Diageo invests €100m to decarbonise Dublin Guinness site

Diageo has announced plans to invest over €100 million to decarbonise Guinness' home site at St. James’s Gate in Dublin.

Budweiser Brewing Group to distribute Kopparberg in the UK

Budweiser Brewing Group, part of AB InBev, will be the new distributor of Kopparberg products in the UK on-trade, effective from 28 May.

James Watt to step down as BrewDog CEO

BrewDog has announced that James Arrow, currently COO, will succeed James Watt as CEO of the company, as part of a succession plan put in place last year.

Global breweries partner for sustainable grain initiative

‘Brewing for Impact’, an initiative that will see breweries from seven countries produce beer using the West African grain fonio, has launched.

Molson Coors to invest over £100m into UK breweries

Molson Coors Beverage Company has announced its plans to invest more than £100m in its UK brewery and beverage network over the next five years.

WSET partners with Women in Beer programme

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has become the new education partner for the Women in Beer Mentorship Programme.

Brands Report 2024: Beer

It may not be the biggest call at the polled bars, but beer is stocked in more than half of them.

US Beverage partners with Erdinger

US Beverage LLC (USB) has signed an agreement with German wheat beer brand Erdinger to be the exclusive US importer for its portfolio.

US Beverage partners with Erdinger

US Beverage LLC (USB) has signed an agreement with German wheat beer brand Erdinger to be the exclusive US importer for the brand’s portfolio.

Asahi acquires Octopi Brewing to produce Super Dry in the US

Asahi Europe and International (AEI) has announced the acquisition of Octopi Brewing, with plans to brew Asahi Super Dry in the US for the first time.

The International Beer Challenge 2024 launches

Now in its 28th year, the International Beer Challenge (IBC) has launched for 2024, calling on global brewers to submit their work for evaluation by industry judges.

Guinness brewery in Chicago opens to the public

The Chicago Guinness Open Gate Brewery has opened to the public, marking the Diageo-owned brewery’s second location in the US following the 2018 brewery opening in Baltimore.

Conor McGregor stout brand Forged enters UK market

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor has announced the launch of his Irish stout brand Forged into the UK market through 350 ASDA stores on August 5.

Anchor to shut down after 127 years

After 127 years, having survived San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake, Prohibition and both World Wars, Anchor Brewing Company is closing down due to recent economic pressures.

Peroni launches lighter lager in UK and Ireland

Peroni Nastro Azzurro has announced the launch of a new light lager in the UK and Ireland aimed at a “younger on-trade consumer”.

Protium partners with Budweiser Brewing Group to decarbonise its Samlesbury brewery

Budweiser Brewing Group’s Samblesbury brewery, in partnership with Protium, has announced its plans to cut carbon emissions by developing a green hydrogen energy production facility at the site.

Bira 91 raises $10m from Japan’s MUFG Bank

Premium beer company, Bira 91, has raised $10m from MUFG Bank, Ltd. (MUFG Bank), Japan's largest bank, as the brand continues to grow at a rapid pace, tripling its market share from pre-covid levels.

Bill Gates buys stake in Heineken

The billionaire founder of Microsoft has bought a 3.76% stake in Dutch drinks giant Heineken Holding NV, although Gates has previously said he was “not a big beer drinker”.

Westons Cider announces £2m investment in new presses

UK cider maker, Westons Cider, has announced details of a £2 million investment to enhance its fruit pressing capacity.

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.

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%.

DJ Carl Cox joins team behind Islena

Spanish drinks group Vantguard has announced a three-way partnership with DJ Carl Cox and investment group B-Ikonik with Ibiza-inspired brand, Islena.

Heineken UK takes full ownership of Beavertown Brewery

Heineken UK has announced the purchase of the remaining shares of Beavertown Brewery, having purchased a minority stake in 2018, assuming full ownership of London’s largest brewery.

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.

Old Mout launches limited edition cider glasses for WWF campaign

Old Mout is launching its biggest campaign yet to spread awareness of its partnership with WWF by introducing limited edition cider glasses.

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.

Adnams announces Sierra Nevada collaboration to mark 150th anniversary

Suffolk-based brewery Adnams has announced that it will be collaborating with the California-based Sierra Nevada to launch a new transatlantic pale ale. 

Guinness announces plans for zero-emission transport

Guinness has announced plans to roll out the introduction of zero-emission vehicles into its transport fleet.

Brands Report 2022: Beer

High-end bars rarely allocate bar-top space to draught systems, meaning the bestselling list is a battle of the bottles.

Guinness launches at-home draught tap

Guinness has announced the limited first release in the UK of a draught tap for homes this Christmas.

Lucky Saint plans widespread mental health training

Alcohol-free beer brand Lucky Saint plans to train hundreds of professionals across the hospitality and retail industry in Mental Health First Aid.

Innis & Gunn declares 'robust' 2020 performance

Brewer Innis & Gunn has announced a robust performance for the  financial year ending December 2020.

Icelandic beer brand Eico launches in UK

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

Lucky Saint launches in cans

Alcohol-free beer brand Lucky Saint has launched in cans across the UK following its successful roll out in draught and bottle formats.

Edelweiss enters new Asian markets

Heineken has launched its wheat beer brand, Edelweiss, into new markets across Asia-Pacific alongside a new TV ad campaign.

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.

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.

Fuller’s London Pride announces partnership with The British & Irish Lions

Fuller’s London Pride has announced a two-year partnership with The British & Irish Lions, becoming the official beer of the rugby union team.

Brewdog launches campaign to plant 1m new trees

BrewDog has launched a new initiative to plant one tree for every multipack of its flagship beers purchased throughout 2021.

Desperados Virgin 0.0% enters global markets

Heineken has launched Desperados Virgin 0.0% globally in line with the growing alcohol-free beer sector around the world.

Brands Report 2021: Beer

Given the nature of high-end cocktail bars the Brands Report lends itself more to lager and lighter styles of beer over stouts and real ale, with Diageo’s Guinness proving the exception to the rule.

BrewDog’s climate awareness ad banned by ASA

BrewDog has responded to the Advertising Standards Authority with characteristic derision, telling the ad watchdog they “can go fuck themselves”, after receiving its second ban in under a year.

BrewDog launches 2020 advent calendar

BrewDog has launched a craft beer advent calendar with support from DS Smith and Glenhaze.

Lucky Saint gains UK nationwide listing

Premium alcohol-free lager brand Lucky Saint has gained national listing with Majestic, the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer.

Beavertown opens London's largest brewery

Beavertown Brewery has opened London’s largest brewery ‘Beaverworld’, located on a six-acre plot at Ponders End, Enfield.

Camden Town Brewery rebrands for NHS

Camden Town Brewery has rebranded its classic Camden Hells Lager to Camden Heroes, with all proceeds being donated to charities supporting UK healthcare throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Corona sales benefit from COVID-19 pandemic

Corona beer has seen a “spike” in sales due to the outbreak of global pandemic COVID-19 over the past month according to a report by IWSR.