Wadworth's Small Beer is being launched in January for the big squeeze

Wadworth launches 2.8% beer for January 'squeeze'

By Emma Eversham

Wiltshire brewer Wadworth has created a 2.8% ABV beer for the January 'squeeze', designed for when consumers traditionally cut back on the calories they consume and their spending.

Mintel's research says the share of beer trade from pubs is down but has risen slightly in restaurants

Decline in pub drinking drives beer sales down

By Peter Ruddick

A decline in the number of people drinking in pubs has led to beer sales dropping by £2.2m this year, according to new data released by Mintel, although sales in restaurants rose slightly as the trend for matching beer with food grew..

Molson Coors will embark on a three-week sampling tour for Animée beer

Pink, girly beer won’t tempt women, says master beer sommelier

By Luke Nicholls

As Molson Coors launches a sampling campaign for Animée, its new low-calorie beer range designed for women, master beer sommelier Mark Stroobandt believes many brewers and pub operators are ‘getting it wrong’ when it comes to attracting the female beer-drinking...

Julian Grocock, SIBA chief executive, with Nigel and Vanessa Williams, licensees of The Ranmoor Inn, Sheffield

SIBA Locals pub scheme reaches 100 members

By Luke Nicholls

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has reached 100 members for its SIBA Locals scheme, which launched this summer in a bid to help licensees capitalise on growing demand for locally-sourced food and drink in pubs.

Colin Wilde (left) and Charlie Bromeley (right) of Castle Rock Brewery collected their Overall Winner award from SIBA chairman Keith Bott

Castle Rock named best UK brewer at SIBA Business Awards

By Luke Nicholls

Nottingham-based brewer Castle Rock was announced Overall Winner at the SIBA Business Awards 2011, while a further eight brewers were recognised for their business development skills last night in London.

Eighty per cent of pub owners expect sales of cask ale to rise

Pub landlords pin hopes on cask ale

By Luke Nicholls

Pub Landlords throughout the UK believe that cask ale could hold the key to the future of the Great British pub, according to new research by Molson Coors.

Tolly English Ale is due to be released from October

Greene King to release 2.8% ale

By Luke Nicholls

Cask ale brewer Greene King is set to unveil Tolly English Ale, a new lower strength ale at 2.8 per cent ABV.

Crabbies Mulled Ginger Wine is available to the on-trade and take-home markets for the winter period

Christmas products: Drink

By Luke Nicholls

BigHospitality takes a look at some festive-themed drinks including Crabbie’s Mulled Ginger Wine, Medieval ale, Christmas coffee and Winter Shield ale. All of these drinks are available to the on-trade, and all are sure to make your business stand out...

This is the fifth annual Cask Report and the fourth year in which cask has outperformed the on-trade beer market

Cask ale ‘helping pubs to survive’

By Luke Nicholls

Cask ale drinkers are twice as likely to visit the pub as non-cask drinkers, spend more when they’re there and, most importantly, can’t switch to the supermarket to purchase their favourite drink.

Pubs are judged by Camra's 130,000 members on all the criteria that make a great local

Camra reveals Britain's top 16 pubs

By Luke Nicholls

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has named the 16 best real ale pubs in Britain in its yearly guide released today.