Beer

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.

Industry threat: any plans to raise duty could impact alcohol sales

Booze sales could be damaged with duty freeze cut

By Nicholas Robinson

Scrapping the alcohol duty freeze put in place last year by Government is “counter-productive”, and will increase pressure on cash-strapped consumers, the Wine & Spirit Trade Association has warned (WSTA).

Claim: the Small Brewers Duty Reform Coalition has accused the Society of Independent Brewers of omitting its recommendations for reform of small breweries relief

Small Brewers Duty Reform Coalition rejects SIBA proposals

By James Beeson

The Small Brewers Duty Reform Coalition has rejected proposals by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) for reform of beer duty, and once again called for a Treasury led review of small breweries relief (SBR).