have seen a marginal increase in volume compared with a higher turnover in value over the last 12 months, demonstrating “huge restraint” from pubs in the face of "outrageous" rising costs.

New products: this week's round up includes BrewDog, J20, Thatchers, Adnams, Port Askaig, Greene King and more


BrewDog releases new IPA

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round up includes new products from BrewDog, J20, Thatchers, Adnams, Port Askaig, Greene King and more.

Beer cost: Most pubs charge more than £4 for a pint (Credit: Getty/ nazdravie)

82% of pubs charge over £4 for a pint

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The majority of pubs (82%) are selling pints of lager for more than £4, a recent survey by The Morning Advertiser has revealed.

'Craziness': James Watt shares the story of a rogue employee

James Watt shares story of rogue employee

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

BrewDog chief executive James Watt has shared a story of a fraudulent employee to highlight the less-talked-about side to being a CEO.

Brixton Brewery research reveals consumers want craft beer to tell a story


Brixton Brewery's research reveals consumers want craft to tell a story

By Brixton Brewery

Recent research from Brixton Brewery demonstrates that craft beer provides a real opportunity in the on-trade, with 61% of consumers preferring to purchase craft beer in this channel , and 84% saying they are happy to pay more for a craft beer vs a more...