Drinks Masterclass: how to make a Stray cocktail bar Quarter Margarita (Credit:Getty/SolStock)


How to make a Quarter Margarita

By Rebecca Weller

Co-founder of Manchester cocktail bar Stray, Ben Reilly, details how to create the venues low ABV serve Quarter Margarita.

Kirkstall's Holt rescues North Brewing from administration

Kirkstall rescues North Brewing

By Ed Bedington

Popular Leeds-based brewery North Brewing has been rescued from administration by Kirkstall Brewery.

Right thing to do: WSTA calls for duty cut in Spring Budget (Credit: Getty/Carlo Prearo)

WSTA: 'duty cut would offer much-needed boost'

By Rebecca Weller

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called on the Chancellor to cut wine and spirit duty to combat both falling sales volumes and reduced revenue to the Exchequer ahead of the Spring Budget in March.

Calling time: It's the end of the road for Manchester-based Squawk Brewing Co (credit: Getty/ilbusca)

Squawk Brewing Co announces closure

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Squawk Brewing Co, founded in Manchester in 2013, will close its doors for good, with a final beer coming out in March.

New horizons: Two Tribes to expand internationally in 2024

Two Tribes gears up for international growth

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

London-based brewery Two Tribes has secured a multi-million pound investment, and is continuing to grow in the UK as well as growing into two international markets.

Legacy system: two of the Union sets will be preserved at the brewery

CMBC to retire Union Sets

By Nikkie Thatcher

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) has announced it is retiring the four remaining Union Sets at Marston’s Brewery in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire because using them as fermentation vessels is no longer viable, according to the company.

People focus: 'We're a people business. Our first priority is for the team and our partners, suppliers and customers,' North co-founder Christian Townsley tells The Morning Advertiser

North Brewing co-founder ‘debt repayments like cement shoes’

By Nikkie Thatcher

The burden of debt repayments alongside a plethora of ongoing challenges were cited as the reasons behind Leeds-based business North Brewing filing a notice of intention to appoint administrators, one of the co-founders told The Morning Advertiser.

Member of the public's view: the complaint focused on a square looking like a circle, which allegedly indicated a zero percent ABV drink

Complaint against Asahi Super Dry beer thrown out

By Gary Lloyd

A complaint in which a member of the public believed Asahi Super Dry beer communicated itself as a non-alcoholic drink has been thrown out by The Portman Group’s Independent Complaint Panel.

Ominous escalation: cost of a pint increases by 10% YOY (Credit: Getty/MarioGuti)

Pint prices jump 10% YOY

By Rebecca Weller

The Government “must act to secure the future of pubs” as the average cost of a pint of draught lager in the on-trade soars by more than 10% year-on-year (YOY).

How to tailor a low and no drinks offer at your pub


The low and no drinks you must serve in January

By The Morning Advertiser

What goes up must come down is the saying, and the festive highs in the on-trade are painfully followed by January lows – but it doesn’t have to be this way.

290m pints poured at pubs in December festive season

290m pints poured in December

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Over December, 290m pints were sold, new data from market intelligence firm Oxford Partnership has revealed.

Big Interview: The Morning Advertiser talks brewing success with Becky Keane of Nirvana Brewery


The Big Interview: Becky Keane of Nirvana Brewery

By Rebecca Weller

The Morning Advertiser caught up with Nirvana Brewery co-founder Becky Keane to discuss the key to confidence, brewing success and championing women working in beer.

New products: this week's round up features Lucky Saint, Kingfisher and The Busker Irish Whiskey


Kingfisher unveils new zero alcohol variant

By Rebecca Weller

This month's round-up features new products from Kingfisher, Lucky Saint, Hattingley Valley, Two Tribes Brewery, Hive Mind and The Busker Irish Whiskey.

De minimis nonsense: operators brand the introduction of pints of wine in pubs as

Pint of wine sales 'distraction from real issues'

By Rebecca Weller

Operators across the sector have branded the concept of selling pints of wine in the on-trade as a “peculiar distraction” from more pressing issues and an attempt to “scrape” some “benefit” to Brexit.

Growing anger at Ringwood closure

Ringwood sales process slammed as a 'sham'

By Ed Bedington

Carlsberg Marston’s attempts to find a buyer for the iconic Ringwood Brewery prior to announcing its closure have been branded a “sham”.

Year off: The beer festival will return in 2025 (Credit: Getty/miodrag ignjatovic)

CAMRA flagship festival postponed

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Great British Beer Festival is taking time off in 2024 but will return the following year.

Number crunching: drinks sales were down compared to the same period in 2022 (image: Getty/ValentynVolkov)

Xmas drinks sales ‘on a knife edge’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Drinks sales for the last week of November/first weekend of December were down again compared to last year, new figures have found.

On-trend: SIBA has cited stouts and low ABV beers are ones to watch in 2024

Stouts and low ABV beers setting trends

By Gary Lloyd

Stouts and low ABV beers are leading the charge when it comes to trends in beer for the on-trade, according to the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

St Austell brewing director Georgina Young wins two awards


St Austell brewing boss’s double win

By Gary Lloyd

St Austell’s brewing director Georgina Young has scooped two awards for her continued dedication to the beer industry.

What are the best selling brands of 2023?


The Drinks List – top brands to stock in 2024

By The Morning Advertiser

Welcome to the Drinks List 2024 – a list of the top-selling beverages in the on-trade looking at 15 different categories during the past year.

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