Return Your Beer

We have written previously to let you know that we are working on a solution for your un-broached (unopened) stock that is approaching, or has past, its best before date.

We are pleased to confirm that the British Beer & Pub Association, the leading trade association representing brewers and pubs, has today launched a cross-industry platform to enable spoilt draught beer and cider to be safely destroyed in pubs and millions of pounds in excise duty to be reclaimed.

Pubs and bars with spoilt beer and cider in their cellars can access the platform by visiting via mobile, tablet or computer and creating a profile. Once their profile has been created they can follow guidance and instructions on the platform to seek the necessary permission from each brand owner whose products they stock to destroy their products and to confirm the route(s) to market. Using this platform to record destruction will enable duty to be claimed back by brewers and the correct credit to be issued to customers via the relevant wholesaler.

Brewers who have signed-up to the platform along with Heineken include Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, Molson Coors, Carlsberg, Asahi and Marston’s and more brewers are expected to join. The platform is intended to simplify and speed up the process of destruction, and excise duty reclaim, whilst freeing up space for new deliveries of fresh beer and cider, enabling outlets to restock and get cellars ready for re-opening.

The platform is free to use for any on-trade business that needs to destroy its spoilt beer and cider.

As many as 70 million pints of beer and cider from UK pubs will have to be destroyed after they were forced to shut due to COVID-19. Being able to reclaim excise duty on beer and cider will be worth tens of millions of pounds to the on-trade.

Our plan is to work with producers to:

  •  provide full credit for un-broached kegs and casks of beer and kegs of cider past their best before dates or with a best before date prior to the end of July, at the price which you purchased the beer or cider from us; and
  •  for broached kegs of beer and cider (but not cask), provide credit in respect of the excise duty element only of the price which you purchased the beer or cider from us, based on the volume remaining in the relevant broached keg.

We will make this credit directly to you as our customer having received it from the producer.

It is vitally important that you do not dispose of any draught beer and cider without permission. We cannot give any credit for, or replace, beer or cider that has been disposed of without permission.

In order to ensure that you comply with HMRC guidelines regarding duty claims you must ensure that you destroy beer and cider in a safe and environmentally friendly manner in compliance with your local water authorities’ requirements.


Asahi: Meantime Anytime IPA, Asahi Super Dry, Meantime Easy Time, Meantime IPA, Kozel Svetly, Meantime London Helles, Meantime London Lager, Meantime London Pale Ale, Meantime London Pale, Peroni Nastro Azzuro, Pilsner Urquell, Meantime Yakima Red

Asahi (Fullers): Sierra Southern Gothic, Sierra Otra Vez, Sierra Hazy Little Thing, Old Winter Ale Export, Montana Red Export, Honey Dew, Black Ipa, Montana Red, Seafarers, London Pride Unfiltered, Sierra Pale Ale , Alhambra, Wild River, Session IPA, Dark Star Lager, Frontier, Sierra California, Fullers London Pride , Veltins, London Porter, Golden Pride, Litovel Premium, Litovel Classic, Fullers Session IPA, Sierra Pale, Fullers London Pride, Vintage Ale , Fuller Imperial Stout , London Porter , Dark Star Sunburst, Dark Star Partridge Best, Dark Star Revelation, Dark Star Green Hop IPA, Dark American Brown , Crafty Flanker , Dark Star Sunburst , Dark Star America Pale Ale, Dark Star Revelation , Dark Partridge Best , Dark Star Hop Head, Dark American Pale Ale , Olivers Island , E S B , H S B , Seafarers , Hophead

Budweiser Brewing Group: Stella Artois, Bass Draught Cask Ale, Bass Mild XXXX, Bass Pale Ale, Bass Smooth, Beck’s 4% (Vier), Belle Vue Kriek, Birra Borga Lisa, Blue Point Toasted Lager, Boddingtons Draught, Brahma, Bud Light, Budweiser – 4.3%, Budweiser – 4.5%, Corona Extra, Flowers Best Bitter, Franziskaner, Goose Island 312, Goose Island IPA, Goose Island Midway, Hoegaarden, Leffe Blonde, Lowenbrau, Michelob Ultra, Spaten , Stella Artois , Stella Artois 4%, Stella Artois Cidre, Trophy Bitter, Whitbread Best Bitter

