Brand rethink: the design revamp is ‘just the beginning’ according to Hobgoblin brand manager Jo Wyke

Hobgoblin gets 21st century facelift

By Stuart Stone

For the first time in its 31-year history, Hobgoblin and its portfolio of award-winning beers are being given a makeover.

Stepping down: Skinny Brands founders will remain shareholders

Skinny Brands founders exit

By Alice Leader

The founders of low-calorie drinks producer Skinny Brands have stepped down after putting the company in the hands of a private equity investor.

Free-from: alcohol-free is big and you need to focus on it


‘Don’t judge low-and-no drinks on their sales’

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs need to go all in on low-and-no alcohol drinks, whether the sales currently stack up or not because they may risk missing out on the genuinely rising demand for the category.

Trouble brewing: 'what’s become crystal clear is that SIBA is the only organisation fighting for the UK’s small independent craft brewers' says SIBA chief executive James Calder

My shout

Why SIBA is needed now, more than ever

By James Calder

Cask, keg, can and bottle; it doesn’t matter. The important things are quality, independence and the people behind the beer, according to SIBA (the Society of Independent Brewers) chief executive, James Calder.

Dropping down: overall beer sales also fell for the second quarter for 2019

Beer sales flop by 2.8%

By Nikkie Thatcher

On-trade beer sales have fallen by 2.8% in the second quarter of 2019, when compared to the same period last year, new data has revealed.

Concern: SIBA writes a letter to JDW's Tim Martin

JDW’s beer price cut a ‘significant concern’ for SIBA

By Nicholas Robinson

Tim Martin’s 20p average cut to beer prices across JD Wetherspoon’s 879 pubs is a “significant concern” to producers, according to the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) chief executive James Calder.

Recrowned: Greene King has changed its IPA formula plus fonts and glassware

Greene King IPA revamped

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub operator and brewer Greene King has tweaked the recipe of its flagship IPA cask beer to ensure the flavour and freshness of the product is maintained for longer.

Coming down: JDW boss Tim Martin has previously said beer prices at his pubs would drop if Brexit happened by the end of October

JDW cuts the price of a pint

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is dropping the price of a pint by an average of 20p across its 879 pubs.

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