Wild Beer Co persists after acquisition by Curious Brewery

Curious Brewery has reached an agreement to add Wild Beer Co to its portfolio, an acquisition that will double the size of the existing Curious operation.

Brands Report 2023: Beer

There’s a broad country spread when it comes to the beers stocked in the world’s best bars.

China suspends beverage imports from Taiwan

China has suspended some imports of beer, liquor and other beverages from Taiwan, allegedly over a labelling issue.

1906 Black Coupage named Supreme Champion at International Beer Challenge 2022

Spanish-lager 1906 Black Coupage by Hijos de Rivera brewery has been crowned Supreme Champion at the International Beer Challenge 2022 as well as winning the award for Best Lager above 5%.

Brewdog Distilling Co launches vodka made from waste beer

Brewdog Distilling Co has announced the launch of a new portfolio of vodkas produced using beer that doesn’t meet the brewery’s standards for release.

Severe drought puts stop to beer production in northern Mexico

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said that beer production in northern parts of Mexico is “over” as the region faces severe water shortages.

BrewDog overtakes Carlsberg in global beer brand value rankings

BrewDog has been ranked 14th most valuable beer brand in the world by independent brand valuation and consultancy firm Brand Finance, in its Alcoholic Drinks Report 2022, which ranks the world’s top 50 most valuable beer brands.

Shochu now sold under beer and wine license in New York

Shochu can now be sold under its own category name in the state of New York, US, after amendments to the Beverage Control Act allowing Japanese Shochu (24% ABV or under) to be sold under a beer and wine license.

BrewDog opens 25 bars in India

Scottish brewer and retailer BrewDog is set to open 25 more bars in India, growing its presence in the craft beer market.

Irish exports bounce back

Irish whiskey exports soared by 25% to reach €856m in 2021, according to new government gures, which also show that cream liqueur exports increased 19% to €367m, while gin exports were up 38%, albeit from a lower base.

No and low alcohol sales reached almost $10 billion in 2021

Sales of no and low alcohol beverages in 10 key global markets reached almost $10 billion in 2021 up from $7.8 billion in 2018, according to a new IWSR report.

Vocation Brewery unveils major redesign

UK craft brewer Vocation has invested in a redesign for its entire range.

Boston Beer Co. share price tumbles due to weak hard seltzer demand

Boston Beer Company saw its share price plummet by almost 10% yesterday after weak demand for hard seltzer forced it to pull its earnings guidance.

Icelandic beer brand Eico launches in UK

Icelandic beer brand Eico has launched in the UK which is made with water from glacial melt.

Camden launches beer made with Marmite

Camden Town Brewery has partnered with Marmite to launch a new limited edition beer which uses the popular spread in its brewing process.

White Claw lays out international expansion plans

It’s been a sobering quarter for hard seltzer. Sales of the canned RTD that disrupted the US alcohol market when it burst onto the scene in 2016, have for the first time, stalled.

Largest increase in alcohol consumption in the United States in almost two decades

In 2020, beverage alcohol consumption in the US saw the largest volume gain in nearly 20 years.

Research exposes high demand for draft alcohol-free beer

A consumer survey from alcohol-free beer brand Lucky Saint has revealed that nearly a third of people in the UK would now consider ordering an alcohol-free drink in bars, pubs or restaurants.

Asahi Super Dry becomes worldwide partner of Rugby World Cup 2023

Asahi Group Holdings has announced that Asahi Super Dry will be the official beer for the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France.

UK pubs will miss out on selling 14 million pints this St Patrick’s Day

Pubs across the UK will miss out on 14 million sales of pints this St Patrick’s Day due to lockdown closures, the British Beer & Pub Association has reported.

Yonder launches two seasonal beers

Somerset brewery Yonder has launched two seasonal beers featuring ingredients foraged in the local area.

Hofmeister secures investment from beer industry veterans

The former managing directors of Greene King and Ei Group have invested in Hofmeister after growing excited by its potential to take the world beer category by storm.

Heineken beats expectations in strong Q3

Heineken beat analysts’ expectations by reporting a volume sales decline of just 1.9% during the third quarter of 2020.

