Dave Engbers and Mike Steven

'Extreme' US brewers eye UK craft legacy

07 Sep 2018

Founders Brewing Co’s Mike Stevens speaks to MCA about the inspiration between the US and UK, building a legacy brewery and the benefits of selling out

Drinking pints

Beer sales saw biggest increase for 45 years in 2018

11 Feb 2019

Beer sales saw the biggest year-on-year increase for 45 years in 2018, according to the latest Beer Barometer sales data from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

Soft drinks

One in five Brits took part in Dry January

05 Feb 2019

One in five Britons is estimated to have taken part in Dry January this year but buoyant sales of soft drinks and low/no-alcohol options are offering operators routes to sales growth.

Drinking pints

Brewers in ‘squeezed middle’ urge rates reform

01 Feb 2019

The Coalition of Small Brewers has accused SIBA of seeking to block meaningful reform of Small Breweries’ Relief.

Drinking pints

Majority of cask drinkers want cooler pints

27 Sep 2018

The Cask Report 2018 has shown there is an appetite among consumers for cask beer served at a lower temperature.


Product watch: England’s home-grown prosecco?

29 Aug 2018

English sparkling wine has forged a proud reputation as a premium product made in the Champagne style. But a new producer is looking to defy convention with a Prosecco-style wine made in England. Finn Scott-Delany visits Divergent Drinks in Sussex.

Drinking pints

Amateur hour in alcohol research

24 Aug 2018

Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the IEA, offers a scathing critique of the Sheffield University’s latest alcohol research.

Siren Brewery

Siren Brewery wins Champion Beer of Britain

08 Aug 2018

Siren Brewery based in Berkshire was named the Champion Beer of Britain at yesterday’s opening day of the Great British Beer Festival.

Freedom Brewery

Beer and cider sales up 6.3%

18 Jul 2018

Beer and cider sales were up 6.3% in the off-trade in the year up to 25 February 2018, according to Kantar Worldpanel.

Asahi links up with Deliveroo for sample offer

17 May 2018

Asahi has partnered with Deliveroo to offer free sampling of its super dry beer from selected Deliveroo Editions sites.


C&C profits down 7% due to competitive pressure in Ireland

16 May 2018

C&C Group has recorded adjusted EBITDA of €100m for the 12 months ended 28 February 2018, down 6.3% on the previous year.

Gosnells mead rebrands as premium prosecco alternative

15 May 2018

Gosnells, the London mead producer, is relaunching as a more premium product following investment from Cubitt Hosue co-founder, Stefan Turnbull.

Old Fashioned named world's most popular cocktail

10 May 2018

The Old Fashioned has been named as the most popular cocktail in the world, in a Diageo survey of bartenders.

Brewdog interior

Hawkes snapped up by BrewDog

06 Apr 2018

Hawkes, the cider company co-owned by the team behind Barworks and The Diner, has been aquired by BrewDog, MCA understands.

BrewDog linked with craft cider move

06 Apr 2018

BrewDog is believed to be eyeing a further acquisition that would add a craft cider producer to its portfolio

Cawston's top soft drinks trends

09 Mar 2018

With the sugar tax just round the corner, and soft drinks being given an artisan makeover, Cawston Press managing director Steve Kearns gives his predictions on the top emerging soft drinks trends

Beer Hawk

AB InBev eyes Beer Hawk pub sites

22 Feb 2018

AB InBev is exploring options to launch Beer Hawk through two bricks and mortar formats