Beer

Small beer festivals are a chance to help cask ale

THE CASK PROJECT

Can a rise in smaller beer festivals save cask ale?

By James Ramm, head of sales, Woodforde’s

Questions have been raised over the viability of big name beer festivals with the postponement of some of Britain’s biggest – but exciting alternatives for brewers remain in the rise of smaller festivals, writes Woodforde’s head of sales, James Ramm.

Plenty to celebrate: JW Lees managing director William Lees-Jones

JW Lees set to announce record sales

By Gary Lloyd

JW Lees managing director William Lees-Jones has told The Morning Advertiser the brewer, pub operator and hotel business is set to post record sales when its financial year figures are published next week.

Perfect result: Pint sales exceed expectations by 56% during Euros 2024 semi-final (Credit:Getty/FG Trade)

EXCLUSIVE: 12.5m pints poured during Euros 2024 semi-final

By Rebecca Weller

Beer sales in pubs during the Euros semi-finals finished 56% higher than previously predicted with 12.5m pints poured during the 90-minute match, data from real time market intelligence firm Oxford Partnership has revealed.

Celebration: England makes it through to the finals of the Euros 2024 tournament (Credit:Getty/FG Trade)

Pubs celebrate as England secures place in Euros final

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs celebrated after England made it through to the finals of the Euros 2024 tournament yesterday (Wednesday 10 Jul) and on-trade bookings for the final game soared after the final whistle.

Raising awareness: Star & Timothy Taylor joined forces to release collaborative charity brew

THE CASK PROJECT

Star and Timothy Taylor's release charity brew

By Rebecca Weller

Star Pubs, the pub arm of Heineken UK, has joined forces with Timothy Taylor Brewery to introduce a new limited-edition cask ale in a bid to tackle loneliness.

Football fever: the BBPA predicts up to 8m pints could be consumed in the run up to and during the match this evening

4 in 10 pubs to open later for Euros semi-final

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 40% of pubs are preparing to stay open later for the Euros semi-final tonight (Wednesday 10 July) where England will fight for a place in the final against the Netherlands.

Bohem bring Czech twist to London pub

Czech style brought to London pub

By Ed Bedington

London-based brewer Bohem has announced the opening of their second site after taking on the lease of pub in Finsbury Park.

Co-op anti-pub advert misses the mark

Opinion

Co-op promotion a slap in the face

By Ed Bedington

While the Co-op’s decision to focus on the pub sector with its recent sniping advert might be viewed internally as a bit of “light-hearted” fun, it's gone down like a cup of cold sick with the people it’s targeting.

New products: This week's round up features an on-trade exclusive from Seven Bro7hers

NEW PRODUCTS: EXCLUSIVE ON-TRADE RELEASE

Seven Bro7hers introduces fruity new beer for pubs

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round up features an on-trade exclusive from Seven Bro7hers alongside new products from Nirvana, Hooch, Greene King and more.

New deal: BBG to take over distribution of San Miguel in the UK from CMBC

BBG to take over San Miguel's UK distribution from CMBC

By Rebecca Weller

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company’s (CMBC) has shared its “disappointment” at Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I’s (BBG) new deal with Mahou San Miguel to distribute San Miguel in the UK.

Plenty of cheer: Euro 2024 has boosted sales at pubs (credit: Getty/monkeybusinessimages)

Knockout stages of Euros delivers for pubs

By Gary Lloyd

Pint sales in pubs have been helped by the Euros football tournament but, as with Euro 2020, the on-trade has been helped even more when the competition has reached the knockout stages.

Jeremy Clarkson buys Cotswold pub

Clarkson to open a country pub

By Ed Bedington

Having demonstrated how hard the farming game is, television presenter Jeremy Clarkson has now turned his attention to the pub sector with the reported purchase of a Cotswolds-based venue.

Price hikes: Lager costs up 4.6% YOY (Credit: Getty/Jack Andersen)

Pint prices jump 4.6% for second month in a row

By Rebecca Weller

The cost of a pint has increased by 4.6% for a second consecutive month, the latest year-on-year (YOY) figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

March to victory: Woodforde's relaunches Lion Heart in support of the England football team during the 2024 Euros

THE CASK PROJECT

Woodforde's brings back limited-edition ale for Euros

By Rebecca Weller

Norwich-based Woodforde’s brewery has re-released a limited-edition beer exclusively available to pubs on cask to show support for the Three Lions during the Euros 2024.

Experts at low & no event on taking advantage of sector

THE LOW & NO PROJECT

How training is key in low & no market

By Gary Lloyd

Getting your staff on board with low & no drinks is vital in claiming your share of a market worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

Organisation calls: CAMRA outlines six campaigning priorities in its election manifesto (image: Getty/Nirian)

CAMRA's key asks for next Government

By Felicity Giles

Fair tax for the sector, better planning protection and changing the business rates system are three of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)'s key asks ahead of the general election next month (4 July)

Drinks tracker: sales down year-on-year as heavy rain returned (Credit:Getty/Tim Parker)

Wet weather dampens drinks sales

By Rebecca Weller

After two weeks of year-on-year growth, wet weather has washed the positive figures away and pushed drinks sales back below 2023 levels.

Beer prices: Cost of a pint of lager jumps 4.6% in year to April 2024 (Credit:Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Lager prices up 4.6% YOY

By Rebecca Weller

Pint prices in pubs increased 4.6% in the year to April 2024, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

Number of women drinking beer in UK has decreased since 2018

Fewer women drinking beer than in 2018

By Gary Lloyd

Six years after research revealed the UK had the lowest percentage of beer drinkers in the world, new evidence has shown the figure has fallen further.

Boundless possibilities: BBPA Pint Tech conference looked at the benefits of technology and AI for pubs (Pictured: Emma McClarkin)

Pubs urged to embrace AI to 'futureproof' sector

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs need to dive headfirst into embracing technology, in particular AI, to “futureproof” themselves and be prepared to fulfil the needs of the next generation of customers.