Beer

What is it? experts try to define craft

Can we define craft?

By Nicholas Robinson

The word 'craft' is bandied around so often it’s hard to know what is and what is not craft. Harder still is the fact few, the drinks industry in particular, work towards a standard when defining something as craft.

Beer in abundance: Great American Beer Festival (image: ©Brewers Association)

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6 hot American craft beer trends

By Lotte Peplow

The US is a hive of craft beer activity, with a market that has significantly more going on than the UK’s. In this special feature, Britain-based beer sommelier, writer and judge Lotte Peplow reports on the latest trends from the Great American Beer Festival...

Super cool: Doom Bar goes for extra chilled appeal

Sharp’s trials Doom Bar Extra Chilled

By Nicholas Robinson

Molson Coors-owned Sharp’s Brewery is trialling its iconic Doom Bar brew as an extra-chilled variant because the brewer claims more consumers prefer cooler pints.

Declining market: cask sales have dropped by 6.8% in volume (image credit: zmurciuk/gettyimages.co.uk)

The Cask Report 2018/2019

Cask beer sales declining faster than overall beer

By Nikkie Sutton

Sales of cask beer are falling quicker than overall beer sales in the on-trade, according to new figures compiled by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and featured in The Cask Report 2018-2019.

Testing facility: Fuller's launches first pilot brewery beer

Fuller’s launches pilot brewery

By Nicholas Robinson

London brewer and pubco Fuller’s has announced the launch of its new pilot brewery at the firm’s Griffin Brewery in Chiswick.

Historic: Fuller's Griffin Brewery is a significant landmark

In association with Fuller’s

Inside Fuller’s Griffin Brewery

By Nicholas Robinson

Fuller’s has a great history and, even now, looks virtually unchanged from the outside. But the company is not stuck in 1845 and has invested in many things, including a new pilot brewery, and remains a huge force in world beer