Ale & Stout

Innovative taste: Big Drop's Sour is a 0.5% ABV version of a popular trend in craft beer

7 low-alcohol beers for 'mindful' drinkers

By James Beeson

While many new craft brewers are seemingly chasing numbers and producing ever-stronger beers, there are a whole range of great lower-strength ales and lagers available for more mindful drinkers.

New opening: BrewDog has sights set on more London venues

BrewDog to open more London bars

By Nicholas Robinson

Craft beer brewer and pub operator BrewDog has its sights set on opening a new London venue, according to reports.

Cost-saving: CAMRA national chairman Colin Valentine assured members there was no cause for concern

CAMRA implements emergency cost-saving measures

By Nikkie Sutton

A potential shortfall in income has lead Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) leaders to take evasive action and put cost-saving measures in place, the organisation revealed in a letter to members.

Snub: none of Marble's bottled or cask beers were at this year's GBBF

Great British Beer Festival

CAMRA investigating Marble GBBF ‘blacklisting’ allegations

By James Beeson

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has confirmed it is investigating after Manchester brewery Marble penned an open letter to the organisation alleging its beers had been “blacklisted” from The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF). 

Sour times: Tiny Rebel owner Bradley Cummings will push cask sour beers this year

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Threats and trends: the future of cask ale

By Nicholas Robinson

Increased competition from craft keg beer, a poor quality of serve in the pub and too much choice on the bar are all threats to the future of cask ale, brewers at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) have told The Morning Advertiser.

Charity at heart: the MS Society raised more than £12,000 when it previously teamed up with GBBF in 2013

GBBF joins forces with the MS Society

By Nikkie Sutton

The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) is teaming up with the MS Society for this year’s event to raise funds and spread awareness of multiple sclerosis.

Taste of beers to come: barrel-aged beers are just one style of beer available at the GBBF

New World beers to debut exclusively at GBBF

By Nikkie Sutton

Beers from Australia, New Zealand and the USA will be exclusively showcased this summer at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) from 8 to 12 August.

Ruled: BrewDog not allowed to use Elvis in their branding

BrewDog loses Elvis Juice trademark battle

By Nicholas Robinson

Elvis Presley’s estate has won a trademark battle with Scottish craft brewer and pub operator BrewDog over the rights to use the rock legend’s name in their Elvis Juice beer.

Pioneering lager: Black Sheep takes a step in a new direction

Black Sheep Brewery launches first lager

By Nicholas Robinson

North Yorkshire’s Black Sheep Brewery has created its first ever lager, 54 Degrees North, which has been lauded as a new chapter for the brewer.

What's hot? Some of the top trends from Imbibe Live 2017

Imbibe Live 2017: top trends from the show

By Nicholas Robinson

Drinks trends that operators should look out for this year include the continued rise of gin, increased interest in foreign imports and rising interest in sparkling wines, five alcoholic drinks producers told The Morning Advertiser in this video.

Evolving styles: the next big thing is fruited beer, say experts

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

The future of craft beer: fruit?

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of fruit beer in the US’s well-established craft beer market account for 13% of total craft sales, which can be matched here in the UK, according to a leading buyer in the category.

Category update: CGA commercial director Graeme Loudon outlined the latest sales and figures for beer and cider at the event

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

Beer and cider trends from home and away

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators should expect to see more new craft beer and cider launches in the months ahead as experts in the sector predict a dramatic boost in consumer interest. 

Meeting standards: the trade needs to rethink its beer and cider hygiene training

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

Bad beer and cider hygiene must improve

By Nicholas Robinson

Operators investing little or nothing in beer and cider hygiene training must change their ways or risk a severe drop in sales, a panel of sector experts has warned.

Targeting the world: Gerry Tosh outlines BrewDog's global sales plans

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

BrewDog sets out ‘world domination’ plans

By Nicholas Robinson

BrewDog will dramatically expand its international business by pumping funds into markets such as France, Australia and Asia, as the brewer’s founders aim to be the largest craft brewer in the world.

Welsh wonder: Tiny Rebel sets sights on big growth

Tiny Rebel’s £2.6m brewery open

By Nicholas Robinson

Tiny Rebel’s £2.6m plans to grow production fivefold are one step closer to fruition now its 30,000sq ft foot brewery is open.

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