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Help us do more with low-alcohol options, urges BBPA boss

Help us do more with low-alcohol options, urges BBPA boss

Beer is the driving force behind the spike in the popularity of low and no alcohol alternatives – but more must be done to bring labelling in line with Europe.

Help us do more with low-alcohol options, urges BBPA boss
Game of Thrones Whiskies have been launched ahead of season 8 release in April 2019

Game of Thrones whiskies launched

Diageo has revealed a limited-edition range of single malts ahead of the hotly anticipated final series due to air on April 14.

Game of Thrones Whiskies have been launched ahead of season 8 release in April 2019
SIBA Business Awards 2019 are open for entries now

Are you the UK’s best independent craft beer pub or bar?

We've joined forces with the Society of independent Brewers (SIBA) again to crown the best in Britain.

SIBA Business Awards 2019 are open for entries now
Hogs Back Brewery is urging drinkers to go to their local this January

Hogs Back Brewery urges drinkers to go TEAtotal in support of their local

The Surrey brewer is promoting its flagship ale, TEA (Traditional English Ale), this January with a campaign that encourages people to get down the pub and has also announced it is building the first traditional style kiln to be constructed in over 100 years.

Hogs Back Brewery is urging drinkers to go to their local this January
New drinks for Dry January and Try January

3 new non-alcoholic drinks for Dry January

Including an IPA, a spirit and a non-alcoholic version of Peroni.

New drinks for Dry January and Try January
Gin sales are fizzing in UK pubs and bars

On-trade gin sales pass £1 billion

A hot summer and new flavoured gins drove record sales of the spirit in pubs and bars last year, according to a report by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

Gin sales are fizzing in UK pubs and bars
Tips to help you make the most of the Christmas opportunity

The festive frenzy has arrived…

Here's some last-minute tips to help you make the most of this Christmas

Tips to help you make the most of the Christmas opportunity
Night out spend up but visits down

Night out spend up but visits down

People are going out a little less but reach deeper into their pockets when they do.

Night out spend up but visits down
Drinks brands go for the vegan crowd

Drinks brands go for the vegan crowd

Craft alcoholic soda Crooked and syrup range Monin have both announced January campaigns aimed at the Veganuary crowd.

Drinks brands go for the vegan crowd
Around 1,000 Ei pubs will be taking part in the free drinks deal

Ei Publican Partnerships is giving away 45,000 drinks to pub-goers

The Pubco has teamed up with some of the UK's biggest drinks producers to run the promotion in a bid to boost pubs sales this January.

Around 1,000 Ei pubs will be taking part in the free drinks deal
Gordon's Ultra Low Alcohol G&T is just 0.5% ABV

Gordon’s Ultra Low Alcohol G&T has been launched in the on-trade

Brand owner Diageo has made two variants of the 0.5 per cent ABV pre-mixed gin and tonic available to pubs and bars in time for Christmas.

Gordon's Ultra Low Alcohol G&T is just 0.5% ABV
The Friday before Christmas last year was the second busiest day for pubs

One in three pints served over Christmas isn’t up to scratch

The latest data from the Vianet Draught Insight Report suggests that of the 13,000 barrels of beer sold on the last Friday before Christmas last year, 4,000 barrels were poured at either the wrong temperature or through unclean lines.

The Friday before Christmas last year was the second busiest day for pubs
Britvic's Sensational Drinks website offers advice and help to pubs and bars

Revamped Britvic website aims to make drinks sensational

Operators signing up to Britvic's new Sensational Drinks website can claim free PoS kits, glassware and the chance to win £100 worth of shopping vouchers.

Britvic's Sensational Drinks website offers advice and help to pubs and bars
Mixed drinks are an important part of a pub's Christmas drinks offer

Festive cheers: mixed drinks for Christmas

For over half of adults planning to drink alcohol at Christmas, the tipple of choice is spirits, according to research undertaken by Britvic last year, which focused on festive drinking habits. 

Mixed drinks are an important part of a pub's Christmas drinks offer
Pubs see best summer beer sales in 15 years

Pubs see best summer beer sales in 15 years

Surge in beer sales sees the first growth in the third quarter for more than 15 years.

Pubs see best summer beer sales in 15 years
Stryyk Not Vodka joins Not Gin and Not Rum

No alcohol vodka launched

Stryyk Not Vodka joins Stryyk Not Gin and Stryyk Not Rum this month, aimed at teetotallers and those cutting down on alcohol.

Stryyk Not Vodka joins Not Gin and Not Rum
Brewhouse & Kitchen World Record beer tasting

1,264 people set a world record beer tasting

Pubco Brewhouse & Kitchen organised the event across 21 of its sites last week.

Brewhouse & Kitchen World Record beer tasting
Old Speckled Hen Low Alcohol launched

Low alcohol Old Speckled Hen launched

The 0.5 per cent ABV version of Old Speckled Hen reflects "changing lifestyles and the consumer landscape embracing healthier living," said brewer Greene King

Old Speckled Hen Low Alcohol launched
Christmas cocktail inspiration

Cocktails for Christmas

Looking to impress your punters this Christmas? Here's some inspiration for your cocktail list.

Christmas cocktail inspiration
The World's Most Expensive gin with Phil Whiteman of the Old Bell Inn, Saddleworth, Greater Manchester

A landlord has bought the world’s most expensive gin

Phil Whiteman of The Old Bell Inn, Saddleworth, Greater Manchester has bought a £4,000 gin to add to his record-breaking collection of gins.

The World's Most Expensive gin with Phil Whiteman of the Old Bell Inn, Saddleworth, Greater Manchester

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