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Thursday 18 September 2014


Starbucks expands alcohol offering in US

US coffee chain Starbucks is to sell alcohol at thousands of its US stores as part of a plan to double its market value to $100 billion.

Friday, March 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Trade talk: Budget 2014 reaction

Following the Chancellor’s decision to scrap the controversial alcohol duty escalator in yesterday’s Budget, we round up reaction from some of the industry’s most prominent figures.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 1 Comment »

£200m boost for UK as ‘super tax’ is scrapped

Producers, retailers and trade bodies have welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to scrap the duty escalator on alcohol, cut beer taxes and freeze those on spirits and most ciders.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Beer duty cut in UK Budget

UK beer duty will be cut by one pence per pint, the chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has announced.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 beers in the worldwide press

This week’s round up features a “highly drinkable” peanut butter porter, a “rich” imperial stout with a shot of coffee and a “seductive” Belgian pale ale.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Brewers pull out of ‘anti-gay’ parades

Two more big brewers have pulled out of planned St Patrick’s Day parades over their organisers’ refusal to let gay and lesbian groups march openly.

Monday, March 17th, 2014 1 Comment »

Pubs toast rise in wine and spirit sales

UK pubs are becoming increasingly reliant on revenue from wine and spirits, new research has shown.

Monday, March 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Brewer pulls out of parade over gay ban

The Boston Beer Co. has pulled its sponsorship from the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade over its organisers’ refusal to let a gay veterans group march.

Friday, March 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Bathe in beer at centuries old castle brewery

A castle brewery is offering guests the chance to take a dip in its underground beer swimming pool – the only facility of its kind in the world.

Friday, March 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine and Opera part 4: To beer!

The Bartered Bride is a rare Czech opera and one that uses Bohemian culture – particularly beer drinking – as a central theme in the story.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 No Comments »

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