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New products round up: Camden and Joseph Holt breweries announce Jubilee beers

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND UP

New products from Camden Brewery and Ciroc

By Rebecca Weller

Camden and Joseph Holt breweries announce limited edition Jubilee beers alongside new products from Ciroc and Bullards plus a celebrity appearance.

Staff impact: 30 jobs at the brewery are at risk

Heineken looks to close Caledonian Brewery

By Nikkie Thatcher

Drinks giant Heineken UK has proposed the closure of its Caledonian Brewery, citing the decades old infrastructure causing “significant inefficiencies and costs” as one of the reasons behind the decision.

Double joy: Salcombe has been recognised in both European and SIBA competitions

Salcombe Brewery celebrates two gold beer wins

By Gary Lloyd

Devon-based brewer Salcombe Brewery Co has scooped a gold medal at the 2022 European Beer Challenge for its Pilsner beer following hot on the heels of a gold for Belgica, its small batch Belgian Pale Ale, at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Awards.

Beer Day Britain 2022: celebration returns on Wednesday 15 June after two-year hiatus due to pandemic

Beer Day Britain returns for 2022

By Rebecca Weller

Beer Day Britain is returning after a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid pandemic, with Brits encouraged to partake in the event at the pub.

CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker: drink sales in managed pubs, bars, and restaurants up 1% in the seven days to Saturday 14 May (Credit: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Drinks sales in growth for fourth week in a row

By Rebecca Weller

Average sales by value in managed pubs, bars, and restaurants were up 1% in the seven days to Saturday 14 May compared to the same week three years ago, the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker has revealed.

Asahi Legacy 2030 initiative: Asahi have aimed to have 20% of its portfolio made up by no-alcoholic beer by 2030

Asahi aims to make 20% of its beer alcohol-free by 2030

By Rebecca Weller

Asahi Europe & International (AEI) has announced its desire to demonstrate inclusiveness for alcohol-free lifestyles by aiming for 20% of its portfolio to be made up by alcohol-free products by 2030 as part of the Asahi Legacy 2030 initiative.

Unconventional initiatives: BrewDog co-founder pledges to give £100m of shareholding to team members

BrewDog boss to give £100m of shareholding to employees

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

BrewDog chief executive and co-founder James Watt has pledged to give £100m of his personal stake in the company to team members, and BrewDog bars will now also share 50% of their profits with those who work in them.

New products round up: new beers from Black Sheep Brewery, Beers Without Beards, Signature Brew and Hackney Brewery

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND UP

New beers from Black Sheep and Hackney breweries

By Rebecca Weller

Included in this weeks new products round up are four new beers from Black Sheep Brewery, Beers Without Beards, Signature Brew and Hackney Brewery as well as new offerings from Atopia, Mouton Cadet, Buzzed and Amaro Santoni.

Figures released: Heineken announced its most recent trading update (image: Getty/LauriPatterson)

Heineken warns of further price hikes

By Nikkie Thatcher

Global brewer Heineken is considering increasing its prices as a result of inflationary pressures and “macro-economic uncertainty”.

The Blacksmiths Arms operator Maria Dillon along with the LoveInspire founder and chief executive Monica Holton

Heineken Brewing Good Cheer campaign celebrates togetherness

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Heineken’s Brewing Good Cheer campaign is subsidising get togethers for good causes, after research revealed 30% of people lacked confidence to go out, despite eight out of 10 people claiming socialising important to their wellbeing.

Thank Brew: Trade bodies back limited edition beers sold for the Jubilee (Getty/ GeorgePeters)

Limited edition beers brewed for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Limited edition beers will be sold by UK pubs and bars in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the Thank Brew initiative, backed by trade bodies as a “fantastic opportunity” to celebrate the sector and bring people together.

What is craft: consumers consider things like independence and locally brewed to be important (Credit: Getty/LauriPatterson)

What defines craft beer?

By Rebecca Weller

According to Statista 1.24bn hectolitres (hl) of craft beer were sold in the UK on-trade in 2019, but just 36% of the 829 surveyed by the website had a ‘good’ understanding of what craft beer means with many consumers looking to better understand the...

Sites pipeline: BrewDog’s James Watt has revealed the business will open dozens more venues this year

BrewDog to open 27 sites this year

By Gary Lloyd

James Watt, co-founder of craft brewer and bar operator BrewDog, has revealed the business is set to open 27 new sites during 2022.

