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).
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).
The 21st century drinker wants a product with a story behind it. In response, breweries are increasingly turning to locally sourced ingredients, and embedding themselves in the communities in which they are based.
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).