Friday, 19 December 2014

Guilt free drinking with alcohol-free beer, Scots know how

Around the festive season, it's not uncommon to give in to temptation.

That glass of sherry left out for Father Christmas, the mulled wine that runs free and plentiful at every ye olde Christmas Fayre.

For the past year, in Scotland, beer drinkers have been paving the way with one particular tipple.
But it's not the kind of drink you'd have to give up for lent.

Following the results of a survey, it has been revealed that 48% of Scottish adults are now drinking alcohol-free beers like AB InBev’s Beck's Blue.

There have been many attempts over the years to curb the nation's excesses – non-alcoholic beer manufacturers Kaliber employed the talents of family name and Scottish comedian Billy Connolly to advertise their wares – but it never really caught on.

So why, only this year, are we seeing a 10% rise of shop sales of alcohol free beer?

Ordering alcohol-free is no longer a party sin, or so it seems.

Studies reveal that 49% of you are now saying so, and with an 8% growth in the industry, it looks like this tipple may be for life, not just for Christmas.

So the chill is off on alcohol-free and the Scottish people are feeling the benefit.

These are tidings that will be gladdest for designated drivers everywhere as 59% of us now feel good about buying alcohol-free beer in pubs and clubs, even in the presence of friends.

A spokesperson for the brewery has noted the new Scottish taste for their wares, commenting:

'It is encouraging to see so many Scottish customers choosing to try alcohol-free beer. Offering consumers choice is an important part of our commitment to responsible drinking and we are proud to brew Beck’s Blue'.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Small Steps Amazing Achievements - 17th December 2014

It's Wednesday, time for the Small Steps Amazing Achievements linky.

This week Jeannette at Autism Mumma is hosting Small Steps Amazing Achievements.  

Jeannette's linky is HERE or you can link up below as the code synchronises.  

Thank you to everyone that linked up last week. I really appreciate it.  
     

If this is your first time here you can find out about the Small Steps Amazing Achievements linky HERE, we do hope you join in.

Posts can be old or new and don't forget to share the linky love and comment on posts that spark your interest.

We do take the time to read and comment on all of your posts. We also share them on twitter using the hashtag #SSAmazingAchievements.

So grab the badge and come and join in.

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We had some fantastic Small Steps Amazing Achievements last week
@PinkOddy’s Little Angel was a true superstar 
@HappyHomebird is building the excitement of Christmas for her superstar  
There is a lovely sibling bond developing over at @BecomingaSAHM 
And lastly you must watch this very cute video made by @Fiveadventurers - Do You Want To Go Skiing?  
We really wish we could share all of the posts with you as we enjoy reading them all and find it so hard to choose which ones to include in this post, but you can read them all HERE.

This week will be the last week of 2014 that we will run the linky. We will return on the 7th of January 2015. We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas. 

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