Beer

Less tax: trade bodies including the British Beer & Pub Association and UKHospitality are calling on the Government to freeze beer duty in the November Budget

Beer tax to add extra £125m on beer spend

By Nikkie Sutton

A 2% rise in beer duty at next month’s November Budget would mean an additional £125m on what consumers are already spending annually on pints of beer.

Low-booze beer: Adnams Ghost Ship Alcohol Free is 0.5% ABV

Adnams unveils alcohol-free Ghost Ship

By Nikkie Sutton

Suffolk-based brewer and distiller Adnams has recently launched a booze-free version of its Ghost Ship beer in a bid to meet the rapidly growing demand for low and no-alcohol drinks.

Over achievers: BrewDog has raised £13m more than its original target for the fifth round of Equity for Punks

BrewDog smashes £10m crowdfunding target

By Nikkie Sutton

Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog has raised £13m more than its crowdfunding target as its latest drive draws to a close on 15 October.