Beer

A sporting chance: volumes sales fall versus the same week last year (credit: Getty/sturti)

Like-for-like on-trade drinks sales volumes down

By Gary Lloyd

On-trade drinks sales have fallen behind last year’s volumes but it would be difficult to beat last year’s biggest single day of sales when England competed in the football World Cup quarter final.

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.

What are the best selling brands of 2023?

DRINKS LIST 2024

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.

Figure show: the top selling cask brands of the year are unveiled (image: Getty/Rouzes)

DRINKS LIST 2024

The top cask brands to stock

By The Morning Advertiser

Sharps Doom Bar was the best-selling cask ale brand in 2023, data from The Morning Advertiser’s The Drinks List has found.

Deck the halls: offering a variety products could help retain customers into the new year

CHRISTMAS NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Beers and spirits dominate new drinks for Christmas

By Gary Lloyd

Hey, if you didn’t realise, Christmas is round the corner and now is an ideal time to launch some new drinks that could keep customers coming back until next Yuletide.

Tough position: price of a pint of lager jumps 12.5% YOY (Credit: Getty/agrobacter)

Price of a pint of lager jumps 12.5% YOY

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint of draught lager increased 12.5% in the year to October 2023 as pubs and brewers “struggle to survive”.

Level the burden: Andy Slee of SIBA has called for fairness on taxation

OPINION

Unfair tax system must be fixed

By Andy Slee, chief executive, Society of Independent brewers (SIBA)

In a free market economy, Governments help things that are good for society and tax things that aren’t. Life should really be that simple.

New products: this month's round up features Black Sheep Brewery, Molson Coors, Hogs Back Brewery and more

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Black Sheep Brewery releases first craft beer

By Rebecca Weller

This month's round-up includes new products from Black Sheep Brewery, Molson Coors, Thatchers Cider, Warner's Distillery and more.

Sounds good: Signature Brew is launching its third fundraising drive

Signature Brew smashes fundraising target on day 1

By Gary Lloyd

East London-based Signature Brew, which is known for collaborating with musicians and bands, has launched its third crowdfunding campaign and is overfunding before the first day of the drive is over.

On-trade boost: sales of cider rose the most year-on-year last week (credit: Getty/ViewApart)

Weather and sport boost weekly drink sales

By Gary Lloyd

Drinks sales in the on-trade rose by 3% in the week to last Saturday (14 October) with the Rugby World Cup and good weather cited as the key drivers.

Official figures: the average cost pf a pint of beer remains at £4.62 in September - the same as August (image: Getty/agrobacter)

No change of average pint price

By Nikkie Thatcher

The average cost of a pint draught lager stayed at £4.62 in September – the same price as the previous month, according to official figures.

Free webinar -  improving your cask offer

CASK WEBINAR

How to improve your cask offer – free webinar

By Gary Lloyd

Whether you’re a licensee wanting to start serving cask beers or a pub company looking for a few tips to improve the offer you already have – this free webinar is one you won’t want to miss.

Huge restraint: value of beer sales in the on-trade increasing at a higher rate than volume (Credit: Getty/Jack Andersen)

EXCLUSIVE

Value of beer sales in pubs higher than volume

By Rebecca Weller

Beer sales in pubs have seen a marginal increase in volume compared with a higher turnover in value over the last 12 months, demonstrating “huge restraint” from pubs in the face of "outrageous" rising costs.

New products: this week's round up includes BrewDog, J20, Thatchers, Adnams, Port Askaig, Greene King and more

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

BrewDog releases new IPA

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round up includes new products from BrewDog, J20, Thatchers, Adnams, Port Askaig, Greene King and more.

Autumn start: On premise drink sales are behind last year's levels (Credit: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Drink sales dip after weeks of growth

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

On premise drinks sales last week were down year-on-year for the first time since mid-August, CGA by NIQ’s daily drinks tracker has revealed.