Beer

Yonder launches beer and cider hybrid

Yonder Brewing & Blending, the modern farmhouse brewery based in Somerset’s Mendip Hills, is launching a limited-edition premium craft beer and cider hybrid in time for the summer. Brewed in collaboration with Somerset cider-maker extraordinaire Martin Berkeley, from Pilton Cider, Serpents is a 6.4% cider apple wild ale brewed with…



Shepherd Neame unveils its first low alcohol beer

Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame has unveiled its first low alcohol beer – Noughty Bear 0.5% IPA. Noughty Bear is a refreshing, light golden beer, combining the pine and spice notes of Challenger hops from the UK, with the tropical fruit and citrus flavours of Amarillo, Cascade and Citra hops…


Beer Sale Grow in 2019 to Over 8 Billion Pints

Total beer sales increased by 1.1% in 2019 to over 8 billion (8,059,495,997) pints The increase is especially impressive as 2018 had resulted in the biggest year-on-year sales growth for beer in 45 years, with sales up 2.8% in 2018 alone. The growth in 2019 equates to an extra 87…


Beer Drinkers call on Government to cut Beer Duty

Today, 27th Feb, British beer drinkers have paid as much in Beer Duty as those in Germany pay all year, despite the fact that German drinkers consume nearly twice the amount annually Financial pressures from a range of taxes, including Beer Duty, are still putting local pubs at risk of…


Beer and pub campaigners cheer duty freeze

The Chancellor’s surprise decision to freeze Beer Duty has been welcomed by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) The Chancellor also announced rate relief for businesses with a rateable value under £51,000, which will see rates bills cut by a third for around 90% of independent small business, including pubs….