Not upheld: OFCOM rejects BrewDog's complaint against BBC doc (Pictured: BrewDog’s Las Vegas rooftop bar)

Ofcom rejects BrewDog complaint against BBC

By Rebecca Weller

BrewDog’s complaint against a BBC documentary that highlighted alleged inappropriate behaviour from its chief executive has not been upheld by the communications regulator.

What's in the news 12 January?

Review of the Week

'I don't think beer is enough'

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with Beer and Coffee gaffer Matt Crowther to get his take on the week's news from wages to drinks sales, and whether beer is expensive enough.

Kicking off 2024: James Watt wants to make January 'as painless as possible'

£1 burgers and pizzas at BrewDog bars

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

From 3 January, BrewDog is offering customers burgers and pizzas for a quid as part of a ‘buy one, get one £1’ deal at any of their UK sites.

Epic ineptitude: BrewDog CEO James Watt (pictured) condemns Durham council over opening of firm's new site in the city

James Watt accuses Durham council of 'staggering incompetence'

By Rebecca Weller

BrewDog’s James Watt has condemned Durham County Council for its “staggering display of incompetence” regarding the firm’s new site in the city, yet the council says it has worked "tirelessly" to help the Ellon-based firm.

Property passport: Operators open sites across the globe


BrewDog eyes Asia expansion after Hong Kong launch

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

It's been a big month for BrewDog, with new sites launching in Hong Kong and Amsterdam, and now the operator is looking to further spread its wings into Asia.

'Craziness': James Watt shares the story of a rogue employee

James Watt shares story of rogue employee

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

BrewDog chief executive James Watt has shared a story of a fraudulent employee to highlight the less-talked-about side to being a CEO.

Array of experience: managing director of Boots Opticians James Arrow appointed as new Brewdog chief operating officer (Pictured: BrewDog's Las Vegas bar)

BrewDog appoints new COO

By Rebecca Weller

Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog has appointed James Arrow as its new chief operating officer (COO).

Keep cool: BrewDog launches new weather-based discount scheme taking place this week (Pictured: BrewDog co-founder and CEO James Watt)

BrewDog launches weather-based discount scheme

By Rebecca Weller

Scottish pub operator and brewer BrewDog has announced a “cost-saving initiative” to help customers keep cool during this week’s hot weather by reducing prices of its Cold Beer in line with temperatures rises.

Social storm: Is Threads a business tool or fleeting fad? (Credit: Getty/ WeAre)

Threads: a guide for pubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Threads, a new social media app from Facebook’s parent company Meta, amassed more than 150m downloads in just two weeks after launching earlier this month.

Who is the new ceo of Stonegate?

McDowall 'I'm in my dream job'

By Ed Bedington

For some of us, we’re lucky enough to enjoy our jobs, but for Stonegate boss David McDowall, he’s delighted to find himself doing the job he’d always wanted!

Swings & roundabouts:

BrewDog reports £24m operating loss

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

BrewDog has reported an operating loss of £24m in its latest trading update, but its founder retains “unshakeable confidence” in the Scottish brewery.

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?*

Travel sites: the first in the roll out is at London Gatwick, which is due to open in December

BrewDog to open sites at travel hubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

Craft brewer and operator BrewDog is set to roll out expansion plans at airport and railway stations across the UK.

On track: James Brown and the Duckpin bowling attraction at BrewDog Waterloo

BrewDog’s praise for ‘passionate believers’

By Gary Lloyd

BrewDog Bars CEO James Brown has heaped praise on fellow Publican Awards finalists for having the bravery to open new sites while the industry was exiting Covid-restricted times.

Something new: BrewDog announces stout headliner Black Heart

BrewDog releases new draught stout

By Rebecca Weller

Independent Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog has expanded its portfolio with the addition of a new draught stout, Black Heart, to its headliner range.

Stepping aside: BrewDog gives up B Corp certification less than two years after gaining the accreditation (Pictured: BrewDog's Las Vegas site)

BrewDog relinquishes B Corp status

By BigH

Scottish brewer and bar owner BrewDog has given up its status as a B Corp less than two years after gaining the accreditation.

Personnel change: Simon Longbottom (left) is set to be replaced as Stonegate Group CEO by David McDowall (right)

BrewDog’s McDowall replacing Stonegate’s Longbottom

By Nikkie Thatcher

Stonegate Group chief executive officer Simon Longbottom is stepping down from the role at the country's biggest pub company and is set to be replaced by BrewDog’s David McDowall in February 2023.