Beavertown Brewery is now canning Holy Cowbell, its 5.6% ABV, dry hopped India stout.
Molson Coors has committed to a long-term deal with Sunderland AFC to supply beverages throughout the Stadium of Light. The five-year contract starts in the summer.
All Sadler’s Ales beers are now available in 9-pint mini-kegs. They can be picked up at the brewery or ordered online.
Robin Red Breast is Tring Brewery’s ruby coloured seasonal offering. Bramling Cross hops offer a slighty spicy, blackcurrant aroma.
A triple whammy of coffee from HasBean gives BrewDog’s 17th Abstrakt concept beer, AB:17, an intense and roasty, dark mocha character. There’s espresso in the mash, cafetiere in the boil, and whole roast beans in the whirlpool and the fermenter. Pouring inky black with a tan head, this imperial rye porter has notes of spice, bitter chocolate and dark fruits on the nose, says the brewer, followed by rich chocolate espresso flavours.
St Austell beers are heading to France via distribution company House of Beer. The contract, which starts in 2015, will make Proper Job, Big Job, Admirals Ale and Clouded Yellow available in the on- and off-trade through 160 wholesalers and supermarkets throughout France.
With the introduction of a new, lower drink-driving limit in Scotland, Tennent’s has launched alcohol-free lager Hee-Haw. Paul Condron, Tennent’s marketing director, said: “We’ve spent a lot of time to get Hee Haw just right, meaning that although we’ve taken the alcohol out, we’ve kept the flavour in.” There’s a fresh, malty flavour which is slightly sweet, balanced with a clear bitterness.”
Three Minute Hero, described as an American extra pale, is new from Waen Brewery. It is available in cask, keg and very limited 5-litre mini-casks).
Carlsberg UK has announced a new three-year exclusive deal with Arsenal Football Club to supply its beer and beverage brands, including Carlsberg and Somersby Cider, at the Premier League club’s Emirates Stadium.
Durham Brewery’s Russian Imperial stout Temptation (10% ABV) is now available in a 750ml swing-top bottle. There’s a swing-top, too, for Belgian-style Bede’s Chalice (9%) and the brewer’s 20th anniversary Imperial pale stout 1994 (10.2%)
A new Belgian-made beer has been created — for dogs. Snuffle Dog Beer is non-alcoholic, of course, and is brewed with beef or chicken stock and malt barley extracts, plus mineral oils. It comes in 25cl bottles and in four packs.
The Chiltern Brewery has released a limited edition of 2,000 bottles of its Black Chocolate Stout, aged for 18 months and brewed with a blend of 100% British roasted malts, including chocolate malt and rolled oats, and hopped with an extra charge of English Fuggles.