Carlsberg returned to sales growth in Q3

Carlsberg increased its forecast for full-year earnings after enjoying organic volume growth of 2.4% during the third quarter.

New York breweries discontinue Aqua Shiva beer after Hindu protests

Two New York breweries have apologized and swiftly discontinued a “highly inappropriate” collaboration beer named after a Hindu deity.

How to grow beer sales in a challenging market

In America, the beer category has lost volume to wine and spirit in recent years. There are several reasons for this.

AB InBev claims top spot in the UK sales chart

AB InBev has become the UK’s number one brewer by volume sales since the start of 2020.

WSET branches out into beer eduction

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has announced plans to branch out into offering dedicated beer qualifications for the first time.

British beer sales slump to a 20-year low

British beer sales have plummeted to a 20-year low after pubs and bars across the country were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

AB Inbev rolls out Hoppy app for consumer downloads

AB Inbev has turned to gamification in a bid to whip up a passion for beer among younger generations of drinkers.

Carlsberg UK and Marston's merge to create £780m joint venture

Carlsberg UK will merge with Marston’s to form a British brewing giant worth around £780 million.

Brands Report 2020: Beer

Almost 20% of bars polled for the Brands Report said Heineken was their number one bestseller.

Beer: Picture this

It’s all about the branding for craft beers trying to get noticed in a crowded marketplace. Shay Waterworth gets under the skin of funky designs

Halewood and Tsingtao part company

Halewood Wines & Spirits and Tsingtao Brewery have agreed mutually not to renew their longstanding distribution agreement.

Budweiser and Beam come together

AB InBev and Beam Suntory have announced a marketing collaboration between their Budweiser and Jim Beam brands.

Carlsberg Export sales up +9%

A year on from the launch Carlsberg UK says its Export premium lager is up +9% in retail sales and +49% up (in retail value) in its platinum and gold outlets.

Japanese beer No.1 choice in South Korea

Japanese beer has topped import sales in South Korea for 2016 according to data published by The Korea Herald.

US editor says no to sexism in beer industry

John Holl, editor of All About Beer magazine in the US, has voiced his concerns about sexist beer labels and the ‘lack of gender equality’ in the beer industry.

Sapporo sues Japan government over tax rates

Sapporo Breweries in Japan has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government seeking a tax return for the amount paid on its Goku Zero beer.

Cathay Pacific launches 'altitude friendly' beer

Cathay Pacific airline has developed an in-flight craft beer specifically designed to be consumed at 35,000 feet.

Meantime launches new can range

The Meantime Brewing Company in London has launched a can range of its three best selling beers.

Kellerbier beer hits UK On-trade market

Krombacher has launched Kellerbier in the UK On-trade market in response to the demand for ‘naturally cloudy’ beer.

Asahi UK launches Peroni Ambra

Asahi UK has expanded Peroni’s range with the introduction of Peroni Ambra, which combines a bitter and fragrant flavour inspired by the Italian aperitivo.

Black Sheep's Velo returns for Tour de France

UK-based Black Sheep Brewery has announced the return of its Velo pale ale for the Tour de France.

Joseph Holt serves up Westminster

Members of the UK Parliament gathered to celebrate the sale of Joseph Holt’s golden ale Two Hoots in the Palace of Westminster.

Cellar Trends takes charge at Chang

Cellar Trends has announced the takeover of Chang beer’s sales, distribution, and marketing from mid-April.

Adnams brew record-breaking profits

British brewer Adnams has announced a record-breaking 2016 having sold more than 100,000 barrels for the first time in its 140-year history.

Drinking Danishly

So, Danish brewer is spending £15m on revitalising its flagship Carlsberg Export brand (see news story) and at the core of activity is emphasising the company’s Danish origins.

Carlsberg UK announces £15m marketing spend

The British arm of the Danish brewer has announced a £15m marketing spend designed to revitalise its flagship brand, Carlsberg Export.

Asahi completes purchase of Miller brands UK

Asahi Group Holdings has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Miller Brands UK and the formation of Asahi UK.