Beer in brief
Hall & Woodhouse has reported record sales for its Badger range of premium bottled ales since it relaunched in a new bottle. Fursty Ferret is the fastest-growing top 50 ale brand in supermarkets, with volume sales up 63% in the year to June 16, according to Nielsen. Tanglefoot grew 14% in the same period and Stinger is the fastest-growing top 50 ale brand in the total off-trade, with volumes up more than 4,400% in the year to June.
Halewood International is rolling out new TV ads to support its on going Do
the Lambrini marketing campaign, the first burst of a £5 million push for the brand in 2008. The ads, featuring the Do the Lambrini dance, will air on freeview UK channels this month,
as well as on ITV and Channel 4 North.
Harviestoun Brewery's Old Engine Oil, Ashridge Cider's Ashridge Sparkling Vintage Cider and Kingstone Brewery's Monmouth Classic Bitter are among 12 beers and ciders awarded two stars out of a maximum of three at the Great Taste Gold Awards 2008, organised by the Guild of Fine Food.
Hampshire-based organic and biodynamic farm Laverstoke Park is launching its first organic, bottle-conditioned ale. It will be available in Waitrose stores from this month with a launch price of £1.99.