Beer

Growth slows: the total number of breweries in Britain increased by just eight last year

Is the UK nearing peak craft beer?

By Robert Mann

The UK's craft beer boom has significantly slowed in the past year, with only eight more breweries opening compared to 395 launched the year before.

Punk rockers: James Watt (far left) and Martin Dickie (above left) invited about 15,000 investors to BrewDog’s annual AGM

Big interview

'We live and die by what’s in the glass'

By Stuart Stone

Martin Dickie and James Watt, founders of BrewDog – the brand that has plenty of bite to match its infamous bark – talked about how business is booming at the company AGM in Aberdeen

Green move: the packaging change will reduce Diageo's plastic consumption by some 400 tonnes a year

Diageo investing £16m to reduce plastic waste

By Nikkie Sutton

Drinks giant Diageo is investing £16m to reduce the amount of plastics used in its beer packaging by removing plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap from multipacks of Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s.

BrewDog millionaire: one lucky new BrewDog investor will win £1m worth of company shares

BrewDog to give away £1m worth of shares

By Stuart Stone

Independent Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog has revealed it will make one of its newest Equity Punks an instant millionaire as part of its latest round of crowdfunding.