Camden Town Brewery: Camden Hells, Camden Hells lager, Camden Pale Ale, Camden Pale Ale, Camden Off Menu IPA, Camden Gentleman’s Wit, Camden Ink Stout, Camden Show Off Lager, Camden Blooming Hells lager

Carlsberg: Ansell’s Bitter, Ansell’s Mild, Backyard Brewery Shed Head, Brooklyn Defender IPA, Brooklyn Naranjito, Brooklyn Scorcher Ale, Brooklyn Summer Ale, Greenall’s Keg Bitter, Greenall’s Keg Mild, London Fields Brewery, Tetley’s Bitter, Tetley’s Dark Mild, Tetley’s Golden, Tetley’s Imperial, Tetley’s Mild, Tetley’s No.3 Pale Ale, Tetley’s Smoothflow, Bad Apple, Somersby, Somersby Apple, Somersby Strawberry, Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Special Effects, Carlsberg Export, Carlsberg Pilsner, Holsten Vier, Mahou 5 Estrella, Poretti, Poretti 3, Poretti 4, San Miguel, Tuborg Green

Heineken: Affligem Blonde, Amstel, Birra Moretti, Caley Coast To Coast Pale Ale, Caley Deuchars IPA, Fosters, Heineken, Heineken 0.0%, Inch’S Rolling Apple Cider, John Smiths Bitter , John Smiths Extra Smooth, Kronenbourg 1664, Lagunitas Daytime, Lagunitas Fusion Hazy Suzanne, Lagunitas IPA, Lagunitas Lagur, Lagunitas Sumpin Easy, Magnet, Maltsmiths American IPA, Maltsmiths Bavarian Lager, Murphys Irish Stout, Old Mout Berries & Cherries, Orchard Thieves, Red Stripe, Sagres, Scrumpy Jack, Strongbow, Strongbow Cloudy Apple, Strongbow Dark Fruit, Symonds Founders Reserve, Theakston Atlantic Red, Theakston Barista Stout, Theakston Best, Theakston Black Bull, Theakston Double Cross, Theakston Ipa, Theakston Lightfoot, Theakston Mild, Theakston Old Peculier, Theakston Pale Ale, Theakston Ru(G)By No ‘G’, Theakston Smooth Dark, Theakston Summit, Theakston Vanilla Stout, Theakston Xb, Tiger Lager, Woodpecker, Theakston Beacon Ale, Kronenbourg

