Cider

In season: Bloody ‘Ell is one of the biggest beer releases in every beer geek’s calendar

New products: Bloody ‘Ell is back

By James Beeson

Beavertown’s seasonal blood orange IPA is back in stock. Be quick, it won’t hang around for long, and when it’s gone, it’s gone.

Cider option: the alcohol-free variant has been launched in response to a growing demand for low- and no-ABV drinks

Old Mout releases alcohol-free cider

By Nikkie Sutton

Old Mout has unveiled an alcohol-free cider for the first time, in response to the growing demand for low- and no-alcohol drinks.

Core matters: cider has 9% of the total UK wet sales (image credit: urfinguss/iStock/Thinkstock.co.uk)

Cider report

How much will cider grow?

By Nikkie Sutton

Certain dispense methods in the cider segment are thriving while others need a shot in the arm. Here, we look at the statistics and how you can use cider to boost the bottom line.

'Unfair taxation system': Hawkes chief cider maker Roberto Basilico (left) and founder Simon Wright

UK cider taxation system ‘harming industry growth’

By James Beeson

London-based cider maker Hawkes has attacked the current UK cider taxation system, and accused the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) of failing to represent the interests of smaller producers.

Figure drop: packaged cider value also fell by 5.3%

Packaged cider volumes flop

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators should widen their draught cider offer after volume sales of packaged cider saw a fall of 9.3% since last year, new figures have revealed.