Beer & Cider Marketing Awards Shortlist

The Shortlist for the 2018 Beer & Cider Marketing Awards has been revealed. Winners of the awards, which set out to discover and celebrate the UK’s best marketers and campaigns across the industry, will be announced at an event at London’s Truman Brewery on September 20th, 2018.


We love the comfort and care that a pub provides, but not all of them are equal in the welcome they provide. By Emma Inch

Beer Meets Love

Beer Meets Love. We’re getting all mushy in this feature, when beer meets, love. Ahhh.

Of Belgian beer and mystique

Ardent Belgo-phile Joe Stange muses on the magic and fantasy that runs through Belgian beer


‘It is like saying grace. In the wine cellars of Baron Bachofen von Echt, under his schloss at Nussdorf, on the edge of the Vienna Woods, I have raised a glass of “Sir Henry’s” dry stout, brewed on the premises, and said a silent prayer of thanks to the Campaign for Real Ale.’

Brand, myth & magic

Daniel Neilson plots barstool stories from the very first trademark to the new age of label legends

Magic & Loss

If you go back far enough, magic, superstition, religion and science are all essentially the same: observing phenomena in the world and forming the best theory you can about why they happen. By Pete Brown

Q&A: Adam Matuška, head brewer, Pivovar Matuška

On a beer journey to the Czech Republic, Adrian Tierney-Jones

Beer meets the devil

Adrian Tierney-Jones travels to the dark side to taste the demon brews

Beer Travellers: Prague

Adrian Tierney-Jones explores the Czech capital and discovers simple pleasures

Q&A: Georgina Young, Head Brewer, Fullers

We quiz the Head Brewer of Fullers about the future… and the past

Ghana’s incredible microbrewery

Do you know what sorghum is? Daniel Neilson does and he meets a man who’s making beer with it