Beer

Not upheld: OFCOM rejects BrewDog's complaint against BBC doc (Pictured: BrewDog’s Las Vegas rooftop bar)

Ofcom rejects BrewDog complaint against BBC

By Rebecca Weller

BrewDog’s complaint against a BBC documentary that highlighted alleged inappropriate behaviour from its chief executive has not been upheld by the communications regulator.

Positive year for beer: CGA shares key trends for 2024 (Credit: Getty/Ridofranz)

Beer trends to make 2024 a 'positive year'

By Rebecca Weller

Beer sales by value are outpacing sales by volume but pubs are driving growth for the category, with key trends set to make 2024 a “positive year for beer” in the on-trade.

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In Podcast episode 73

The Lock In Podcast

Perfecting the art of the serve

By Ed Bedington

Why is there a North/South divide when it comes to beer head and does Guinness really need to be poured in stages? The Lock In team tackle that and other issues around the concept of the perfect serve.

Threadbare tightrope: rising beer prices 'grim reflection' of modern life (Credit: Getty/FreshSplash)

CAMRA: beer prices a 'grim reflection' of modern life

By Rebecca Weller

Rising beer prices are a “grim reflection” of modern life and demonstrate the “threadbare tightrope” pubs and brewers are walking upon, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has said.

Winter warmer: (l-r) CAMRA awards director Laura Emson, Simon Massey and CAMRA national chairman Nik Antona.

Snowflake takes GBBF Winter beer title

By Gary Lloyd

Sarah Hughes Brewery’s Snowflake has taken the title of Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2024 at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) Winter.

Future plans: The brewer is working with Alvarez & Marsal to store up its finances

Adnams instructs advisers

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Historic Suffolk brewery Adnams has called in advisers to explore a range of options to fund its future growth plans.

Difficult trading conditions: drinks sales down for fourth consecutive week (Credit: Getty/miodrag ignjatovic)

Drinks sales down for fourth consecutive week

By Rebecca Weller

Drinks sales in Britain’s managed pubs and bars have dropped year-on-year for a fourth successive week, with train strikes adding to the challenges facing operators.

Unrestricted choice: Big Drop expands keg beer range

Big Drop expands keg beer range

By Rebecca Weller

Alcohol-free craft brewer Big Drop has expanded its range of beers available to the on-trade in keg format.

Brew news: the north has been most affected by independent brewery closures throughout 2023

SIBA: number of breweries down versus 2023

By Gary Lloyd

The number of active breweries in the UK at the start of the year has reduced from 2023 levels, according to new data released by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

Impact of inflation: Heineken draught wholesale prices to increase 1.73% (Credit: Getty/Jonathan Knowles)

Heineken to increase draught prices by 1.73%

By Rebecca Weller

Heineken UK is set to introduce a 1.73% price hike for its draught wholesale products from next month, though the global brewer claimed it had made “considerable efforts” to “minimise impact of inflation” for its customers.

Kirkstall's Holt rescues North Brewing from administration

Kirkstall rescues North Brewing

By Ed Bedington

Popular Leeds-based brewery North Brewing has been rescued from administration by Kirkstall Brewery.

Calling time: It's the end of the road for Manchester-based Squawk Brewing Co (credit: Getty/ilbusca)

Squawk Brewing Co announces closure

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Squawk Brewing Co, founded in Manchester in 2013, will close its doors for good, with a final beer coming out in March.

New horizons: Two Tribes to expand internationally in 2024

Two Tribes gears up for international growth

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

London-based brewery Two Tribes has secured a multi-million pound investment, and is continuing to grow in the UK as well as growing into two international markets.

Legacy system: two of the Union sets will be preserved at the brewery

CMBC to retire Union Sets

By Nikkie Thatcher

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) has announced it is retiring the four remaining Union Sets at Marston’s Brewery in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire because using them as fermentation vessels is no longer viable, according to the company.

People focus: 'We're a people business. Our first priority is for the team and our partners, suppliers and customers,' North co-founder Christian Townsley tells The Morning Advertiser

North Brewing co-founder ‘debt repayments like cement shoes’

By Nikkie Thatcher

The burden of debt repayments alongside a plethora of ongoing challenges were cited as the reasons behind Leeds-based business North Brewing filing a notice of intention to appoint administrators, one of the co-founders told The Morning Advertiser.

Member of the public's view: the complaint focused on a square looking like a circle, which allegedly indicated a zero percent ABV drink

Complaint against Asahi Super Dry beer thrown out

By Gary Lloyd

A complaint in which a member of the public believed Asahi Super Dry beer communicated itself as a non-alcoholic drink has been thrown out by The Portman Group’s Independent Complaint Panel.

Ominous escalation: cost of a pint increases by 10% YOY (Credit: Getty/MarioGuti)

Pint prices jump 10% YOY

By Rebecca Weller

The Government “must act to secure the future of pubs” as the average cost of a pint of draught lager in the on-trade soars by more than 10% year-on-year (YOY).

290m pints poured at pubs in December festive season

290m pints poured in December

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Over December, 290m pints were sold, new data from market intelligence firm Oxford Partnership has revealed.

Big Interview: The Morning Advertiser talks brewing success with Becky Keane of Nirvana Brewery

BIG INTERVIEW

The Big Interview: Becky Keane of Nirvana Brewery

By Rebecca Weller

The Morning Advertiser caught up with Nirvana Brewery co-founder Becky Keane to discuss the key to confidence, brewing success and championing women working in beer.

New products: this week's round up features Lucky Saint, Kingfisher and The Busker Irish Whiskey

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Kingfisher unveils new zero alcohol variant

By Rebecca Weller

This month's round-up features new products from Kingfisher, Lucky Saint, Hattingley Valley, Two Tribes Brewery, Hive Mind and The Busker Irish Whiskey.

Growing anger at Ringwood closure

Ringwood sales process slammed as a 'sham'

By Ed Bedington

Carlsberg Marston’s attempts to find a buyer for the iconic Ringwood Brewery prior to announcing its closure have been branded a “sham”.