Robinsons’ trade day most successful ever

Robinsons Trade Show

The event, now in its fourth year, was attended by more than half of Robinsons’ 300-strong pub estate, along with key free trade accounts and 67 heavyweights from the hospitality industry. » MORE

Signs of stability in beer market says BBPA

Beer sales in the first quarter of 2016 were 1% down on the same quarter in 2015, according to the latest Beer Barometer sales data from the British Beer & Pub Association. » MORE

Major refurbishment for George Townhouse

George Townhouse Shipstone

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear has re-opened one of its eight managed pubs, the George Townhouse in Shipston-on- Stour, after a major refurbishment. » MORE

Wadworth announces board restructure

Wadworth has today announced a restructure to its main board, sales and marketing director, Paul Sullivan, having decided to leave the business to pursue other interests. » MORE

Steel and oak vessels arrive at XT Brewery

The brewery has purchased several large oak casks for the development of specialist barrel-aged beers. These casks have been crafted by the master cooper Alistair Simms, especially for the brewery. » MORE

Fringe Benefit ‘an ale of two cities’

Caledonian Laine Fringe Benefit

Brewers from Brighton and Edinburgh — home to the UK’s two largest fringe arts festivals — have teamed up to brew a beer that celebrates the vibrant culture of their two cities. » MORE

Hawkshead Tonka returns, now in bottle

It’s brewed using (and named after) an ingredient rarely seen before in a beer, the tonka bean. It is the fruit of the South American Cumaru tree, used by chefs for its complex scent and nut and fruit flavours. » MORE

AB InBev: competition negotiations taking toll

Competition authority negotiations to win approval for AB InBev’s deal with SABMiller are continuing to take their toll, says a leading academic. » MORE

Meet Neil, Bierkeller’s volunteer taster

Bierkeller taster Neil Kiddie

Neil Kiddie (pictured) landed the role after responding to an advert posted by the venue in February. With lots of applicants, competition to become the company’s first dedicated beer taster and blogger was fierce. » MORE

Imbibe Live Brewing Challenge returns

The winner will not only score a seasonal listing in a selection of Mitchells & Butlers’ leading pubs, but also a trip to the Pilsner Urquell brewery in the Czech Republic. » MORE

Caledonian renews Fringe collaboration

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is once again teaming up with Edinburgh’s Caledonian Brewery in a new three-year sponsorship deal that will help thousands of visitors navigate their way across Edinburgh during the annual Festival Fringe. » MORE

Harveys wins ‘rural Oscar’ for tourism enterprise

Harveys Countryside Alliance Award

Harveys Brewery has been crowned champion in the tourism enterprise category of the Countryside Alliance Awards, held at the House of Lords. » MORE

Ocado listing for two Arkell’s beers

Two of its award-winning beers, Moonlight (4.5% ABV), and Wiltshire Gold (3.7%) are now available to buy online, both priced at £2.19 per bottle. » MORE

Summer Gold added to Dartmoor range

Dartmoor Brewery launches a new beer on Monday. Summer Gold is the latest addition to the Princetown-based brewery’s range and comes with a light citrus taste. » MORE