Drinks

Threat: beer is in good health, but there are real threats

Beer Summit

Threats to beer: ‘draught cocktails and soft drinks’

By Nicholas Robinson

The emergence of draught cocktails on the bar could pose a real threat to beer sales in pubs as font space becomes ever tighter in an increasingly competitive market, a leading analyst has warned.

Beer star: Chapel Down's Gareth Bath launches MA's Beer Summit

Beer Summit

Brewers are the ‘rock stars of our trade’

By Nicholas Robinson

Consumers have never been as excited about beer as they are now, with more talking about taste and flavours than a decade ago, Chapel Down Group MD Gareth Bath said at the opening of the Beer Summit today (12 July).

Controversial: the beer provoked a mixed reaction on its launch in March

Complaint over BrewDog Pink IPA upheld

By James Beeson

A complaint about BrewDog’s limited edition Pink IPA has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel, industry watchdog the Portman Group has revealed.

Recipe for success: three ideas for the perfect gin and tonic

In association with Fever-Tree

Three G&T serves you won’t be able to resist

By Nicholas Robinson

The humble gin and tonic; what can go wrong and what more can be done to such a simple drink? The answer to both questions is, actually, quite a lot.

Herbaceous accompaniments: keep your gin garnishes fresh

In association with Fever-Tree

How to grow a gin garnish garden

By Nicholas Robinson

Whether you’re growing them on the bar for staff to garnish drinks with or in your pub garden for consumers to pick and choose for themselves, a G&T garnish garden is a quirky way to create a bit of atmosphere and theatre.

Tasty tipple: rum is predicted to be the next big trend in spirits, according to experts

Top drinks trends from Imbibe 2018

By Nikkie Sutton

A continuing demand for gin, dark and fruity beers, and sparkling wines are three trends that operators need to look out for, according to four drinks producers at this year’s Imbibe Live show.