Beer

Hampshire business: Ringwood Brewery was sold to Marston's Brewery in 2007

CMBC planning to sell Ringwood Brewery

By Nikkie Thatcher

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) has revealed it is proposing to sell Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire citing the venue’s location being in a residential area makes expansion complicated as part of the reason.

New products: this week's round-up features Old Mout, Luscombe and Theakston

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Luscombe launches new Raspberry Crush variant

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Luscombe, Old Mout, Camden Town Brewery, ICB, Theakston, DropWorks and Lancaster Spirits Company.

Next chapter: Black Sheep Brewery has been acquired by Breal Group (Credit: Getty/andresr)

Black Sheep acquired by Breal Group

By Rebecca Weller

North Yorkshire-based Black Sheep Brewery, its shop and pubs have been acquired by lending and advisory firm Breal Group.

New products: this week's round up includes Bathtub Gin, Camden Town Brewery, Otter Brewery, Jam Shed, Black Sheep Brewery, Salcombe Distilling Co., Seven Brothers and Hive Mind Brewery

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Bathtub Gin releases new seasonal flavour

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Bathtub Gin, Camden Town Brewery, Otter Brewery, Jam Shed, Black Sheep Brewery, Salcombe Distilling Co., Seven Brothers and Hive Mind Brewery.

Operator opinion: Dom Hope-Smith is the director and co-founder of Carnival Brewing Company in Liverpool shares his views on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's comments about cheaper beer prices (image: Colin Lane)

OPINION

Sunak’s smoke and mirrors won’t bring down the cost of a pint

By Dom Hope-Smith, director and co-founder, Carnival Brewing Company

During a recent trip to Japan on his way to the G7 summit, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak gave a press interview in which he was quoted as saying: “We reformed the alcohol duties that mean this summer you will be able to get cheaper beer in pubs. These are...

Spiralling costs: draught lager prices soar by 11% year-on-year (Credit: Getty/mikedabell)

Draught lager prices soar by 11%

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint of draught lager increased by 11% in the year to April 2023, figures from the Office For National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

Political delusions on cheap beer are damaging

OPINION

Delusions of cheaper beer is beyond naive Prime Minister

By Ed Bedington

You have to wonder if politicians really believe the things they say because our Prime Minister’s recent comments about how one of the benefits of Brexit has been the delivery of cheaper beer does seem to fly in the face of reality.

Increased balance sheet strength: improved results have led to dividends for C&C shareholders (credit: Getty/DenisMArt)

C&C: challenging conditions to remain, net revenue up 18.4%

By Gary Lloyd

Drinks business C&C Group said it expects macroeconomic conditions to continue affecting trade adversely – particularly in Great Britain – but also announced an 18.4% boost to net revenue in its results for the 12 months ended 28 February (FY23).

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 61

The Lock In Podcast

Black gold: Why is Guinness so popular?

By Ed Bedington

Guinness is an iconic brand that has stood the test of time and continues to forge a path others can only dream of. The Lock In team takes a closer look and asks: Why is Guinness the only show in town?*

Diageo md reflects on first year in job

Big Interview

The undercover boss

By Ed Bedington

There won’t be many captains of industry that look to stay close to the coalface, but for one top boss, playing an undercover role behind the bar is key to understanding his business.

New products: this week's round-up features Funkin Cocktails, Adnams and Robinson's Brewery

Funkin Cocktails introduces three new flavours

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Funkin Cocktails, Adnams, BrewDog Distilling Co., Robinsons Brewery, Sovereign Brands, Meantime Brewery, Mydflower Sparkling Wine and Siren Craft Brew.

How to survive in the pub trade

'Total war' - surviving 20 years in the trade

By Ed Bedington

Surviving 20 years in the pub trade without going backwards is no mean feat, but the founders of the Three Cheers Pub Co can look back with a real sense of achievement.

Banning alcohol at work events

Perspective needed on work parties

By Ed Bedington

If things can’t get much worse for the pub sector, the fun-police are now out trying to ban drinking at work parties.

In the club: Stonegate's Clubhouse 5 sports bar opened on Thursday 5 May

Record GBPA winner moves to Stonegate’s Clubhouse 5 site

By Gary Lloyd

Multi-award-winning pub operator Paul Eastwood – whose Famous Three Kings site has scooped Best Pub to Watch Sport at the Great British Pub Awards (GBPA) an incredible FIVE times – has taken over new site Clubhouse 5.

Advice given: Poppleston Allen looks into if operators can serve under 18s low alcohol beer (image: Getty/Klaus Vedfelt)

LICENSING HUB - LEGAL WITH POPPLESTON ALLEN

The rules for serving low alcohol beer to under 18s

By Suraj Desor, associate solicitor, Poppleston Allen

This week's column looks at the licensing law around serving low alcohol to customers under 18 years old.

New products: Dead Man's Fingers announces new rum

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Dead Man's Fingers reveals new flavoured rum

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Dead Man's Fingers, Salcombe Distillery, Greene King, Peony Wine, Arkell's Brewery and Kavka Vodka.

Perfect storm: Government has not done enough to protect brewers from events beyond their control (Credit: Getty/LauriPatterson)

Gov 'hasn't done enough' to protect brewers

By Rebecca Weller

Black Sheep Brewery’s notice to appoint administrators shows the Government “simply hasn’t done enough”, The Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) has claimed.

Over the moon: A launch party on 13 May will celebrate the new beer (credit: Getty/ LauriPatterson)

Bright start for Snowmoon Brewing

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Snowmoon Brewing is launching in May as the project of London-based friends Joon Chung and Oli Edmonds.

New products: this week's round-up features Westons Cider, Camden Town Brewery, Theakston Brewery, Salcombe Brewery and Sheppy's Cider, Hepworth Brewery, Brockmans Gin and Whitebox Cocktails

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Westons launches new Rosie's Pig variant

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features new products from Westons Cider, Camden Town Brewery, Brockmans Gin, Theakston Brewery, Salcombe Brewery, Whitebox Cocktails, Hepworth Brewery and Sheppy's Cider.

Regal offerings: new drinks products specifically launched to celebrate the crowing of King Charles III (credit: Getty/CHUNYIP WONG)

New products for King's coronation

Raise a royal glass – new products for the coronation

By Gary Lloyd

To celebrate the King’s coronation, which takes place on Saturday 6 May, plenty of drinks producers are launching products to tie in with the festivities – here are some that could help you boost trade.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 59

Lock In Podcast

Getting your cask offer right

By Ed Bedington

Cask beer is a key component of the pub operation, but are we getting it right? The Lock In team takes a look at where pubs are going wrong with cask and how you can up your game on a category that is key to a good operation.

Champions of cask and keg: the winners at MaltingsFest – Eight Arch and Yonder Brewing

Eight Arch and Yonder win best cask and keg SIBA titles

By Gary Lloyd

Eight Arch Brewing Co and Yonder Brewing have taken home the two Overall Champion awards in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) South-West Independent Beer Awards, which took place last night (Thursday 20 April) at the MaltingsFest beer festival...

New products: this week's round-up features Camden Town brewery, Budvar, Magic Rock and Northern Monk

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND-UP

Camden Town Brewery unveils latest seasonal beer

By Rebecca Weller

This week’s round-up features new products from Camden Town Brewery, Northern Monk, Morris Whisky, Bar Buoy, Magic Rock, Budvar and Maiden Mill.

Make or break moment: draught lager prices soar by 11.9% in year to March 2023 (Credit: Getty/Klaus Vedfelt)

Draught lager prices rocket by 11.9%

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint of draught lager soared by 11.9% in the year to March 2023, more than double the previous record-high year-on-year increase.