On track: James Brown and the Duckpin bowling attraction at BrewDog Waterloo

BrewDog’s praise for ‘passionate believers’

By Gary Lloyd

BrewDog Bars CEO James Brown has heaped praise on fellow Publican Awards finalists for having the bravery to open new sites while the industry was exiting Covid-restricted times.

Perfect storm: Government has not done enough to protect brewers from events beyond their control (Credit: Getty/LauriPatterson)

Gov 'hasn't done enough' to protect brewers

By Rebecca Weller

Black Sheep Brewery’s notice to appoint administrators shows the Government “simply hasn’t done enough”, The Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) has claimed.

Over the moon: A launch party on 13 May will celebrate the new beer (credit: Getty/ LauriPatterson)

Bright start for Snowmoon Brewing

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Snowmoon Brewing is launching in May as the project of London-based friends Joon Chung and Oli Edmonds.

Thanks for the memories: Fallen Acorn Brewery was founded in 2016 (credit: Getty/ Monty Rakusen)

Inflationary costs force microbrewery to shut

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Hampshire-based brewery Fallen Acorn has been forced to enter liquidation due to the storm of inflation, Covid, and the soaring costs of utilities and material goods.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 59

Lock In Podcast

Getting your cask offer right

By Ed Bedington

Cask beer is a key component of the pub operation, but are we getting it right? The Lock In team takes a look at where pubs are going wrong with cask and how you can up your game on a category that is key to a good operation.

New products: this week's round-up features Camden Town brewery, Budvar, Magic Rock and Northern Monk


Camden Town Brewery unveils latest seasonal beer

By Rebecca Weller

This week’s round-up features new products from Camden Town Brewery, Northern Monk, Morris Whisky, Bar Buoy, Magic Rock, Budvar and Maiden Mill.

Make or break moment: draught lager prices soar by 11.9% in year to March 2023 (Credit: Getty/Klaus Vedfelt)

Draught lager prices rocket by 11.9%

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint of draught lager soared by 11.9% in the year to March 2023, more than double the previous record-high year-on-year increase.

Row over offensive dolls: CAMRA caught up in Twitter storm

CAMRA slammed for response on offensive dolls

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has condemned a pub’s decision to display golliwog dolls but its response has come under fire as not going far enough to stamp out racism.

Hop to it: 2022 has been labelled the worst year for UK breweries going insolvent (credit: Getty/Mike Harrington)

Craft breweries going bust rises threefold

By Gary Lloyd

The number of craft breweries going bust jumped more than threefold in 2022 as rising production costs and reduced consumer spending took their toll.

Rally call: Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I has launched a video to accompany the #ItStopsWithMe campaign


BBG launches campaign to end harassment in on-trade

By The Morning Advertiser

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I (BBG) has called for unity in the hospitality industry in taking a stand against harassment and discrimination with its ‘It Stops With Me’ campaign.

World lagers: Cobra and Madri Excepcional are helping to drive trade at pubs

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Variety is key to tapping into the premiumisation trend

By Stephen Groucott, on-trade category controller, Molson Coors Beverage Company

Much has been made of the growing premiumisation trend in beer but tapping into this isn’t as simple as stocking your bar with as many premium options as possible.

Plenty of irons in the fire: Jean-David Thumelaire of Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I


FEATURE: Customers are demanding super premium beers

By Gary Lloyd

Pubs are seeing a significant switch of customers turning to high-end drinks and increasing spend per serve, according to Budweiser Brewing Group (BBG UK&I) on-trade director Jean-David Thumelaire.

Surge in prices: cost of a pint of draught beer sees 11.8% year-on-year increase (Credit: Getty/	DusanBartolovic)

Beer prices sky-rocket by 11.8%

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint of draught lager increased 11.8% in the year to February 2023, latest figures from the Office For National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

Three Menabrea variants to try at the Publican Awards

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Menabrea – perfecting the craft of beer

By Menabrea

It's said that the first Italian beer was created in pre-Roman times. Well, whoever first got the barrel rolling; it was the Menabrea family who endeavoured to perfect the craft.

Event day: SIBA’s new report will be officially launched at Beer X in Liverpool

Local breweries key to thriving communities

By Gary Lloyd

Communities are given a positive boost if a local independent brewery is operated well say 80% of people, according to a new report published today (Thursday 16 March).

Women of the brewing and spirits industry on IWD


Women of the beer brewing and spirits industries shine on IWD

By The Morning Advertiser

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 on Wednesday 8 March, The Morning Advertiser spoke to some of the leading women in the beer and spirits sector to discover how the industry can #EmbraceEquity.