Beer

America Brewers Assoc

American Craft Beer Exports Continue to Grow in UK

American Craft Beer Exports Exceed All-Time Global High with $121 Million The Brewers Association (BA) – the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent American craft brewers – today reported export data for the American craft beer industry in 2016. Supported by the BA’s Export Development Program (EDP), craft beer export volume increased by 4.4 percent in 2016, now totalling 465,617 barrels and worth $121.4 million. Growth was seen across the world, most notably in the Asia-Pacific region (not including Japan) which grew 12.9 percent. Japan, alone, increased by an astounding 22.6 percent. In the UK, American craft beer exports grew by [...]

Social Drinking

The benefits of social drinking

New research, which shows that moderate alcohol consumption with friends at a local pub may be linked to improved wellbeing, has been published in the journal Adaptive Human Behaviour and Physiology. While most studies warn of the health risks of alcohol consumption, researchers at the University of Oxford have looked at whether having a drink may play a role in improving social cohesion, given its long association with human social activities. Combining data from three separate studies – a questionnaire-based study of pub clientele, observing conversational behaviour in pubs, and a national survey by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) – [...]

Cask ale week launch

Cask Ale Week 2015

Cask Ale Week is in full swing All over the country breweries and pubs are running events and promotions to celebrate Britain’s national drink. From beer festivals and tutored tastings to new brews and free pint offers, there is a wide array of activities. This year the Week takes on a special significance. Findings of the recently published 2015 Cask Report show cask beer, or ‘real ale’ drinkers to be the lifeline of tens of thousands of British pubs. They visit more often, and over the course of the year, spend nearly double the average.* “Cask Ale Week is a great [...]