Dark Star Hopfest to return later this month

Dark Star HopfestTaking place over two days, on September 26 and 27, Hopfest will feature live music from local musicians, locally sourced food, beer from Dark Star, of course, alongside guest beers from other brewers across the UK. » MORE

Inveralmond releases Tight Head for World Cup

A muscly and delicious thirst-quencher, Tight Head Ale has vigorous, malty flavours, says the brewer, with fresh, fruity and floral aromas, and a scrummy finish. » MORE

Brakspear launches ale trail for Brighton

Brakspear is extending its popular Ale Trail beyond its Henley-on-Thames heartland for the first time with the launch of a Brighton trail, to drive traffic into its five pubs in the city, encourage trials of its ales and reward loyal drinkers. » MORE

Phillimore named as new Charles Wells CEO

Charles Wells Justin PhillimoreCharles Wells has announced changes in responsibility at board level as the next stage of its reintegration of the brewing and pubs businesses. » MORE

Black Sheep brews all-English World Cup beer

Black Sheep Brewery is celebrating the arrival of the Rugby World Cup with a seasonal ale brewed an all-English pack of eight hop varieties. It will be available in pubs as a cask ale throughout the Rugby World Cup, which runs through September and October. » MORE

Horse and Groom named pub of the year

The Horse and Groom in Bourton on the Hill in the North Cotswolds has been named pub of the year in The Good Pub Guide 2016. The pub also took the award for county dining pub of the year in Gloucestershire. » MORE

Concern over delays to pubco legislation

Pubs campaigners are concerned that the Government is dragging its heels implementing reforming industry legislation, passed before the general election. » MORE

Wild Card brewer fronts entrepreneurs campaign

Wild Card Brewery entrepreneur fronts campaignWild Card Brewery’s Jaega Wise has been named as an ambassador in a new campaign run by lifestyle luggage specialist Eastpak. » MORE

Purity starts second season with Coventry Rugby

Purity Brewing Co and Coventry Rugby are back in action together, with the Warwickshire brewery announcing it will continue to provide cask ale at Butts Park Arena throughout the season following a successful first year. » MORE

Moorhouse’s toast to ‘king of brewing barleys’

Moorhouse's Maris OtterMoorhouse’s rolls out a special cask ale this month in a double toast to Maris Otter as ‘the king of brewing barleys’. » MORE

Little Valley beers hit Yorkshire Co-op shelves

Two Little Valley Brewery beers have gone on the shelves in Co-op stores as part of the retailer’s Local Supplier initiative, which will see it stock 130 new products from suppliers across Yorkshire. » MORE

21 inter-war pubs get listed building protection

Royal Oak, HoxtonFrom the Daylight Inn in Kent, named after a local resident who campaigned for daylight saving, to a landlady’s labour of love in Scunthorpe, Historic England research has led to 21 inter-war pubs being listed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. This follows Historic England’s project to understand and protect some of England’s best pubs built between 1918 and 1939. » MORE

Box Steam raises the bar — all the way up Ben Nevis

Three student bartenders and a bar manager from Box Steam Brewery, Wiltshire, climbed 4,406 feet to the summit of Ben Nevis — and set up a bar! » MORE

Characterful craft beers from Black Sheep team

Black Sheep craft beersThree new bottled beers from Black Sheep Brewery will bring tall tales and stories of adventure from one of the UK’s best loved brewing dynasties to the shelves of retailers across the country. » MORE