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A pint and an ice cream at Minnis Bay, Kent

Not many bars come with their own ice cream kiosk, but that’s just one of the unique features of the Minnis Bay Bar & Brasserie which attracted new general manager, Daniel Cole. » MORE

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Planning consent for Kirkby Lonsdale brewhouse

North West-based planning consultancy Steven Abbott Associates LLP has secured planning permission, on appeal, on behalf of the Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery Company Ltd for the change of use a former auction room in the conservation area of Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria to a microbrewery, visitor centre, bar and café. » MORE

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BrewDog wants shuffleboard in 2020 Olympics

BrewDog Shuffledog LeedsBrewDog has launched a bid to have shuffleboard added as an Olympic sport for Tokyo 2020, as it opens the doors to the first ShuffleDog in Leeds. » MORE

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Two Bells beer flows at Henley Club to Pub swim

More than 300 swimmers took to the Thames for this year’s Henley Club to Pub Swim – almost double the number who swam in the 2014 inaugural race. » MORE

Black Sheep launches innovative keg pale ale

Black Sheep PathmakerBlack Sheep Brewery is is aiming to reach out to younger, experimental beer drinkers with a new pale ale, Pathmaker, created by its brewing team, which was given a free rein to go forth and innovate. » MORE

GBBF trade session more popular than ever

CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival has seen a 40% increase in the number of licensees, brewers and other members of the trade applying for tickets. » MORE

Cans of John Smith’s sent into space

Heineken has sent cans of its John Smith’s Extra Smooth beer into space to “ensure that it was fit for the extreme conditions of space travel”. » MORE

Glow-worm ale to raise money for bug charity

The From the Notebook brewing enterprise and conservation charity Buglife have got together to produce a fund-raising beer. » MORE

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Geraint Williams named as new Butcombe Brewery MD

Geraint is a highly respected member of the industry and moves to Butcombe after ten years with Carlsberg UK. » MORE

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Upham brews EPA for Maris Otter anniversary

Winchester-based Upham Brewery has been selected to represent Hampshire at the forthcoming national Maris Otter 50th Anniversary Beer Festival. » MORE

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Half Full Beer Company acquires Ilkley Brewery

Ilkley Brewing Company, established in 2009, has been purchased by the Half Full Beer Company, run by one of its former employees. » MORE

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SIBA introduces quality management programme

SIBA will employ its own food technologist to administer the scheme and the one-day audits will be carried out by independent inspectors. » MORE

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Joule’s Brewery secures football sponsorship deal

Market Drayton based Joule’s Brewery has announced its largest sponsorship agreement to date — a three-year deal with Newcastle Town FC as the main club sponsor. » MORE

Archie joins the Wadworth Shire drays team

Wadworth Shire horsesOne of the last remaining breweries still using working Shire horses and drays to make deliveries, Wiltshire-based brewer Wadworth has committed to the continuation of a long-established  tradition with the arrival of three-year-old Archie. » MORE