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Island Records launches Session IPA beer with its own playlists

Island Records launches Session IPA beer with its own playlists

Legendary record label Island Records are launching an exciting new music inspired beer to the UK craft beer market.

Lager struggles to retain its fizz as usage drops to a half of Brits

Lager struggles to retain its fizz as usage drops to a half of Brits

It seems that Britain’s lager segment is struggling to retain its fizz, as it faces particularly strong competition from the rising popularity of ales and bitters, whose success has been fuelled by the craft beer boom. Indeed, new research from market intelligence agency Mintel reveals that 49% of Brits drank lager in 2015, down from 54% in 2014.

Brits aged under 35 are the most likely to drink gin

Brits aged under 35 are the most likely to drink gin

Whilst the ‘gin revival’ has been in full swing for a number of years, younger consumers are now really ‘be-gin-ning’ to drive this spirit to new heights.

Britain on the wagon

Britain on the wagon

While alcoholic drinks remain a core part of many adults’ food and drink repertoires, new research from Mintel reveals almost one in five (17%) British drinkers expect to reduce their consumption over the next year, with saving money being the number one reason for cutting back.

Fathers are more alcohol conscious than mothers in front of their children

Parents unaware of the risk of copycat kids mimicking their alcohol habits on holiday, warns Drinkaware.

The craft effect: One in four beers launched globally in 2014 was high strength

The craft effect: One in four beers launched globally in 2014 was high strength

With rising health awareness and concern about binge drinking driving sales of low and non-ABV beers among consumers, it seems counter-intuitive that innovation in strongly alcoholic beers should be rising.

Yorkshire and the North East lead Britain’s love of the great British pub

Yorkshire and the North East lead Britain’s love of the great British pub

Despite the shrinkage in size of the pub industry over the past decade, the great British pub remains a quintessential part of the national identity.

Britain's love affair with beer grows

Britain's love affair with beer grows

Britons are a nation of beer lovers with almost half (48%) stating they love drinking beer with over two fifths (45%) preferring to drink beer to wine.

Take part in Tryanuary to support local breweries, beers, bars and bottle shops

Take part in Tryanuary to support local breweries, beers, bars and bottle shops

Tryanuary is a new initiative encouraging the nation to try new beers and support independent pubs, breweries and shops during the month of January.

London Beer Week is launching across the capital

London Beer Week is launching across the capital

From the same team behind the incredibly successful London Cocktail Week, now in its sixth year, and London Wine Week, which had a fantastic launch in 2014, London Beer Week is set to hit the capital from February 16 – 22.

Hotel Cafe Royal launches new Atelier Collection of cocktails in collaboration with Parfums Givenchy

Hotel Cafe Royal launches new Atelier Collection of cocktails in collaboration with Parfums Givenchy

On 1 February 2015, Hotel Cafe Royal will launch an exclusive Atelier Collection of Cocktails in collaboration with Parfums Givenchy, celebrating L’Atelier de Givenchy fine fragrances.

Beer bounces back

Beer bounces back

The post-recession years have been challenging for the UK beer market, with sales dropping by over 500 million litres between 2009 and 2013 alone.

'Tis the season to be merry! Christmas cocktails are the nation’s favourite festive tipples

'Tis the season to be merry! Christmas cocktails are the nation’s favourite festive tipples

Homemade cocktails have topped a poll by Waitrose Cellar in a bid to find the UK’s favourite Christmas drink.

Sloe Gin World Champions

Sloe Gin World Champions

Glasgow-based “liquid deli” Demijohn has been crowned Sloe Ginster World Champion for 2014. The annual competition is hosted by The George Inn in Frant near Tunbridge Wells on the Kent/Sussex border.

Grand Marnier launches limited edition Parisian themed bottle

Grand Marnier launches limited edition Parisian themed bottle

Grand Marnier, the luxury liqueur that is the icon of Parisian chic, is launching a modern, playful and elegant limited edition bottle in tribute to French creativity to celebrate the coming of Christmas.