Waitrose expands beer offering with 25 new lines

Minimalist cans from Bavarian brewery AND UNION, going on sale in Waitrose stores from May   Waitrose is to build on the success of its beer aisle by adding 25 new lines to its range next month, taking its total number of brews up to 95. Waitrose is particularly...

Black Tor beer raising money for air ambulance

It’s lift-off for Black Tor Brewery’s Down Draught. Pictured are Black Tor director, Jonathon Crump, and Caroline Creer, fundraising director for Devon Air Ambulance   Black Tor Brewery, based at Christow, in the Dartmoor National Park, has launched a...

Old Hooky is brewery’s tap takeover star

Old Hooky will be the star attraction when Hook Norton Brewery holds its next open tap takeover on Wednesday, May 10 (6-9pm). The brewery will be celebrating 40 years since the 4.6% ABV bitter was first brewed. Fruity and full bodied, this beer is a consistent...

Big Drop launches low-alcohol Citrus Pale Ale

Big Drop Brewing Co, dedicated exclusively to making fine 0.5% ABV beer, has added Citrus Pale Ale to its range, following the successful release of its first beer, Chocolate Milk Stout. Created in Bermondsey, London, by brewer Johnny Clayton, Big Drop Citrus Pale Ale...

Punch launches seventh annual national pub quiz

Punch has kicked off its seventh annual Great British Pub Quiz with a record 1,030 pubs across its estate taking part. All participating pubs receive a free weekly quiz for eight weeks. Pubs will then be encouraged to invite their top-scoring teams to regional finals,...

Greene King Pub Partners expands food service

Greene King Pub Partners has expanded the range of its food service to tenanted and leased pubs within its estate. Since its launch last year, the food service has been taken up by around 150 sites and now a set of new menus has been launched, including a premium...

Another major award for Arran Brewery

Arran Blonde, from the Arran Brewery, has taken the bronze award in SIBA’s Scottish craft keg competition. This has been a very successful start to the year for Arran, its Arran Dark being the current CAMRA Scottish champion mild and its sister version in craft...

Draught Newcastle Brown a huge hit at City Tavern

City Tavern, on Northumberland Road, Newcastle, has become one of only 30 venues across the UK to sell Newcastle Brown Ale — or ‘dog’ — on draught. The Geordie tipple, normally sold in bottles, is proving a huge success with City Tavern customers. Owner, David King...

Campaign emphasises Carlsberg’s provenance

Carlsberg has launched a £15 million integrated marketing campaign called The Danish Way, aimed at revitalising its brands in the UK with a premium positioning. The campaign sees the brand emphasise its Danish roots, with the nation’s philosophy on life forming the...

Protz on coaching inns of Great North Road

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has released its latest book, Historic Coaching Inns of the Great North Road, Roger Protz. Known as “the Route 66 of Britain”, the Great North Road is part of British folklore, serving as the main route between London and Scotland for...