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Mitchells & Butlers profits rise to £313m

Operating profit before exceptional items rose 1% to £313m in the 52 weeks to September, Mitchells & Butlers revealed today. Total revenue was up 4% to £1,970m. » MORE

TCG hails success of proud of Our Ale campaign

Managed pub and bar operator TCG is celebrating the success of its fourth annual Proud of Our Ale festival, held in 40 of its pubs for seven weeks, ending earlier this month. » MORE

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Inveralmond scoops Perthshire Business Award

Inveralmond Brewery is celebrating after scooping the excellence in food and drink category at Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards 2014. » MORE

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One Over the Ait opens in West London

Fuller’s has opened One Over the Ait at Kew Bridge, three years after building work began at the site. » MORE

BrewDog opens Bologna bar

BrewDog BolognaBrewDog has launched a bar in Bologna, offering some of the world’s most sought-after beers from all over the world. » MORE

Brakspear Jazz and Blues Festival grows

Brakspear’s second annual Jazz and Blues Festival this month saw more pubs host more performances than last year, with sales of Top Notch, the brewer’s seasonal ale for November, expected to top 2013’s level. » MORE

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Fuller’s six-month profits rise 8% to £19.6m

Profit before tax rose 8% to £19.6m in the 26 weeks to September 27, Fuller’s has reported. Revenue rose 10% to £161m. Total beer and cider volumes rose by 6%. » MORE

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Toasting market anniversary with Borough Barrow

Borough BarrowBorough Market has Christened its first ever bitter, Borough Barrow, following a nationwide search to find the perfect name to mark the site’s 1,000th anniversary. » MORE

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West Berkshire Brewing unveils new branding

West Berkshire Brewery (WBB), the brewer led by serial international brewing and pub entrepreneur David Bruce, has unveiled a new, modern brand image and bottle design for its range of award-winning British bitters, pale ales and stouts. » MORE

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Preview: St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival

Celtic Beer FestivalSt Austell Brewery’s Celtic Beer Festival returns this weekend, with some great one-off brews on offer. » MORE

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Preview: open event at Driftwood Spars Brewery

Driftwood Spars Brewery, in St Agnes, Cornwall, will be throwing its doors open to the public on December 5, with a chance to tour the new-look premises and celebrate the opening of the brewery shop. » MORE

SIBA success for Inveralmond and Barney’s Beer

Inveralmond Brewery’s award winning team is toasting yet another raft of successes, with their portfolio of bottled beers sweeping awards in five out of 15 categories at the recent SIBA Scotland Regional competition. » MORE

Winter Sun and Cimmanon Porter from Meantime

Meantime Brewing Company, the Greenwich-based craft brewer, has launched two new limited edition beers — Winter Sun and Cinnamon Porter. » MORE

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Greene King’s £125,000 boost for Macmillan

Greene King employees from across the country have baked cakes, brewed coffee and organised raffles to raise more than £125,000 for charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning this year. » MORE

Princess of Prussia restored to former glory

Princess of PrussiaA Shepherd Neame pub in central London has been restored to its original splendour. The Princess of Prussia in Prescot Street, close to the Tower of London, was originally part of the Truman’s Brewery pub estate. » MORE

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Former international pole
vaulter joins brewery

A former Commonwealth record holder and member of the Great British athletics team has made an unusual career move by starting work at a Cumbrian brewery. » MORE

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New pumpclip for Everards
seasonal Sleighbell

Everards festive seasonal Sleighbell is back on the bar for Christmas 2014, available through December. » MORE

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Sonnet 43 beers on Mitchells & Butlers list

A County Durham microbrewery is expanding its reach across the UK after being endorsed by one of the hospitality industry’s leading operators. » MORE

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Woolpack honoured twice at tourism awards

A 600-year-old Kent pub has won two honours in this year’s Beautiful South Tourism Awards. » MORE

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Record year expected for Batemans Rosey Nosey

Lincolnshire-based family brewer Batemans is expecting its best season yet for its festive ale, Rosey Nosey, with bottle sales to supermarkets in particular already showing considerable growth. » MORE

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Durham Brewery's Russian Imperial stout Temptation (10% ABV) is now available in a 750ml swing-top bottle. There's a swing-top, too, for Belgian-style Bede's Chalice (9%) and the brewer's 20th anniversary Imperial pale stout 1994 (10.2%) • A new Belgian-made beer has been created — for dogs. Snuffle Dog Beer is non-alcoholic, of course, and is brewed with beef or chicken stock and malt barley extracts, plus mineral oils. It comes in 25cl bottles and in four packs • Fresh off the bottling line at BrewDog are festive brews Hoppy Christmas (7.2% ABV) and Santa Paws (4.5%). The former is a hop bomb with citrus, papaya and pineapple notes, and the latter a decadent Scotch ale brewed with heather honey. Also new in bottle is Konnichiwa Kitsune, a citrus-packed double IPA. It is a Japanese-inspired, yuzu-infused imperial IPA, brewed with Amarillo, Cascade and Citra hops • Brews from Hammerton Brewery, Little Beer, and Anspach & Hobday have been added to the listings at online retailer EeBria, along with Yarde Ciders, from Devon.

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