New products: this week's round-up includes the launch of Staropramen 0.0 alongside a coronation cider from Sandford Orchards and a new spirits range from Seven Bro7hers


Molson Coors releases alcohol-free Staropramen

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up includes new products from Molson Coors, Fourpure, Sandford Orchards, Whitebox, Seven Bro7hers, Bareksten and Lost Boys Brewery.

Erosion of margins: cost of a pint of draught lager increased 1.3% between October 2022 and January 2023 (Credit: Getty/10'000 Hours)

Pint price up 8p in 3 months

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint of draught lager increased by 1.9% in the three months to January 2023, the latest data from the Office For National Statistics (ONS) has revealed.

Rising costs: CMBC is increasing its prices by at least 11% (image: Getty/simonkr)

CMBC hikes draught beer prices by 11%

By Nikkie Thatcher

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) is set to increase wholesale selling prices across its portfolio by a minimum of 11% for draught products and from about 6% for packaged products, which the company put down to rising cost pressures.

New products: this week's round-up includes new serves from Adnams, Silent Pool and Small Beer Brewery

Adnams releases new cask stout

By Rebecca Weller

This week's new products round up features two new offerings from Adnams, a super-premium gin expression from Silent Pool and a new IPA from Small Beer Brewery alongside Amazon's first wine collection and cask strength whisky from McNair's....

Out of control: Breweries weather 111% rise in packaging recycling costs (Getty/ Mike Harrington)

Breweries crushed by extreme packaging costs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Brewers saw prices for obligated recycling fees more than double in 2022 and trade bodies warn further rises are likely unless reforms come into place immediately.

Crowdfunding campaign: Exmoor Ales is looking to expand from the south-west of England

Two breweries bid to raise extra finance

By Gary Lloyd

Award-winning brewery Exmoor Ales and start-up business Havabier are both seeking crowdfunding to expand and launch their companies respectively.

Sad news: message of support have come from a variety of brewers (credit: Getty/VictorHuang)

Unity Brewing Co enters liquidation

By Gary Lloyd

Hampshire craft brewery Unity Brewing Co has gone into liquidation, according to a tweet by the Southampton-based business.

Something new: BrewDog announces stout headliner Black Heart

BrewDog releases new draught stout

By Rebecca Weller

Independent Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog has expanded its portfolio with the addition of a new draught stout, Black Heart, to its headliner range.

Government asks: the Campaign for Real Ale is urging the Chancellor to reveal support for pubs and breweries in the Spring Budget (image: Getty/Klaus Vedfelt)

CAMRA demands support to save further closures

By Nikkie Thatcher

Consumer organisation the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has called on the Government to deliver a support package to save the nation’s pubs and breweries from shutting.

Why does SIBA want draught beer discount rise from 5% to 20%?

SIBA calls for 20% draught duty discount

By Gary Lloyd

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has urged the Chancellor to expand the draught duty relief to 20% to help the ailing pubs and brewing sector.

Drinks list: non-alcoholic beer was the second most popular no-ABV drink, according to the research (image:Getty/Instants)

1 in 5 opting for alc-free beer

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 21% of UK adults would drink booze-free beer as an alcohol alternative at a social occasion where others were drinking alcohol, new research has found.

Deal done: Wild Beer Co is now part of Curious Brewery

Curious to ‘double in size’ after Wild Beer buy

By Gary Lloyd

Curious Brewery will ‘double’ the size of its operations after acquiring Wild Beer Co’s range of beers after the Somerset brewer entered administration and reportedly made its workforce redundant.

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The Lock In Podcast

Price of a pint

By Ed Bedington

How are you handling your pricing? The Lock In team tackle the difficult questions as inflation runs rampant - how much can you put your prices up by?

Sad farewell: Another brewery bites the dust due to cost pressures (Getty/ Monty Rakusen)

Manchester Brewing Company ceases trading

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Manchester Brewing Company is the latest in a long line of operations forced to shut due to financial pressures, the business announced yesterday.

New products: this week's round up features new serves from Guinness, Salcombe Distilling Co and Ellers Farm


Guinness 0.0 launches for the on-trade

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features an on-trade debut from Guinness alongside a new gin from Ellers Farm Distillery and a festive relaunch from Salcombe Distilling Co.

Exceptionally challenging: sales in pubs ahead of 2021 levels but held back by inflation (Credit: Getty/The Good Brigade)

Drinks sales 15% ahead of 2021

By Rebecca Weller

Average drinks sales in Britain’s managed venues during the seven days to Saturday 10 December were 15% ahead of 2021 levels, the latest Drinks Recovery Tracker from CGA by NielsenIQ has revealed.

