:: BUSINESS NEWS

Greene King appoints new finance director

JD Wetherspoon finance director, Kirk Davis, has joined Greene King in the same role, the brewer and pub operator has announced today. » MORE

Cheers, Mr Chancellor!

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has released its Cheers 2014 report, detailing how consecutive beer duty cuts have created 16,000 jobs and boosted beer sales, at very little cost to the Government. » MORE 

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Castle Inn is Cider Pub of the Year

A traditional 16th century thatched roofed pub in a small Dorset village has been named CAMRA’s Cider Pub of the Year. » MORE

London to get its first Brewhouse and Kitchen

Islington will be home to the first London Brewhouse and Kitchen this October, following successful launches in Portsmouth and Dorchester. Another is set to open in 2015, up the road in Highbury. » MORE

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Adrian Tierney-Jones explores world beers

West Country beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones returns with a new book on November 13, World Bottled Beers. » MORE

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Preview: Dea Latis beer and cheese tasting

A beer and cheese tasting event, to be hosted by beer and women group Dea Latis, has been re-arranged for next Wednesday, October 8. » MORE

Triple gold for Thwaites at World Beer Awards

thwaiteswba0914Thwaites is gaining global recognition for its ales after scooping not just one but five awards at this year’s World Beer Awards – three for ‘world’s best’ in different categories. » MORE

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International flavour to
JD Wetherspoon festival

Wetherspoon pubs across the UK will each be serving a range of ten real ales from around the world, alongside beers from the UK, during a 17-day festival running from October 17 until November 2. » MORE

:: CAMPAIGN NEWS

Tim Page is new CAMRA chief executive

Tim Page has been named as the new chief executive of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). He will take up the post on November 1. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

The Holy Grail of ale, served on a Lakes Fellside

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHardknott Brewery has staked a claim for setting up what may be the highest ever bar in England by serving its craft beer on a Western Lakes fellside. » MORE

:: BUSINESS NEWS

Wadworth gets involved in Tax Parity Day

Wadworth supported Tax Parity Day this week with all 43 of its managed houses reducing prices by 7.5%. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Inaugural North East beer festivals huge success

Two beer and cider festivals, held for the first time in the North East this summer, were such a success they look set to be repeated. » MORE

:: FESTIVAL NEWS

Kronenbourg anniversary celebrated in London

Alex James And Kronenbourg Celebrate 350th Anniversary In Traditional Alsace VillageFormer Blur member turned cheesemaker Alex James and beer writer Mark Dredge were among those celebrating the 350th anniversary of Heineken-owned Kronenbourg in London this week. » MORE

:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS

CAMRA defeats Bradford Council in High Court

An historic pub of national importance has been the subject of a landmark High Court battle between the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and Bradford Council. » MORE

Gordon Burns returns with unique pub quiz

Gordon Burns, the host of The Krypton Factor, returned last night to launch a new, innovative quiz game for pubs called Quiz the Nation. » MORE

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:: BREWERY NEWS

St Austell double at Publicans’ Choice Awards

sapublican0914St Austell Brewery has scooped two prestigious Publicans’ Choice Awards for the third year in a row. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Spooky, motion-efect pumpclip for Brains special

Brains is to launch a new seasonal ale for Halloween, complete with its first ever motion-effect pumpclip. » MORE

:: BREWERY NEWS

Upham Brewery breaks sales record at boat show

The PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014Upham Brewery sold a record 2,340 pints of beer during the PSP Southampton Boat Show, it has reported. » MORE

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