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Robyn Black

Robyn Black

Robyn Black

Robyn Black is Inapub's drinks expert and editor. Follow her on Twitter @MrsRobynBlack

15.2.2016 Drink

Last year over one million pints of Help for Heroes, a collaborative ale from Marston's and injured veterans, were sold.

Its success means it will return for a second year this month.

 

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9.2.2016 Drink

Ah, 1993. Haddaway asked us "What Is Love?" X-Files hit screens for the first time and the Bacardi Breezer was launched, catapulting RTDs into every pub fridge in the land.
Since then life for 18 to 24-year-olds, the category's core market, has changed considerably.

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4.2.2016 Drink

Moving from cider to beer, Swedish fruit cider company Kopparberg has launched a fruit lager.

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3.2.2016 Drink

Inspired by the growing popularity of blush-style drinks in other categories such as wine, wine fusions and ciders, SHS Drinks has revealed a new WKD variant.

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3.2.2016 Drink

Finally January is over and there's even something to look forward to – the RBS Six Nations starts this weekend (February 6)!

Celebrate by raising a pint of one of these rugby themed brews.

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21.1.2016 Drink

If you've got a bottle of Angostura Bitters on your back bar (and who doesn't?) it's time to dust it down because cocktail bitters are where it's happening right now.

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12.1.2016 Drink

There can't be a soul left in the land who seriously believes cider is purely a summer tipple any more — 56 per cent of drinkers will enjoy a cider at least once a month throughout the winter these days, according to Mintel data.

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12.1.2016 Drink

Sky and Molson Coors have created a beer to celebrate football's January transfer window.

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12.1.2016 Drink

Carlsberg's annual Consumer Insights Report has been released and it seems the pub trade remains under pressure as people look to other leisure activities to fill their free time (over 35s are just as likely to visit a coffee shop as a pub these days, while younger people are just as likely to visit the gym or go shopping).

Nothing new there then.

It also suggests that, among young people especially, pub goers are becoming less loyal and visiting more and more venues rather than sticking to one or two favoured outlets.

Helpfully, however, the report, complied via s survey of 1,800 people, also shone a light why people choose a venue, so here's 7 ways you can stay ahead of the competition:

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12.1.2016 Drink

Have you ever wondered about the difference between whisky and whiskey?

No? Well, since I've got you here, let me enlighten you anyway.

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