Beer: a respectable drink with a rich history

Summer drinks trends: Beer

By Lorraine Heller

Local and premium beers will continue to be a priority for consumers this summer, but in order to make the most of sales and appeal to a range of consumer groups, publicans must promote beer as a respectable drink with a diverse history.

Red Stripe will be distributed by Diageo as of 1 August 2011

Diageo to distribute Red Stripe from August

By Becky Paskin

Drinks distributor Diageo is to take over the marketing and distribution of lager brand Red Stripe from Wells & Young’s as of 1 August this year.

Both food and drink sales increased at Marston's

Pub group Marston’s reports strong sales

By Mark Wingett

Marston’s, the brewer and pub group, this morning said it was making good progress in each of its trading divisions, with sales growth in its managed pub arm up 2.4 per cent for the 23 weeks to 12th March 2011.

Marco Pierre White with JW Lees head brewer Michael Lees-Jones (left) and MD William Lees-Jones (centre)

Marco Pierre White launches beer brand

By Lorraine Heller

Marco Pierre White has teamed up with a Family brewery in Manchester to launch a new beer brand that promotes ‘Britishness’.

Molson Coors chief exec Mark Hunter is calling for a 'holistic alcohol strategy'

Molson Coors commits to unit labeling on glasses

By Lorraine Heller

Carling and Grolsch brewer Molson Coors has committed to providing alcohol unit information on its glasses, and will also introduce two-third pint measures in support of the Government’s Responsibility Deal.

The World Cup gave a welcome boost for pubs this summer

Review of the Year 2010: Pubs

By Becky Paskin

As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back at how the pub sector has evolved in the past 12 months.

How to brew Real Ale

How to brew Real Ale

By Becky Paskin

Camra’s Great British Beer Festival 2010 is currently underway at Earls Court in London, showcasing real ales, ciders and perries from around the country, as well as a selection of international beers