Budweiser Brewing Group reopening support package

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I’s Save Pub Life platform has expanded to provide a package of reopening support for pubs, bars and restaurants. The resources available to the on-trade include: On-demand ordering: Budweiser Brewing Group is launching a mobile order solution in partnership with Slerp, which will enable mobile pay-at-table, click & collect and home delivery …

Tennent's 'Dedicated to You campaign'

Beer brand Tennent’s is supporting Scotland’s on-trade as it prepares to reopen by supplying complimentary kegs to around 2,000 licensed premises. The initiative, which launched on Wednesday 8 July, will see thousands of bars, restaurants, sports venues, social clubs and other on-trade outlets across Scotland receive a free keg of Tennent’s Lager or Tennent’s Light …

Hello Beer app

Hello Beer, a new mobile training app designed to upskill bartenders on beer and cider service quality, has launched with a free trial for all UK bar staff. With much of the UK on-trade currently furloughed due to coronavirus, Hello Beer allows operators to engage staff with easily digestible mobile training ahead of pubs reopening. …

WSET beer qualification

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the world’s largest global provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications, is developing a suite of beer qualifications. WSET already offers qualifications in three subject areas – wine, spirits and sake – and plans to add two beer qualifications (Levels 1 and 2) to its portfolio, both online …

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

Carlsberg’s UK and Marston’s PLC have announced a proposed deal to form a joint venture beer company in the UK, valued at £780m. Both companies will inject their brewing and distribution assets into the new venture. At completion, Carlsberg will pay up to £273m to Marston’s PLC, £34m of which will be a deferred contingent …

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, part of AB InBev, has developed a platform to support the on-trade with reclaiming excise on kegs that go out-of-date within the current closure period. The UK Government has committed to refunding the duty on any opened kegs that go out of date during the current lockdown. However, there has been …

SIBA

Results released from a survey of small independent breweries across the UK, undertaken by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), suggest that beer sales are down by 82% since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The survey, based on 282 SIBA members, reveals the devastating impact of the Covid-19 lockdown measures on the industry. Eight …

Purity Brewing Co Bunny Hop

Purity Brewing Co has relaunched its extra hopped pale ale Bunny Hop with a new recipe to appeal to increasingly health-conscious consumers. Bunny Hop is now available in cask without isinglass finings, changing its appearance from a light golden beer to a hazy pale ale that is both vegan-friendly and gluten-free. The strength stays at …

Black Sheep IPA

Yorkshire-based Black Sheep Brewery is bringing “a taste of the new world” to British pubs and bars with the launch of its new keg beer, Black Sheep IPA. Inspired by innovators of the modern American IPA from the West Coast of the USA, the latest addition to the Black Sheep portfolio features a blend of …

Bira 91 craft beer range

Independent craft brewer Bira 91 is rolling out its range of craft beers, including Blonde Lager, White Ale and Indian Pale Ale, across the UK. Brewed in India with Belgian recipes, Bira 91 is on a mission to “drive the global shift in craft beer towards more colour and flavour”. The three-strong portfolio begins with …