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World Cup estimated to generate £400 million per match in the UK economy

Published:  12 June, 2014

As 28 million UK adults prepare to watch the World Cup, the drinks trade gets ready to cash in on the opportunity with promotions on beers, wine and spirits.

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BrewDog sees profits skyrocket to £2.3 million

Published:  09 June, 2014

Maverick Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog has seen its profits skyrocket by 383% to £2.3 million for 2013, with turnover up 70% to £18 million.

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Top beer sommelier says craft beer revolution becoming more mainstream

Published:  04 June, 2014

Craft beer is being taken more seriously in the UK - evidenced by its growing prominence in circles formerly restricted solely to wine, says one of the country's top beer sommeliers.

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MPs get through £750k of wines, beers and spirits a year in House of Commons

Published:  29 May, 2014

MPs manage to get through £750,000 worth of alcohol a year whilst working at the House of Commons, according to media reports this week.

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Wine merchants launch Orpens cider with help of winemaker Bruce Jack

Published:  20 May, 2014

Two Irish wine merchants are launching craft cider Orpens into the UK market, with the help of renowned South African winemaker Bruce Jack.

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Oddbins launches own range of craft beers

Published:  08 May, 2014

Oddbins is to launch its own range of craft beers as it looks to build its brand and capitalise on the growing craft beer movement.

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BrewDog's co-founder James Watt attacks Portman Group and dismisses its rulings

Published:  28 April, 2014

 

Brewdog, the maverick Scottish brewery, has issued a stinging response to the Portman Group's ruling against the advertising for its Dead Pony Club pale ale. The company's co-founder, James Watt, has issued a strong statement where he sarcastically "apologises" for not "giving a shit" about what the Portman Group has said.

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BrewDog guilty of breaking Portman Group marketing rules for Dead Pony pale ale

Published:  28 April, 2014

BrewDog, the maverick has fallen foul of the Portman Group's alcohol marketing rules for its Dead Pony Club pale ale brand which was found to encourage "both anti-social behaviour and rapid drinking".

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BrewDog guilty of breaking Portman Group marketing rules for Dead Pony pale ale

Published:  28 April, 2014

Scottish brewer BrewDog has been rapped on the knuckles over its Dead Pony Club ale advertising, which encourages anti-social behaviour and rapid drinking.

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Mark Fiddes on why he is struggling with the beer brand smarm offensive

Published:  25 April, 2014

You may recognise the symptoms. It's more debilitating than hay fever; the snarling of the lip, the nausea, an ennui so enervating that zapping from Dave TV to a living human channel is almost impossible.

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BrewDog to open craft beer shop

Published:  24 April, 2014

BrewDog, the maverick Scottish independent brewer, is looking to bring its definitive edgy style to the high street with the opening of its a retail store, BottleDog, which will specialise in craft beers at its first site in London.  

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Constellation Brands bet on beer pays off

Published:  09 April, 2014

Constellation Brands released its 2014 fiscal results today reporting fourth quarter profits increasing 92% to $157 million, driven largely by market gains related to the acquisition of Grupo Modelo's US commercial beer business.

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Dedicated craft beer section at London Wine Fair

Published:  01 April, 2014

For the first time in its 34 year history, the London Wine Fair will have a dedicated beer section called the Brewhouse, which will focus on small batch, specialist and craft beers.

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'Sinful' wine and beer RTD launches

Published:  26 March, 2014

Mosel-based German wine producer ZGM has come up with the unthinkable: an RTD mixing beer and wine, being sold as an 'aromatised wine-cocktail' in a small, crown-capped beer bottle.

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UK wine industry is not on same footing as beer, cider and whisky, says Wilson Drinks Report

Published:  21 March, 2014

The UK wine industry is unlikely to receive the same kind of duty cuts awarded to the beer, cider and Scotch whisky industries in this week's Budget as most of the wine drunk in this country is imported.

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Key beer sponsors pull out of US St Patrick's Day celebrations over gay ban

Published:  17 March, 2014

Guinness, Sam Adam's Boston Beer Company and Heineken have all pulled their sponsorships of the New York City and Boston St. Patrick's Day parade because organisers excluded gay and lesbians groups from participating in the events.

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Countdown to Budget: pubs more reliant on wine and spirits sales says CGA study

Published:  17 March, 2014

Pubs are becoming increasingly reliant on wine and spirit sales, according to new figures released today by on-trade specialists, CGA Strategy.

 

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AB InBev launches rum-flavoured beer Cubanisto

Published:  06 March, 2014

The world's largest brewer AB InBev is launching a rum-flavoured premium beer - Cubanisto - in the UK.

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?London start-up delivers craft beers straight to desks

Published:  26 February, 2014

The aptly named DeskBeers delivers craft beer to thirsty office workers in London on Friday afternoons.

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Marston's to launch new range of craft beers from its regional breweries

Published:  18 February, 2014

Traditional brewer, Marston's  is looking to capitalise on the growing demand for craft beers by launching a new "Revionist" range of six artisan beers which will be unveiled to the trade and public at a special event, Craft Beer Rising, at the Old Truman brewery in London between February 21-23.  

 

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