What are the latest drinks releases before Christmas 2022?

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New drinks in time for Christmas

By Gary Lloyd

The latest new releases to the market include beers from Hook Norton, Theakston and Chevallier while spirits include Johnnie Walker and Elusive Expressions from Diageo.

Cash injection: the investment will help Toast scale its impact towards its goal of rescuing 1bn slices of surplus bread

Toast Ale raises £2m for growth

By Nikkie Thatcher

Social enterprise brewery Toast Ale has raised more than £2m to grow the positive impact of its business.

Significant effect: inflation holding drinks sales in the on-trade significantly behind according to CGA (Credit: Getty/monkeybusinessimages)

Inflation holding sales 'substantially' behind

By Rebecca Weller

Average drinks sales by value in Britain’s managed pub, bar and restaurant venues in the seven days to Saturday 3 December were 8% ahead of 2021 levels, the latest Drinks Recovery Tracker from CGA by NielsenIQ has revealed.

Drinks aspect: a number of wet-led operators have outlined how they are battling against the ongoing energy crisis

The MA Energy Focus in partnership with Heineken

How wet-led pubs are battling the energy crisis

By Nikkie Thatcher

Price changes, ensuring efficiency in the cellar and absorbing a proportion of costs are just some of the ways operators are mitigating ongoing rising energy prices with their drinks offer.

Worrying times ahead: Pint prices could rise and pubs close (Getty/ South_agency)

Pint price could hit £20

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs could close and pint prices could rise to £20 if energy bill help is not extended for pubs, according to the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

England vs Senegal: home nations quarter final World Cup match sees 8.5m pints sold in pubs (Credit: Getty/Anchiy)

8.5m pints sold during England vs Senegal match

By Rebecca Weller

The England vs Senegal World Cup match on Sunday 4 December saw 8.5m pints sold across the on-trade, data from market intelligence leader Oxford Partnership has revealed.

Company announcement: The Wild Beer Co has halted trading while the administrators try and seek potential buyers for the business (image: Getty/eyecrave productions)

The Wild Beer Co enters administration

By Nikkie Thatcher

Somerset brewer The Wild Beer Co has entered into a period of administration, according to a statement released by the business.

Stepping aside: BrewDog gives up B Corp certification less than two years after gaining the accreditation (Pictured: BrewDog's Las Vegas site)

BrewDog relinquishes B Corp status

By BigH

Scottish brewer and bar owner BrewDog has given up its status as a B Corp less than two years after gaining the accreditation.

Hells yeah: Camden Town Hells Lager has outperformed its rivals once again (credit: Getty/xavierarnau)

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Craft sector is match made for Hells

By The Morning Advertiser

The craft beer category has shown its strength once again with all brands on the top 10 increasing their growth in both volume and value by at least 59%.

Drinks List 2023: top four best-selling lager in the on-trade remain unchanged (Credit: Getty/Juanmonino)

Carling remains most sold lager

By Rebecca Weller

The top four selling lagers have remained unchanged over the past 12 months, according to the Drinks List 2023.

Cask ale fights back: It’s all Doom… and that’s not a bad thing (credit: Getty/Peter Cade)

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Who says cask is in decline?

By The Morning Advertiser

The much-maligned category of cask ale is thriving when comparing this year’s on-trade sales figures to last year’s.

What are the best selling drinks brands of 2022

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The Drinks List – top brands to stock in 2023

By The Morning Advertiser

This year’s Drinks List has seen great strides forward in terms of volume and value sales versus last year because the on-trade has been operating on a much better basis than during the heavily restrictive phases of the pandemic.

Business growth: the deal means Harbour's beers will be more widely available (image: Adam Sargent)

St Austell takes share in Harbour

By Nikkie Thatcher

South west-based business St Austell Brewery has taken a minority share in north Cornwall business Harbour Brewing Co.

Great springboard: on-premise drinks sales up 3% in the week to Saturday 19 November vs the same week in 2021 (Credit: Getty/	The Good Brigade)

Drinks sales 3% ahead of 2021

By Rebecca Weller

Average drinks sales across Britain's managed pubs, bars and restaurants exceeded 2021 levels for a ninth successive week, the latest Drinks Recovery Tracker from CGA by NielsenIQ has revealed.

New products: this week's features includes new serves from Camden Town Brewery, Haacht, Brewpoint and Aspall Cyder alongside a new brand launch from Pull the Pin


Camden Town announces limited-edition Pilsner

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Camden Town Brewery, Haacht and Brewpoint alongside a festive re-release from Aspall Cyder and a new drinks brand launch.