Ale & Stout

Hand in hand: Cobra can be paired with a variety of cuisines

Cobra unveils new food pairing campaign

By Nikkie Sutton

Molson Coors has announced the launch of a new campaign for Cobra, which is aimed at celebrating the beer’s food pairing credentials.

Top dog: BrewDog gives beer sales breakdown

Which BrewDog beers should you stock?

By Nicholas Robinson

Following its whopping annual sales increase of 97%, BrewDog has revealed its best-selling beers as well as the formats customers want the most.

Beer sales boom: BrewDog co-founder James Watt

BrewDog UK sales rose by 97% in 2016

By Nikkie Sutton

BrewDog's total UK sales soared by 97% last year and annual turnover was up 60%, making the Scottish brewer one of the fastest growing craft beer brands in the world.

New brews: Butcombe launched the two beers to celebrate its founding in 1978

Butcombe invades craft beer market

By Nikkie Sutton

Butcombe Brewing Co is to launch two new beers this month, Invader and Forty Two, in a bid to showcase its craft-brewing credentials.

Crafty: mainstream lager brands look to craft

How far will mainstream lager makers take craft?

By Nicholas Robinson

Big brewers are flexing their muscles to stay on top of the industry by investing in craft beer, but why are customers finding the quirkier styles more enticing and will it stay that way?

Deal struck: Marston's will distribute beer to part of Punch's current estate

Punch strikes distribution deal with Marston’s

By Nicholas Robinson

Punch will change its delivery service ahead of its proposed takeover by Heineken and Patron Capital, following current distributor Carlsberg’s announcement to withdraw its UK delivery service.

Gap in the market: Peroni Ambra to be served over ice with orange twist

Peroni wades in on aperitivo segment

By Nicholas Robinson

Asahi-owned Peroni is making a bigger push of its first aperitivo beer in the same week Gruppo Campari announced a massive growth in Aperol and Campari sales.

Crafty plans: Carlsberg could be ready to reveal craft brewery this year


Carlsberg plans to buy UK craft brewery

By Nicholas Robinson

Carlsberg will buy a UK craft brewery to bolster its growing portfolio of smaller brands with an artisan British beer, The Morning Advertiser can reveal.

Demands: CAMRA and WSTA set out general election manifestos

General election 2017

Drinks industry calls for ‘protection’ of £23.1bn pub trade

By Nicholas Robinson

Demands for a more prosperous pub and drinks industry have been set out by sector organisations the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) ahead of the general election.  

New appointment: Jayne Goater is now Butcombe's project brewer

Molson Coors brewer joins Butcombe

By Nikkie Sutton

Butcombe Brewing Co has handed the job of new project brewer to Jayne Goater – who used to work for beer giant Molson Coors.

Vegan-friendly beer: Guinness stops the use of isinglass

Guinness on draught goes vegan

By Nicholas Robinson

Guinness has announced it will finally go vegan by abolishing the use of fish-derived isinglass from its production process, after revealing plans to do so two years ago.

Refocus: Fuller's is looking to set itself apart from rivals

Fuller’s replaces wine team in refocus

By Helen Gilbert

Fuller’s has replaced its entire wine team as it looks to set itself apart from its rivals as an expert in wine, The Morning Advertiser has learned.

Top tips: make sure your beer is served at its best

Exploding beer video goes viral

By Nikkie Sutton

A viral video of an exploding beer keg from a German brewer has prompted the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) chair Buster Grant to give advice on ensuring beer quality.

Flavour boom: TailGate founder predicts rise in flavoured craft beer consumption

US flavoured craft beer invasion gaining pace

By Nicholas Robinson

Flavoured craft beer is the juggernaut powering the growth of Tennessee’s self-proclaimed largest craft beer producer across The Pond to the UK, a trend TailGate Beer founder Wesley Keegan does not envisage slowing.

Partnership: worldwide music streaming business Spotify has teamed up with Hobgoblin

Hobgoblin unveils partnership with Spotify

By Nikkie Sutton

Hobgoblin beer is joining forces with music streaming service Spotify to form a campaign in a bid to celebrate the behind-the-scenes people of famous bands.

New site: Innis & Gunn opens its fourth venue

Innis & Gunn launches largest Beer Kitchen

By Nicholas Robinson

Scottish brewer and pub operator Innis & Gunn has launched its fourth and largest Beer Kitchen concept in Glasgow’s West End, with its own onsite microbrewery.

Clean break: beer hygiene is under the spotlight

7 day beer line cleaning rule ‘not strictly true’

By Nicholas Robinson

Cleaning beer lines every seven days is not necessarily the tell of good hygiene, on-trade cellar sanitisation firm Avani has claimed after a report outed the ‘dirtiest’ beer in Britain.

Go West: Marston's MD Richard Westwood talks cask debate

Big Interview

The man behind the cask: Marston’s MD on real ale

By Nicholas Robinson

Controversy is following cask ale of late. Brewers, fans and critics have all condemned the rise of substandard pints in pubs, as well as the fact much of the trade is selling the beverage too cheaply.