Brewdog throws party for punks

Fast-growing craft producer continues expansion with new bar in Manchester IT’S not often an AGM features beer tastings, live music and gourmet burgers. But that was...

Campaign first for ale

CALEDONIA Best, the new ale from Tennent Caledonian Breweries, has launched its first consumer-focused advertising campaign. The poster and print adverts stress the fact...

Bestway in new online push

BESTWAY has launched a new website as part of an online push by the wholesaler. The new fully-transactional site www.bestway.co.uk, which was developed following a...

Sturgeon names her price

THE Scottish Government ended months of speculation this week when it finally named the minimum unit price it insists will be crucial in the...

Life is suite at new capital hotel

Inverlochy Castle Management International boss says The Atholl offers the ultimate in privacy and luxury. THE timing was far from ideal: just as Edinburgh’s newest...

No extra time for cup final

TRADE groups have hit out at Edinburgh licensing board’s decision not to grant extra hours for the historic Scottish Cup Final clash between Hibs and Hearts this Saturday (May 19). SLTA boss Paul Waterson said the decision to knock back all 21 applications for premises to open earlier on Saturday for the all-Edinburgh cup final - the first since 1896 – was a missed opportunity.

West to the 4 with new lager

WEST, the fast-growing brewer based on Glasgow Green, is bidding to shake things up on the standard lager scene. The business, headed by Petra Wetzel, is launching a new 4% ABV lager as an alternative to brands like Tennent’s, Carling and Beck’s Vier. West 4 is the latest in a portfolio of beers, made according to Germany’s ancient beer purity laws, which are gaining traction in the Scottish trade and around the world.

Election joy for Hamilton publican

A HAMILTON publican is embarking on a career in politics after winning a seat in the Scottish local elections earlier this month. Lynn Adams, who runs the George bar with husband Colin, took one of three seats available in South Lanarkshire Council’s Hamilton North and East ward for the SNP. David McLachlan and Monica Lennon returned the other two seats for Labour. Labour won the most seats across South Lanarkshire

Food and drink firms go for gold

SOME of Scotland’s top food and drink producers are in the running for top industry awards later this month. The 2012 Scotland Food & Drink...

Capital chef wins royal medal

MICHELIN star chef Paul Kitching has been awarded the Prince Philip Medal in recognition of his outstanding professional achievements. Kitching, who launched his 21212 restaurant...