I keg your pardon: it is vital that pub staff know how the cellar works and can ensure beer reaches the consumer’s glass in mint condition

Hints and tips for working with local breweries

By Stuart Stone

There’s more to greasing the wheels between pubs and brewers than paying bills on time. Here, we look at how a licensee can build a better relationship with local brewers and the difficulties faced if you are not free of tie.

Different class: there is money to be made through premium products

The beer report 2019

Premiumisation pouring an extra £380m into pub coffers

By Phil Mellows

As people become more health-conscious, beer volumes have dropped but customers are prepared to pay more for what they do drink – here is the analysis of the latest beer statistics.

My word is bond: BrewDog has relaunched an alternative way of investing in the business

BrewDog announces new bond

By Nikkie Thatcher

Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog has joined forces with Crowdcube to introduce a new fixture income investment, which will be launched later this month (October).

Hey good looking: You don’t have to look any further than beer fonts and cans to see cool imagery


Why are historic beers being rebranded?

By Stuart Stone

Historic brands like Young’s, Hobgoblin, Old Speckled Hen and Spitfire have all been given contemporary facelifts this year – but why are beer industry stalwarts choosing to reinvent themselves?

Suggested serve: Corona draught still includes serving the beer with lime

Corona set to be available on draught

By Nikkie Thatcher

Bottled beer Corona is available in a draught format nationwide from this month (October) and the suggested serve includes a wedge of lime, on the side of the pint.

Best booze: how do US sales match up against the UK’s?

USA v UK: What are the top tipple trends?

By Alice Leader

The trendiest alcohol pours in the US, show IPA as the leading beer style, cider growing in popularity and white wine being one of the top 5 products for women.

Brexit stash: pub protects its Belgian essence by stocking up on goods

Pubs stockpile for a no-deal Brexit

By Alice Leader

A Belgian-themed pub in Norwich has stockpiled goods amid fears the business could be ‘flipped onto its head’ if the UK is left with a no-deal Brexit.

Lead the way: Tom Bell aims to support alcohol brands in becoming strong


Agile alcohol brands will fare best

By Tom Bell, We Hustle consultancy

We Hustle consultancy’s Tom Bell says alcoholic drinks brands leading the way in innovation will see the biggest and best cut through. Here is his analysis of what to expect in the coming months.

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