Responsible drinking

Record numbers of visitors attended this year's Great British Beer Festival but pints sold were in line with expectations, indicating that people were drinking more responsibly, according to organiser Camra.

Kool Kola Schnapps

InterContinental Brands has added a Kool Kola flavour to its Cactus Jack's Schnapps Schotz range. A 50cl bottle will be priced at £5.99.

Lager connoisseurs

A survey by Dutch brewer Bavaria Beer has revealed the emergence of a new breed of drinker, the lager connoisseur, mostly aged 18 to 24. One in 20 British drinkers seeks out imported beers over those brewed in the UK under licence, according to the brewer.