Marston’s: Banks’s Mild , Banks’s Amber Bitter, Marston’s EPA, Marston’s EPA Fastcask, Marston’s Pedigree, Banks’s Original Smoothpour, Banks’s Amber Bitter Smooth, Ushers 1824, Marston’s Saddle Tank, Mansfield Bitter, Mansfield Original Bitter, Mansfield Smooth & Creamy, Mansfield Dark Smooth, Banks’s Amber Bitter keg, Banks’s Sunbeam, Marston’s Pedigree keg, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Marston’s Oyster Stout, Marston’s Old Empire IPA, Banks’s Dark Mild, Marston’s Smooth, Jennings Night Vision, Jennings Cumberland Ale, Jennings Cumberland Cream, Ringwood Razorback, Ringwood Fortyniner, Ringwood Boondoggle, Brakspear Oxford Gold, Marston’s Pedigree Fastcask, Wychwood Hobgoblin fastcask, Brakspear Gravity fastcask, Jennings Cumberland Ale Fast Cask, Chestnut Mild, Marston’s Pearl Jet Oyster Stout, Revisionist British Craft Lager, Shipyard American Pale Ale, Wychwood Hobgoblin keg, Ringwood Old Thumper, Marston’s 61 Deep, Portland Stout Porter, LWC Morrels Champion Bitter Firkin, LWC Mansfield England Pride Firkin, LWC Mansfield Riding Bitter Firkin, LWC Ushers Celtic Gold Firkin, Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold, Warsteiner, Thwaites Original Bitter, Crafty Dan 13 Guns, Thwaites Dark Smooth, Kaltenberg Royal, Thwaites Smooth, Lancaster Bomber, Wainwright, Konig Ludwig Weiss Bier, Eagle IPA Bitter , Eagle IPA Smooth, Youngs London Original, Youngs London Special, Courage Best Bitter , Directors , Courage Best Bitter keg, Bombardier Golden Beer, Bombardier Amber Bitter CW, Bombardier Smooth, McEwans Lager Cold , McEwans Export , McEwans 60/ , McEwans 70/, McEwans 80/, Kirin Ichiban , Youngers Scotch Bitter , Youngers Best , Tartan Special , McEwans Best Scotch , Youngs London Stout , Erdinger Weissbier, Erdinger Dunkel, All Day IPA , Estrella Damm , Hobgoblin IPA, Wainwright Altitude, Jennings Atomic Theory, Jennings Fine Line, Youngs Head On IPL, Youngs CityScape Beer

Molson Coors: Fran Well Archway Lager, Aspall Draught 4.5%, Aspall Harry Sparrow, Aspall Suffolk Draught, Sharps Atlantic Pale Ale, Bavaria Premium Pilsner, Blue Moon, Caffreys, Carling, Carling Apple Cider, Carling Black Fruit Cider, Carling Premier, Fran Well Chieftain IPA, Cobra, Malabar, Coors Light, Sharps Cornish Coaster, Sharps Doom Bar, Hancocks HB, Hopstuff Four Hop Session IPA, Hopstuff Hometown Lager, Hopstuff Renegade IPA, M&B Brew XI, M&B Brew XI Cask, M&B Mild, Maclachlans, Molson Canadian, Pravha, Fran Well Rebel Red, Rekorderlig Dry Apple, Rekorderlig Passion Fruit, Rekorderlig Strawberry & Lime, Sharps Sea Fury, Fran Well Shandon Stout, Sharps Offshore Pilsner, Sharps Orchard Cider, Sharps Original, Staropramen, Stones Bitter, Toby Bitter, Toby Light, Sharps Wolf Rock IPA, Worthingtons Ale, Worthingtons Cask, Worthingtons Creamflow, Worthingtons White Shield, Sharps Eventide, La Trappe Blond, La Trappe Dubbel, Palm, Rodenbach, Rodenbach Grand Cru

Follow this link to register, the process is simple and fast

Technical Support

Helpline #

Air Liquide

08003 894 807

Asahi Holding UK (Peroni, Kozel, London Pride, Meantime, etc.)

02089 962 031

Black Sheep Brewery PLC

01765 689 227

Britvic (Pepsi/R Whites Postmix)

08457 581 781

Budweiser Budvar

08458 504 030

Carlsberg UK

08457 820 820

Celtic Marches Cider

01684 569 142

Coca Cola / Schweppes (Postmix)

08705 336 699

Coors (Carling, Worthington, Coors, Sharp’s)

08456 000 888

Diageo (Guinness, Hop House 13, Open Gate, Pimms)

08457 515 101

Greene King

01284 763 222

Hook Norton Brewery

01608 737 210

Hartridges (Postmix)

01730 233 214

Heineken (Fosters, Johns Smiths, Strongbow, Amstel, Heineken, Symonds, etc)

08458 787 074

AB Inbev (Budweiser, Bass, Boddingtons, Becks, Stella)

08457 100 600


01902 711 811

Portobello Brewery

0208 9692 269

Shepherd Neame

01795 532 206

Tees Ltd (Efes Pilsner)

020 8556 7333

Thatchers Cider

01934 822 862

Timothy Taylor’s

01535 603 139

Westons Cider

01531 660 233