A planned 3p rise in beer duty has been scrapped in favour of a 1p cut in the price of a pint in this year’s budget. The chancellor also announced that the alcohol duty escalator, which adds inflation plus 2% to the price, is to be abolished for beer completely. However, the escalator will remain [...]
Heineken’s UK managing director, Stefan Orlowski, is heading to the US to become the New York-based president of the company’s Americas division. Orlowski, who took on his current role in July 2009, currently splits his time between Edinburgh and London, and will make this move this in the summer. Heineken expect to reveal his successor [...]
Tennent Caledonian has announced that it will not increase the wholesale selling price of its leading brands – Tennent’s Lager, Caledonia Best and Magners Golden Draught – for Scotland’s free on-trade in 2013. The news comes only weeks some of the brewers major competitors revealed their price rises. This decision will provide a welcome financial [...]
LAST MONTH BREWDOG OPENED A NEW BREWERY AND JOHN SMITH’S LOWERED ITS ABV… SO THERE IS PLENTY TO TALK ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO BEER. SUSAN YOUNG REPORTS. Beer, for years the bastion of Scotland’s pubs, has had its difficulties over the past few years. But it is not all doom and gloom, far from [...]
Scotland’s brewers are putting up wholesale prices, but the increases are not as much as last year. Molson Coors have increased wholesale prices by an average of 3.1% equivalent to 5p a pint while Carlsberg are set do the same while AB Inbev are increasing theirs by 4.7% from February 1. Diageo is putting 5% [...]
So that’s it, eh? You’ve swept up the debris – human and otherwise – from the Hogmanay bash, the Christmas crackers have been tucked away for next year, your family is beginning to moan about turkey and trimmings for dinner every night and you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to make payroll for [...]
Glasgow-based West Brewery is one of 32 companies to receive grant support from the The Scottish Government under the latest rounds of food and drink funding West’s parent compay, Heidi Beers has received £1.85 million towards expansion plans that will support 18 new employees and see all production move to a new facility in Scotland, [...]
Type ‘2012’ into google and you’ll be presented with various harbingers of doom banging on about the end of the world, and the Olympic Games. One is a dead cert. The Olympics may eclipse pretty much everything else this year, but there’s still a bumper summer of various sporting events scheduled across the globe, and [...]
No doubt about it, today’s trendy beer is India Pale Ale, and it seems that every brewer has to make one. A style of beer born of failure of traditional pale ale to reach Anglo-Indian colonists in drinkable condition, the robust character of IPA was a result of basically three elements: long attenuation time, large [...]
Carling has signed-up to be the official beer of The Big Jubilee Lunch 2012, and will provide 300,000 free aluminium bottles of Carling to street parties across the UK can raise a glass to Her Majesty the Queen on Sunday June 3rd. The Big Jubilee Lunch is part of the programme of events to celebrate [...]
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