:: FESTIVAL NEWS

Anniversary beer festival at the Black Dog

The Black Dog pub, in Vauxhall, London, is to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a beer festival, running for a week from November 11. » MORE

:: BREWERY NEWS

Preview: the Northern Monk Refectory

Northern Monk RefectoryNorthern Monk Brew Co is putting the finishing touches to its Northern Monk Refectory, a tap room, bottle shop, events space and kitchen, opening in Leeds on Friday (October 24). » MORE

Greene King develops craft beer range for Tesco

Greene King is to launch a range of craft beers under its Metropolitan Brewing Co brand which will be available exclusively in Tesco. » MORE

Leffe introduces Ruby and Nectar variants

lefferubyTwo new limited edition bottles have been added to Belgian beer Leffe’s range in the UK — Ruby and Nectar. They join the existing core pair of Blonde and Brune and are designed to pair with food. » MORE

Peerless Brewing Co
scoops five SIBA awards

Wirral’s Peerless Brewing Company has been hailed a top North West brewer in the region’s toughest beer challenge – giving a major boost to current expansion plans. » MORE

Beerd conquers Sweden
and targets other markets

South West craft brewer Beerd has cemented its foothold in the Scandinavian market after just two months with ten cities in Sweden now stocking its beers. » MORE

Inveralmond shortlisted for business award

Perth beer maker Inveralmond Brewery has been shortlisted for an award at this year’s Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

BrewDog CollabFest bigger and better for 2014

BrewDog Wild Beer CoBrewDog is hosting its second annual nationwide craft beer festival on Saturday (October 25), unveiling 16 unique collaboration brews made with some of the UK’s best craft beer breweries. » MORE

Status Quo’s latest million seller

The beer named in honour of one of rock legends Status Quo’s most famous albums has been almost as successful as the band, selling more than a million pints in just seven months. » MORE

:: BUSINESS NEWS

Arran Brewery opens office in US

Arran Brewery will not just be importing its own beers but will be importing other Scottish and other European craft beers into the US market. » MORE

BBPA project tackles packaging waste

Two British brewers have signed up to a new initiative supported by the British Beer & Pub Association to dramatically cut the cost of packaging waste. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

MPs and guests enjoy a pint of Padstow

MPs and their guests have been able to sample a taste of Padstow this week thanks with Padstow Brewing Company’s Padstow Pale Ale going on sale in Parliament’s Strangers’ Bar. » MORE

Preview: Great Yorkshire Bottled Beer

Following the success of Great Yorkshire Beer in 2013, beer writer Leigh Linley is back with a new volume, Great Yorkshire Bottled Beer. » MORE

New Cornish soap made with Proper Job IPA

Proper Job soapSt Austell Brewery’s Proper Job is moving from the bar to the bathroom with the launch of a new Cornish soap made from the beer. » MORE

:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS

Obar, Leicester, revamped as craft beer venue

The Obar, in Braunstone Gate, Leicester, has become a specialist craft beer venue following a revamp. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Debut for Drygate Studio Kit beers

Drygate Studio KitFollowing the opening of the UK’s first experiential craft brewery, Drygate Brewing Co, in Glasgow, has launched its first limited edition batch of seven Studio Kit brews. » MORE

:: BREWERY NEWS

New chairman for Jarrow Brewery

Jarrow Brewery in South Tyneside has appointed experienced corporate financier Tim Cottier to the board as chairman. » MORE

:: BUSINESS NEWS

BBPA makes case for business rates reform

With this week’s inflation figures pointing to a £15 million rise in the business rates bill for community pubs, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called for a freeze in the business rates multiplier in the Chanellor’s Autumn Statement. » MORE

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» BrewDog introduces living wage policy
» Brakspear acquires Henley Brewhouse
» Greene King appoints new finance director

:: FESTIVAL NEWS

Hampshire Octoberfest a huge success

Some 7,500 visitors flocked to Hampshire’s OctoberFest at its new venue, Basingstoke Cricket and Sports Ground, to sample more than 200 beers. » MORE

Nicholson’s puts on festival ‘improv’ show

Nicholson's beer festivalNicholson’s pubs across London and the UK will be launching an Autumn Beer Festival from October 31 to November 16, showcasing a range of dark beers. » MORE

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