Company stance: 'our feeling was we needed to absorb as much as we possibly could for the longer term', Joules MD Steve Nuttall says (image: Getty/Jonathan Knowles)

Joules holds beer prices

By Nikkie Thatcher

Shropshire-based operator and brewer Joules has made the decision to hold the prices on all its craft beers, including its Lager Green Monkey.

Cleaning up: volunteers helping to clean beaches in the south-west of England can claim a free pint of beer

Free pint on offer for beach cleaners

By Gary Lloyd

Sharp’s Brewery and Stonegate Group are offering members of the public a free pint to encourage more people to join beach clean ups across the south-west of England.

You bet: Jean-David Thumelaire has seen BBG’s ‘bets’ on the on-trade begin to pay off already

Big Interview

BBG vows to support the on-trade

By Gary Lloyd

Budweiser Brewing Group UK & Ireland’s Jean-David Thumelaire talks about the pandemic, the business’s Stella Please campaign and its latest innovations, among other things, with The Morning Advertiser associate features editor Gary Lloyd.

New products round up: Greene King, Beavertown, Young's, Peroni and Match Day Brewery announce new beers

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Greene King, Beavertown & Peroni launch new beers

By Rebecca Weller

Large operator Greene King has launched 4 new products while Beavertown, Peroni, Kraken, Henry Westons, Bathtub Gin and Fever-Tree all expand their portfolios in this weeks new products round up.

Sacha Lord (pictured): cost of a pint could increase by as much as 20p in coming months

Sacha Lord forecasts up to 20p increase in cost of a pint

By Rebecca Weller


Night-Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, Sacha Lord, has forecasted a 16 to 20p rise in the cost of an average pint over the next 3 months as inflation, increased VAT pressures, and surging gas prices hit hospitality operators.

Advice given: Molson Coors on-trade category controller Mark Bentley outlines the need for a good and varied drinks offer (image: Getty/GoodLifeStudio)

Opinion

Whatever changes, the perfect range will always be a balancing act

By Mark Bentley, on-trade controller at Molson Coors

Mark Bentley, on-trade category controller at Molson Coors, reflected on how the hospitality sector is bouncing back after the challenges of the pandemic, and what outlets can do to anticipate behavioural change from customers.

Ideal choice: Birrificio Angelo Poretti is versatile and is the impeccable enhancement for any dining occasion

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Made for the table

By Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

Nestled at the foot of the Italian Campo Dei Fiori mountains, the Birrificio Angelo Poretti brewery has been producing crisp, fresh beers for more than a century. Thanks to the innovative and meticulous art of blending hops, the beer has clarity, flavour...

Super Saturday: last weekends culmination of the Guinness Six Nations Rugby tournament sees 11.4m pints sold

'Super Saturday' sees 11.4m pints sold

By Rebecca Weller

Almost 11.5m pints of draught beer and cider were sold in pubs across the UK on Saturday 19 March as the nation cheered ‘Super Saturday’s’ culmination of the Guinness Six Nations championship, according to data from real time market intelligence business...

Great things can come in small packages: Guinness MicroDraught was launched in June last year

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Making the most of 2022 with Guinness

By Diageo

The number one stout in GB[1], Guinness is synonymous with quality. A strong reputation among consumers, Guinness is a trusted and reliable brand, and one that many customers will expect to see on the bar.

Information provided: the SIBA Craft Beer Report 2022 is being launched today (Thursday 17 March) at BeerX UK 2022 in Liverpool

Cask sales ‘under serious threat’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Traditional cask beer is “under serious threat” due to consumer drinking habits changing to ordering online and drinking more at home, according to a new report.

Cost of a pint sees biggest increase for a decade: average cost of a pint in the UK has increased by 23p in the past two years (Credit: Getty/	miodrag ignjatovic)

Cost of a pint sees biggest increase for 10 years

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint in the UK has increased by 23p in the past two years, the third biggest increase since records began in 1987, data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed.

On a mission: Albert’s Schloss is set for an autumn opening in Liverpool

Albert’s Schloss announces Liverpool opening

By Gary Lloyd

Albert’s Schloss – the bar, restaurant and live entertainment brand operated by Mission Mars – is set to open a site in Liverpool as part of a £3m investment.

Government-backed scheme: the Prompt Payment Code is voluntary and promotes the fair treatment of suppliers (image: Getty/georgeclerk)

Diageo and Unilever hit back at removal from Prompt Payment Code

By Nikkie Thatcher

Diageo Scotland, Diageo Global Supply IBC, Diageo Northern Ireland, Diageo Great Britain and Unilever UK have been formally removed from the Government’s Prompt Payment Code (PPC) after “failing to honour their commitments”.

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