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New products round up: Greene King, Beavertown, Young's, Peroni and Match Day Brewery announce new beers

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Greene King, Beavertown & Peroni launch new beers

By Rebecca Weller

Large operator Greene King has launched 4 new products while Beavertown, Peroni, Kraken, Henry Westons, Bathtub Gin and Fever-Tree all expand their portfolios in this weeks new products round up.

Sacha Lord (pictured): cost of a pint could increase by as much as 20p in coming months

Sacha Lord forecasts up to 20p increase in cost of a pint

By Rebecca Weller


Night-Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, Sacha Lord, has forecasted a 16 to 20p rise in the cost of an average pint over the next 3 months as inflation, increased VAT pressures, and surging gas prices hit hospitality operators.

Advice given: Molson Coors on-trade category controller Mark Bentley outlines the need for a good and varied drinks offer (image: Getty/GoodLifeStudio)

Opinion

Whatever changes, the perfect range will always be a balancing act

By Mark Bentley, on-trade controller at Molson Coors

Mark Bentley, on-trade category controller at Molson Coors, reflected on how the hospitality sector is bouncing back after the challenges of the pandemic, and what outlets can do to anticipate behavioural change from customers.

Ideal choice: Birrificio Angelo Poretti is versatile and is the impeccable enhancement for any dining occasion

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Made for the table

By Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

Nestled at the foot of the Italian Campo Dei Fiori mountains, the Birrificio Angelo Poretti brewery has been producing crisp, fresh beers for more than a century. Thanks to the innovative and meticulous art of blending hops, the beer has clarity, flavour...

Super Saturday: last weekends culmination of the Guinness Six Nations Rugby tournament sees 11.4m pints sold

'Super Saturday' sees 11.4m pints sold

By Rebecca Weller

Almost 11.5m pints of draught beer and cider were sold in pubs across the UK on Saturday 19 March as the nation cheered ‘Super Saturday’s’ culmination of the Guinness Six Nations championship, according to data from real time market intelligence business...

Great things can come in small packages: Guinness MicroDraught was launched in June last year

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Making the most of 2022 with Guinness

By Diageo

The number one stout in GB[1], Guinness is synonymous with quality. A strong reputation among consumers, Guinness is a trusted and reliable brand, and one that many customers will expect to see on the bar.

Information provided: the SIBA Craft Beer Report 2022 is being launched today (Thursday 17 March) at BeerX UK 2022 in Liverpool

Cask sales ‘under serious threat’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Traditional cask beer is “under serious threat” due to consumer drinking habits changing to ordering online and drinking more at home, according to a new report.

Cost of a pint sees biggest increase for a decade: average cost of a pint in the UK has increased by 23p in the past two years (Credit: Getty/	miodrag ignjatovic)

Cost of a pint sees biggest increase for 10 years

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint in the UK has increased by 23p in the past two years, the third biggest increase since records began in 1987, data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed.

On a mission: Albert’s Schloss is set for an autumn opening in Liverpool

Albert’s Schloss announces Liverpool opening

By Gary Lloyd

Albert’s Schloss – the bar, restaurant and live entertainment brand operated by Mission Mars – is set to open a site in Liverpool as part of a £3m investment.

Government-backed scheme: the Prompt Payment Code is voluntary and promotes the fair treatment of suppliers (image: Getty/georgeclerk)

Diageo and Unilever hit back at removal from Prompt Payment Code

By Nikkie Thatcher

Diageo Scotland, Diageo Global Supply IBC, Diageo Northern Ireland, Diageo Great Britain and Unilever UK have been formally removed from the Government’s Prompt Payment Code (PPC) after “failing to honour their commitments”.

Sales, revamps and big investments: there’s plenty of property news this week

Property round-up

Beartown breaks ground on brewery, first Bounce site in seven years

By Gary Lloyd

The latest property news includes Beartown Brewery’s investment plans, a new Bounce site from State of Play, a pub purchase by Greene King, BrewDog to open in Cheltenham, Star Pubs & Bars to double managed estate in Scotland, Inn Collection Group's...

The bar is open: beers and an Indian spirit make up the new product launches

New products round-up

Trio of beers from Wild Card, Allsopp’s launches two classics

By Gary Lloyd

In the latest new product launches we have a trio of beers from Wild Card Brewery, two new beers from an almost forgotten historic brewer in Allsopp’s, Scottish brewer Cold Town Beer backs it national rugby team with a limited-edition ale, Indian spirit...

Heineken UK has announced an increase in its prices: company expects to be “significantly impacted by inflation and supply chain pressures” (Credit: Getty/Aleksandar Karanov)

Heineken UK announces price increase

By Rebecca Weller

Heineken UK has announced an increase in its prices as the company expects to be “significantly impacted by inflation and supply chain pressures” this year, according to the companies 2021 full year results report.

Pubs lost £5.7bn in beer sales during 2021: equivalent to 1.4bn pints (Credit: Getty/Extreme Media)

Beer sales plummeted by 1.4bn pints in 2021

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs lost £5.7bn of revenue from beer sales in 2021, equivalent to 1.4bn pints, new data from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has revealed.

Designs on nights out: Beavertown’s Tottenham Taproom renovation will see new indoor, upstairs and outdoor drinking and live music areas

Beavertown to reopen taproom after revamp

By Gary Lloyd

North London-based brewer and pub operator Beavertown Brewery is set to reopen its Tottenham Taproom on Saturday (12 February) after a huge renovation that includes an upstairs area that overlooks the workspace.

SIBA Business Awards 2022: Entry deadline extended to 13 Feb

SIBA Business Awards 2022 entry deadline extended

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The entry deadline for the SIBA Business Awards 2022 has been extended to Sunday 13 February to ensure a wide variety of businesses from across the beer, brewing, hospitality and retail sectors are able to enter.

Barred breweries: New ways of taxing alcohol will exclude small breweries and cider producers (Getty/ Prostock-Studio)

Small brewers barred from Gov’s plan to help pubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Chancellor’s plan to help pubs through a new way of taxing alcohol will exclude small brewers and cider producers, new research from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has revealed.

#IAMWHOLE: BrewDog launch alcohol-free beer alongside charity campaign to raise awareness of ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder' (SAD)

BrewDog launches charity beer SAD AF

By Rebecca Weller

BrewDog has partnered with #IAMWHOLE to launch an alcohol-free charity beer, SAD AF, as part of a mental health campaign to encourage men to talk to friends and family about depression and has pledged to donate 100% of the profits into mental health research....

How can pubs improve quality on cask beer?

Sharp's looks to tackle quality challenges on cask

By Ed Bedington

It has been 10 years since the deal that saw Molson Coors snap up cask disruptor Sharp’s, and the combined business continues to go from strength to strength with the launch of new initiatives to drive the brand and the category forward.

See in the new year: beers, spirits and an apertivo are the final new product launches of the year

The last new product launches of 2021

By Gary Lloyd

The final new products round-up of the year includes a new brewery named after Roger Daltrey’s fishing lakes releases six beers, rums from the amazing terroir of Grenada brought to the UK, whisky start-up Woven launches limited-edition collaboration spirit...

Big ambitions: Anspach & Hobday says its stout is set to rival Guinness

Anspach & Hobday smashes crowdfunding target

By Gary Lloyd

South London-based brewer and operator Anspach & Hobday has almost doubled its crowdfunding target as it looks to expand its production facilities in a bid to take on Guinness with its London Black stout.

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