Drinks

Mind the gap: Stowford Press Mixed Berries is seen to fit between standard and super-premium

In Association with Westons

Why cider is getting fruity

By Nicholas Robinson

Many marked fruit cider as a passing trend, an alternative to RTDs that would last just a summer. How wrong they were. Draught fruit ciders have become an increasingly important part of a pub’s offer and now they’re going premium.

Growth drive: James Clay hopes the acquisition will help expand its reach in the Midlands

James Clay snaps up Beer Direct distributor

By James Beeson

Craft and specialist beer distributor James Clay is set to expand its reach in the Midlands following the acquisition of regional distributor Beer Direct.

Without booze: this alcohol-free cocktail is refreshing thanks to the grapefruit and mint ingredients

How to make: pink grapefruit cooler

By Nikkie Sutton

Bright sunshine and warm climates call for a drink that tickles the taste buds while quenching a thirst. The pink grapefruit cooler ticks all the boxes.

Trend: beer styles such as DIPAs and imperial stouts are increasingly sold by craft brewers in 440ml or 500ml cans

Could DIPAs be banned under new Portman Group guidelines?

By James Beeson

Brewers selling double IPAs (DIPAs), imperial stouts and other strong beer styles in large packaging formats could fall foul of a new review into the Portman Group’s code of practice, according to the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

Boss departure: CAMRA chief executive Tim Page steps down

CAMRA chief executive Tim Page steps down

By Nicholas Robinson

The Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) chief executive Tim Page has announced he will no longer head the organisation following the results of the Revitalisation Project in April.