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Pubs slash beer prices ahead of lockdown

Wetherspoons and Stonegate have cut their pint prices to below £1 for the three days leading up to England's second lockdown.

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Carlsberg and Marston’s merge to form new beer company

The latest consolidation within the beer category sees the two major brewers complete a joint venture deal worth £780m to create new Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC).

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More support for hospitality businesses needed as second lockdown looms

From Thursday 5 November, all hospitality businesses must close. They can operate a takeaway service but alcohol is exempt.

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Long read: How beer is dominating the no and low drinks category

The no- and low-alcohol movement continues to gather pace and beer is in the vanguard. But what is it that makes beer such a great no and low drink, asks Pete Brown.

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Opinion: Emma Inch celebrates what happens when cidermakers and brewers combine

Hybrid beers have failed to seduce Emma Inch in the past, but a new wave of drinks created with cidermakers has shone a light on how fermentation can blur the boundaries beautifully.

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Seven Bro7hers creates King of the North charity IPA

A limited-edition beer has been created by Seven Bro7hers brewery in Salford to raise funds for the most vulnerable people in hospitality.

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Christmas 2020 – what does it hold for UK bars?

The Christmas trading period has never been so important – or unpredictable. Kate Malczewski explores the measures to make the 2020 festive season both safe and prosperous behind the bar.

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5 of the best of this week’s beer and cider launches

It’s been a busy week all round, not least for these new beers and ciders on the market.

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

SipAdvisor: Episode 4: Alex Kratena on the 10pm curfew, as well as celebrating Black History Month and Global Bar Week

In this fourth episode, we share the lowdown on Black History Month in UK hospitality; find out what’s happening at Global Bar Week and discuss the damaging effects of the UK government's decision to force through a 10pm curfew for bars, pubs and restaurants with Alex Kratena of London’s Tayer + Elementary.

News |  Beer & Cider

Opinion: Emma Inch celebrates what happens when cidermakers and brewers combine

Hybrid beers have failed to seduce Emma Inch in the past, but a new wave of drinks created with cidermakers has shone a light on how fermentation can blur the boundaries beautifully.

News |  Beer & Cider

Seven Bro7hers creates King of the North charity IPA

A limited-edition beer has been created by Seven Bro7hers brewery in Salford to raise funds for the most vulnerable people in hospitality.

News |  Beer & Cider

Christmas 2020 – what does it hold for UK bars?

The Christmas trading period has never been so important – or unpredictable. Kate Malczewski explores the measures to make the 2020 festive season both safe and prosperous behind the bar.

News |  Beer & Cider

5 of the best of this week’s beer and cider launches

It’s been a busy week all round, not least for these new beers and ciders on the market.

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Alcohol-free Guinness launched

Guinness 0.0 is made by cold filtration, which the brewers say protects the integrity of the stout.

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750,000 hospitality jobs will be lost without government help

The prediction for total business failure by the end of 2020 is now estimated to be more than one in four.

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Imbibe Live Online, part of Global Bar Week, now available on demand

Spend some time in the company of the likes of Ian Burrell, Megs Miller, Ryan Chetiyawardana, Ivy Mix and Lyndon Higginson without leaving the sofa.

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Book club: 'Craft: An Argument', by Pete Brown

Released in the summer, Pete Brown's latest book is entirely dedicated to one of the drinks industry's most debated terms, craft beer. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look at its pages.

News |  Beer & Cider

Alcohol-free Guinness launched

Guinness 0.0 is made by cold filtration, which the brewers say protects the integrity of the stout.

News |  Beer & Cider

750,000 hospitality jobs will be lost without government help

The prediction for total business failure by the end of 2020 is now estimated to be more than one in four.

News |  Beer & Cider

Imbibe Live Online, part of Global Bar Week, now available on demand

Spend some time in the company of the likes of Ian Burrell, Megs Miller, Ryan Chetiyawardana, Ivy Mix and Lyndon Higginson without leaving the sofa.

News |  Beer & Cider

Book club: 'Craft: An Argument', by Pete Brown

Released in the summer, Pete Brown's latest book is entirely dedicated to one of the drinks industry's most debated terms, craft beer. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look at its pages.