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% on the price of a pint of Guinness and Red Strip while Heineken’s rise will be equivalent to £14.30 a barrel and kicks in on 4th February. Wells & Young, the brewer behind McEwan’s is not raising its prices. Last year the prices were akin to 8p extra a pint, this year they have been kept at an average of an extra 5p a pint. The increases are due to increased material and energy prices.