Lucky Saint on draught

Alcohol-free beer Lucky Saint is rolling out on draught nationwide in time for ‘Sober October’. Following a successful launch of draught across London in January, the 0.5% ABV lager brand’s new listings with several key drinks suppliers include multiple City Pub Co venues. The latest listing with City Pub Co across the South of England, …

Grolsch Premium Pilsner

Grolsch will return to the UK on-trade this autumn with a new visual identity. The lager was acquired by Asahi UK from AB InBev (now Budweiser Brewing Group) in 2016. Under the new name Grolsch Premium Pilsner, it will now be brewed in its homeland of Enchede, The Netherlands, instead of in the UK, at …

Edelweiss

Drinks brand agency Signature Brands is bringing Edelweiss Weissbier to the UK market after securing a distribution partnership with its Austrian-based brewer Brau Union and brand owner Heineken. Edelweiss, a traditional Austrian ‘weissbier’, is brewed and bottled at 5.3% ABV in Zipf , Austria, to a recipe dating back to 1646. Described as refreshingly fruity …

Adnams Kobold

Suffolk-based brewer Adnams has released its first premium English lager, Kobold. The “all-English” lager is brewed with local malted barley from Suffolk and Norfolk, which helps to develop the “bready and honey notes”, while the UK-grown English hops provides Kobold’s “refreshing grassy, lemon flavours”. Fermented with Adnams’ house ale yeast, the 4.7% ABV lager is …

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 …

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 …

Salcombe Ocean Cider

Salcombe Brewery Co has created a premium cider to complement its range of hand-crafted beers. The new 4.5% ABV cider, Ocean Cider, is full-bodied and traditional in style, with medium dry taste and a light sparkle. It is produced for Salcombe Brewery by established cidermaker Sheppy’s. Ocean Cider is currently available on draught across the …

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 …