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Corona beer production has been suspended temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has joined forces with hope producer Simply Hops to create a not-for-profit website, in a bid to save thousands of small independent breweries, taprooms, bottle shops and retailers affected by coronavirus across the UK and Europe. 

Salford-based brewery Seven Brothers has unveiled a £70,000 rebrand of its packaged beer range.

Islay whisky distillery Ardbeg has teamed up with craft beer brand Brewgooder to produce its first beer.

Bristol-based brewer Lost and Grounded has hit back against a Portman Group ruling that deems one of its most popular beers to be “particularly appealing to children”.

The Portman Group’s Independent Complaints Panel has upheld complaints about two beers: Purity Brewing’s Lawless and United Dutch Breweries Oranjeboom 8.5%.

ABInbev has said its UK business grew in revenue “by high single digits” in 2019, driven by strong performances from its global brands and craft portfolio. 

Toast Ale has teamed up with Warburtons to unveil the UK’s first ever beer brewed with leftover crumpets.

Rooster’s Brewing Company is set to launch six new small batch beers, following a £850,000 investment in a new pilot brewery and taproom.

Big Drop Brewing Co, has revealed a new design of its range of non-alcoholic beers.

Leading brewer Greene King has signed a four-year deal to supply the Royal Albert Hall with ale and lager.

Thornbridge has created an IPA called Shelby to serve as the official beer of hit BBC show Peaky Blinders.

Nielsen data has revealed that Peroni Libera 0.0% was the bestselling new beer launch of 2019.

Westons Cider is to take on all sales and distribution responsibilities for Lowlander Botanical Beers in the UK.

The Portman Group has defended itself following criticism that it is restricting the creative freedom of craft beer producers after a number of high-profile rulings.

Big Drop Brewing is launching a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of making its alcohol-free craft beers more accessible in the UK, as well as planning to expand globally.

Drygate Brewing Co has launched a citrus alcohol-free beer created to “boost battered immune systems across the UK”.

Belgian beer brand Duvel has launched the fourth in a series of barrel-aged beers.

Morgenrot has extended its selection of low alcohol beers from the Netherlands with the launch of a new “fresh and fruity” sour beer called Fruit Machine.

Fourpure Brewing Company’s product Juicebox IPA has been upheld in one of the first complaints under the Portman Group’s new Code of Practice, following concerns that the citrus-themed packaging and brand name could appeal to children. 

Complaints against Heineken’s Birra Moretti Gran Antichi and Leffe Brune Abbey have not been upheld by the Portman Group’s Independent Complaints Panel.

Chapel Down Group has announced that its managing director, beers and cider, Gareth Bath, has resigned to pursue other interests.

St Peter’s Brewery has introduced an “improved recipe” for its Without brand of zero alcohol beer, in order to appeal to a wider range of no and low-alcohol drinkers.

The advertising watchdog has rapped Brewdog on the knuckles over an outdoor poster ad featuring the slogan “SOBER AS A MOTHERFU” next to a picture of Punk AF.

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has announced that its new brewery will be located at Heriot-Watt University’s research park in the west of Edinburgh.

Lowlander Beer has brought out a new Winter IPA brewed with recycled Christmas tree spruce needles as part of its zero-waste ‘From Tree to Tipple’ campaign.  

Tiny Rebel’s Cwtch has faced the Portman Group for the second time in two years, resulting in the producer being asked to make further amends to the can’s design to prevent it from appealing to under-18s.

Another craft beer has had to face examination by the Portman Group, after a member of the public complained that the artwork could appeal to under 18s. The complaint, which has been upheld, was about a 33cl can of Thrill Seeker by Oakham Ales and it is the latest in of a number of complaints against craft beers for the same reason.

East Anglian brewer Woodforde’s has created a special beer to commemorate Norwich striker Teemu Pukki’s efforts in helping Finland qualify for Euro 2020.

Heineken has maintained its ties with football by extending its Champions League sponsorship and signing on as the official beer of Euro 2020.