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drink. Rosie’s Pig

Cider producer Westons has immortalised its first delivery truck, which was reportedly a “pig to start and a pig to drive”, in a new range of flavoured ciders, created for beer and cider festivals this summer. The cloudy, four per cent ABV bag-in-box ciders comprise rhubarb cider Flat Tyre, damson cider Handbrake, and raspberry cider Old Banger. www.westons-cider.co.uk

Trooper Red ‘n’ Black Scheduled to launch this September, this will be the third beer in the worldwide phenomenon that is Robinsons Brewery’s beery tie-up with rockers Iron Maiden. The limited-edition brew, which follows last year’s Trooper 666 seasonal offer, is a porter weighing in at 6.8 per cent ABV in bottle or 5.8 per cent in cask. www.ironmaidenbeer.com

On the bar Tim Griffiths The Old Coastguard Penzance Cornwall

Look out for... Wild Knight Vodka

Developed by husband and wife team Matt and Steph Brown after a family wedding in Mongolia, this ultra-premium brand is made from English barley and English water. The couple hope to “rekindle the nation’s love affair with vodka in the same way that gin has been reinvented”, they say. www.wildknightvodka.co.uk

Schweppes

Touting itself as the “creator of bubbles since 1783”, distributor Coca-Cola Enterprises has revealed a new look across the Schweppes mixer range. The new black labels are intended to be sophisticated and witty, and arrive ahead of the biggest campaign for the brand in the past 20 years. www.cokecce.co.uk

Budweiser

It’s bye-bye to bottle openers if the Budweiser guys have their way — new twist-off bottle caps are being rolled out now for the brand. Brewer AB InBev says research found there was a “strong appetite” for the move in the UK and it would establish a “new serving ritual” for the beer. www.ab-inbev.co.uk

“We were delighted to be the first pub to win Imbibe’s Wine List of the Year award last September. Compared with some top restaurants we’ve a small wine list — about 100 or so wines — so it’s a huge achievement. We use around 10 different suppliers to create the range. The idea is we offer more unusual wines, so we’ve no Pinot Grigio on the list and no straight Sauvignon Blancs, for example. Instead we train our staff — most are WSET trained to some level — and we do lots inhouse as well, to be able to recommend to customers on a “if you like that, you’ll like this” basis. We promote wines of the month and use chalkboards and our wine list to encourage people to be a bit more adventurous,”

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Inapub magazine May 2016 Issue 54  

Are you in or are you out? The European referendum will be here before you know it and in the May issue of Inapub we look at how Brexit coul...

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