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Heineken

Contact: 0345 300 7275

Policy 

HUK request that retailers log kegs and casks in cellar up to the end of April.

Currently reviewing retailer requests to destroy kegs and casks of beer and cider with a BBD up to the end of February.

We will review the period for which we will consider requests to destroy in line with government guidance.

Only unbroached kegs and casks will be considered for credit.

No credit or duty reclaim for broached containers.

Asahi/Fullers

Contact: ReturnyourbeerAsahiFullersqueries@asahibeer.co.uk

Click here to see ‎Asahi/Fullers policy 

Carlsberg/Marstons

Contact

Marston’s customers: returnyourbeer@marstons.co.uk

Carlsberg customers: UKSMReturnYourbeer@carlsberggroup.com
 

Policy

At this stage, CMBC will provide full credit for all un-opened kegs and casks delivered on or after 1st October with a best before expiry date between 5th November and 28th February (aligned with national lockdown dates).

To raise a claim please visit www.returnyourbeer.co.uk Where you have previously raised a claim you will be able to use existing log in details, or register as a new user. The website is open to claims for CMBC product from 1st February 2021.

Please do not dispose of kegs until advised to do so via notification from the website. Before destruction you will need to ensure you have appropriate authorisation from your water authority and ensure you record photographic evidence of destruction (full details and guidance as to what is required is on the FAQ section of the website).

At this stage, we also encourage you to register kegs with best before dates up to and including 30th April 2021. This will allow us to process any further claim if Government guidance changes.

For credit to be approved, the required evidence must be uploaded onto the website and your trade account must be up to date.

No credit or duty reclaim will be possible on open kegs or cask or any packaged product.

Kegged product supplied to you by CMBC from other brand owners will be credited only where the third-party brand owner passes credit to CMBC. Request for credit for these kegs should be included in your claim with the exception for any claims for Diageo product (Guinness / Hop House 13) which should be registered through their own separate claims website: www.mydiageo.com 

At the point of re-opening, in date kegs which remain unopened and have been stored correctly during lockdown will be saleable. Kegs with a shelf life beyond the end of April do not therefore need to be registered at this stage.

Molson Coors

Even just a few weeks ago, we were cautiously optimistic that the trade would be open again in January. In light of the latest position and the extended enforced closure of the sector of our sector, we will now revert to crediting the full value of the stock purchased on all un-broached (full) containers, subject to the following criteria: -

• Adherence to all the relevant commercial terms of your current agreement with MolsonCoors.

• An up to date trade account

• Accurate completion of the RYB claim (i.e. customer details, container information, photographic evidence) only for stock that will go out of date on or before 3rd March 2021 We will review this date in due course, in line further Government announced changes to restrictions.

• We will validate the volume claim and credit for stock delivered in your last 2 orders before you were forced to close

Any claims already submitted do not need to be re-submitted – these will be simply now be processed as full credits.  There will not be any credit for part / broached containers.

We have a dedicated Customer Service team to support you with your claim through the Return Your Beer process. They can be contacted on 0345-6000-888, Option 2 or email ReturnYourBeer@molsoncoors.com. This specialist team should be your primary contact, rather than your regular account handler, as most of our field based teams are furloughed.

Harvey's

Reclamation of beer duty on Harvey’s cask ales

In light of the latest position and the extended enforced closure of the pub trade, we will be crediting the duty element only of the stock purchased on all un-broached (full) containers of Harvey’s cask beer, it will not apply to our keg beers at this stage. the following criteria will apply: -

An up-to-date trade account.

Accurate completion of the RYB claim (i.e., customer details, container information, photographic evidence). Please note destruction photograph will need to show the beer being poured away with the cask label visible in the shot.

We will validate and credit back duty for stock delivered with BB dates between 1st of November 2020 and 31st of March 2021. These will be checked against deliveries made to each account.

Only unbroached casks will be considered for duty credit. No duty reclaims for broached casks.

To raise a claim please visit www.returnyourbeer.co.uk Where you have previously raised a claim you will be able to use existing log in details, or register as a new user. Please ensure you follow the guidelines for beer destruction carefully.

Please do not dispose of casks until advised to do so via notification from the website. Before destruction you will need to ensure you have appropriate authorisation from your water authority and ensure you record photographic evidence of destruction (full details and guidance as to what is required is on the FAQ section of the website).

Ossett

Reclamation of beer duty on Harvey’s cask ales

In light of the latest position and the extended enforced closure of the pub trade, we will be crediting the duty element only of the stock purchased on all un-broached (full) containers of Harvey’s cask beer, it will not apply to our keg beers at this stage. the following criteria will apply: -

An up-to-date trade account.

Accurate completion of the RYB claim (i.e., customer details, container information, photographic evidence). Please note, as we are only replacing full unbroached casks all photographs submitted will need to show the gyle label and the unbroached keystone. destruction photograph will need to show evidence of the beer being poured away with the cask label visible in the shot.

We will validate and credit back duty for stock delivered with BB dates between 1st of November 2020 and 31st of March 2021. These will be checked against deliveries made to each account.

Only unbroached casks will be considered for duty credit. No duty reclaims for broached casks.

To raise a claim please visit www.returnyourbeer.co.uk Where you have previously raised a claim you will be able to use existing log in details, or register as a new user.

Please ensure you follow the guidelines for beer destruction carefully. Please do not dispose of casks until advised to do so via notification from the website. Before destruction you will need to ensure you have appropriate authorisation from your water authority and ensure you record photographic evidence of destruction (full details and guidance as to what is required is on the FAQ section of the website).

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