Less tax: trade bodies including the British Beer & Pub Association and UKHospitality are calling on the Government to freeze beer duty in the November Budget

Beer tax to add extra £125m on beer spend

By Nikkie Sutton

A 2% rise in beer duty at next month’s November Budget would mean an additional £125m on what consumers are already spending annually on pints of beer.

Low-booze beer: Adnams Ghost Ship Alcohol Free is 0.5% ABV

Adnams unveils alcohol-free Ghost Ship

By Nikkie Sutton

Suffolk-based brewer and distiller Adnams has recently launched a booze-free version of its Ghost Ship beer in a bid to meet the rapidly growing demand for low and no-alcohol drinks.

Over achievers: BrewDog has raised £13m more than its original target for the fifth round of Equity for Punks

BrewDog smashes £10m crowdfunding target

By Nikkie Sutton

Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog has raised £13m more than its crowdfunding target as its latest drive draws to a close on 15 October.

What is it? experts try to define craft

Can we define craft?

By Nicholas Robinson

The word 'craft' is bandied around so often it’s hard to know what is and what is not craft. Harder still is the fact few, the drinks industry in particular, work towards a standard when defining something as craft.

Beer in abundance: Great American Beer Festival (image: ©Brewers Association)


6 hot American craft beer trends

By Lotte Peplow

The US is a hive of craft beer activity, with a market that has significantly more going on than the UK’s. In this special feature, Britain-based beer sommelier, writer and judge Lotte Peplow reports on the latest trends from the Great American Beer Festival...

Super cool: Doom Bar goes for extra chilled appeal

Sharp’s trials Doom Bar Extra Chilled

By Nicholas Robinson

Molson Coors-owned Sharp’s Brewery is trialling its iconic Doom Bar brew as an extra-chilled variant because the brewer claims more consumers prefer cooler pints.