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Diageo dropping the "Guinness" from name of its US beer business

Published:  09 August, 2016

Diageo is changing the name of its beer business in the US from Diageo-Guinness USA to Diageo Beer Co. USA to broaden its appeal.

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New cabinet members historically voted in favour of alcohol duty hikes

Published:  15 July, 2016

While trying to establish beneficial trading terms with the EU should Article 50 be enacted will be a top priority for the new government, how the new cabinet members voted on alcohol duty may be a bit worrying for the drinks trade.

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Curious Drinks gains hundreds of stakeholders and £1.7m investment

Published:  05 April, 2016

A growing beer and cider business has welcomed nearly 900 new stakeholders after raising over £1.7m in a crowd funding initiative

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Spirits business and retail outlets drive strong profit growth at Adnams

Published:  24 March, 2016

Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewer, distiller and retailer, saw profits rise 7.3% in 2015, despite flat sales growth.

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Grain versus grape: the rise of craft beer

Published:  07 March, 2016

"Stick a cork in it. Wine is done," declared the New York Daily News back in 2013. "Fancy beers in oversize bottles are the hottest items on drink lists at swank restaurants and bars across the city." 

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Bulleit partners with Hop House 13 for London Beer Week

Published:  22 February, 2016

Kentucky bourbon brand Bulleit is partnering with Hop House 13 Lager, as an official boilermaker sponsor for London Beer Week.

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Hall & Woodhouse to raise £250,000 for children's hospice charity

Published:  04 February, 2016

Family-owned Dorset brewer, Hall & Woodhouse, has partnered with the Together for Short Lives charity to raise £250,000 over the next two years.

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Carlsberg unveils world's best shopping trolley. Probably

Published:  29 January, 2016

Carlsberg has partnered with car customisation specialists Yiannimize to launch what it says is probably the best shopping trolley in the world.

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On-trade attitude to women and beer must change

Published:  20 November, 2015

The on-trade needs to recognise that beer is no longer a drink just for men, according to new research conducted by AB InBev.

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Pilsner Urquell's tank beer concept hits the north

Published:  09 October, 2015

Pilsner Urquell Czech lager has rolled out its tank beer concept to northern England.

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Improved AB-Inbev bid not enough to tempt SAB Miller board

Published:  07 October, 2015

SAB Miller seems certain to reject an improved offer for the company from AB-Inbev.

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Diageo strategy to release non-core assets brings sale of Red Stripe lager stake to Heineken

Published:  07 October, 2015

Diageo has handed over control of Red Stripe lager to Heineken by selling its stake in the Jamaican brand owner Desnoes & Geddes.

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Majestic invites customers on to tasting team in craft beer push

Published:  06 October, 2015

Majestic customers are being given the chance to help choose a British beer to be stocked in all 211 of its stores as part of an Oktoberfest promotion.

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Beer steward qualification hits the 50 mark after just three months

Published:  29 September, 2015

Training body the Beer Academy has accredited more than 50 beer stewards in the first three months since the launch of the e-learning qualification.

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Cask ale drinkers more valuable than wine buffs to pubs says report

Published:  24 September, 2015

Cask ale drinkers spend 63% more than wine fans in the nation's pubs according to the 2015 Cask Report.

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AB-Inbev confirms approach made to Peroni brewer SAB Miller about possible bid

Published:  16 September, 2015

Stella Artois and Budweiser brewer AB-Inbev has confirmed that it has made an approach to UK-based rival SAB Miller about a possible takeover of the company.

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Analysis: What is driving the craft beer craze in the on-trade?

Published:  14 September, 2015

There's no doubt the craft beer movement that started in the US has migrated across the pond to UK shores and is here to stay. And with the craft beer boom showing no signs of slowing, the on-trade is poised to capitalise on this unquenchable thirst.

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Micropubs on the rise as proportion of outlets serving real ale hits 70% says Camra

Published:  10 September, 2015

The Campaign for Real Ale says seven out of 10 British pubs now serve cask ale.

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Rhubarb-growing astrophysicist sends beer into ... Waitrose

Published:  09 September, 2015

A home-brewing Cambridge astrophysicist is to have a beer go on sale in Waitrose after winning a competition run by Derbyshire craft brewer Thornbridge.

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Beavertown scoops top brewer award at International Beer Challenge

Published:  08 September, 2015

London's Beavertown Brewery has been named Supreme Champion Brewer in the 2015 International Beer Challenge run by Harpers' sister magazine Off Licence News.

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