Beer

Read the label: ‘it was suggested recently that some alcohol-free beer has up to 2,000% more sugar than some of its full-strength compatriots,’ according to Big Drop Brewing’s Rob Fink.

My Shout

How healthy is low-and-no alcohol beer?

By Rob Fink

For the growing industry of alcohol-free craft beer there is, unfortunately, a great deal of misunderstanding about what constitutes alcohol free beer and exactly how healthy it is, according to Rob Fink, founder and CEO, Big Drop Brewing.

Brew regime: It turns out that you can strike up a pretty good relationship with your local wholesaler who will be happy to look after your cellar equipment, says Sam Cornwall-Jones

Guv'nor

Beat the brewer (a game for all the family and staff)

By Sam Cornwall-Jones

I was under the impression you must always have a ‘majority brewer’ on your bar so that they look after your cellar equipment, says Sam Cornwall-Jones, owner/proprietor of the Drawing Board, Warwickshire.

Rapid rise: Heineken 0.0 has enjoyed volume and value sales increases in 2019

Drinks List 2020

Heineken 0.0 on-trade sales increase by £7.7m

By Stuart Stone

While Beck’s Blue is still the best selling low and no-alcohol beer in the UK on-trade, Heineken’s offer more than doubled both in volume and value in 2019.

Mixed cask: sales are up and down

Drinks List 2020

Top-performing cask ales in UK pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

It is not possible to replicate the cask beer experience outside the pub so if you can give customers the real thing, why would they want to even try to replicate it at home?

Highly unusual: the Portman Group said it was rare for a second ruling to be made about a product but it was necessary

Tiny Rebel can complaint upheld again

By Emily Hawkins

A second complaint about Tiny Rebel’s branding has been upheld by the Portman Group for appealing to children, with the brewery describing the decision as “not based on facts”.

Hopeful of growth: Jaega Wise from Wild Card Brewery forecasts a rise in IPA and craft lager sales

Drink Tank

Wise views on IPAs and craft lagers

By Emily Hawkins

The popularity of IPA and lager is not set to fade anytime soon, according to Wild Card Brewery head brewer Jaega Wise.

New ground: Wadworth plans for a brewery

Wadworth signals intention to build new brewery

By Nicholas Robinson

Family brewer and pub operator Wadworth has voiced its intentions to construct a new brewery, with the aim of building on and protecting its 144-year history.

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