Beer Tax hikes are set to reach 42 per cent since the controversial escalator was introduced in 2008

Beer tax hikes threaten jobs of 300,000 young people, says BBPA

By Luke Nicholls

A new report commissioned by the British Beer& Pub Association (BBPA) shows that 300,000 young people are directly employed in the beer and pub industry, fuelling concerns that plans for huge beer tax hikes in next month’s budget will put more young...

Kevin Georgel, managing director, Admiral Taverns

Admiral Taverns introduces prize freeze for licensees

By Luke Nicholls

Pub company Admiral Taverns is to freeze the prices of a broad selection of its draught beers in an attempt to hit back at imminent increases in the amount of duty levied against alcohol sold in pubs and bars.

Pub Beer sales fell by the slowest rate since 2004, according to the BBPA

Pub beer sales decline at slowest rate since 2004

By Peter Ruddick

Beer sales continued to fall in 2011 with pub sales down by 3.4 per cent in the last year but the rate of decline has shrunk to the slowest since 2004, according to the latest Beer Barometer from the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).

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.