City of Ale


A preview of Norwich City of Ale 2015, plus background information on drinking in the city

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Beer and food


Matching beer and food, plus the use of beer in cooking. So much more versatile than wine!
:: FESTIVAL NEWS

Preview: Leeds Indie Food Festival

After eight months of planning, the inaugural Leeds Indie Food Festival kicks off on Thursday, with lots for beer lovers to enjoy. » MORE 

:: BEER NEWS

Ubiquitous offering from Real Ale Ltd to mark anniversary

Real Ale Ltd, the multi-award-winning ‘liquid delicatessen’, based in Twickenham, West London, is launching its own range of beers called Ubiquitous. » MORE

Belgian Brewery Haacht beers arrive in Britain

Brouwerij Haacht nv (Boortmeerbeek): bedrijfsreportage

Brewery Haacht, from Belgium, is launching a range of authentic Belgian beers in the UK for the first time after its Tongerlo Blond abbey beer (6% abv) scooped the world’s best beer award in 2014. » MORE

Beer a key part of Malton Food Lovers Festival

Malton, in Yorkshire, is celebrating the region’s independent beer at this year’s Malton Food Lovers Festival in a beer festival offering more than 25 ales and ciders. » MORE

Sharp’s hunts for the big waves with top surfer

Sharp’s Brewery, makers of the best-selling British cask beer Doom Bar, has launched a national campaign with world renowned British big wave surfer, Andrew Cotton. » MORE

New MPs urged to raise a patriotic pint this week

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), is encouraging all 2,000-plus prospective Parliamentary candidates (PCCs) to link up with a local brewer in their constituency and have a patriotic pint of Britain’s national drink ready if the vote goes their way. » MORE

St Austell Cornish Best off to a flying start

St Austell Cornish BestSt Austell Brewery’s newest core beer, Cornish Best, has got off to a flying starts with more than 400,000 pints sold in the first quarter of 2015. » MORE

:: BUSINESS NEWS

Greene King awaits Spirit purchase decision

Retail like-for-like sales rose 0.4% at Greene King in the 52 weeks to May 3, the company announces in a trading update this morning. Preliminary results are due on July 1. » MORE

Special ale to mark Magna Carta anniversary

Shepherd Neame 1215The Shepherd Neame beer is named 1215 after the year in which the historic document was sealed, establishing the rule of law and also defining the traditional pint of ale. » MORE

:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS

Hooky Awards highlight quality and service

Hook Norton has presented its annual Pride of Hooky Awards to tenants and pub staff in its tied estate, highlighting quality service as well as support for the community. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

City of Ale beer will help disability charity

City of Ale charity beerTo mark Norwich City of Ale’s fifth anniversary, five breweries joined forces yesterday to brew a special charity beer, which will see 50p of every pint sold donated to the Hamlet Centre Trust, which supports children and young adults with disabilities. » MORE

:: CAMPAIGN NEWS

Labour Party leads the way with pub and beer pledges

More than 1,000 prospective MPs and even the two top contenders for Prime Minister have agreed to support the Campaign for Real Ale’s call to stand up for Britain’s pubs, breweries and beer drinkers. » MORE

:: BREWERY NEWS

Purity Brewing to sponsor Lunar Festival

Purity Brewing Company will once again sponsor the Lunar Festival, taking place at Umberslade Estate, in Tamworth in Arden, near Solihull, from June 5-7. » MORE 

:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS

Three Cheers for pub company’s re-launch

Three Cheers pubsThe Three Cheers Pub Co has launched new beer and charcuterie collaborations this week, along with a sharing ‘table menu’ to mark its new name and re-brand. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Beer Academy reviews courses as numbers rise

The Beer Academy is seeing a 20% year-on-year uplift in bookings onto its range of beer appreciation courses, fuelled by a huge growth of interest in all aspects of beer and beer styles. » MORE

Hogs Back Brewery launches Hopping Hog IPA

A complex IPA with a 5.4% ABV, Hopping Hog will be available year-round from the Surrey-based brewer. It is being launched in a cask format – which will be available at selected times – and moving into keg from May. It will also be available in 330ml bottles. » MORE

International Brewing and Cider Awards champions revealed

International Brewing Awards championsBrewers and cider makers from all over the world gathered at London’s Guildhall today for the unveiling of the championship winners in the International Brewing and Cider Awards 2015. » MORE

:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS

Design award for work on Hydes’ Abel Haywood

Hydes Abel HaywoodManchester-based Jam Creative has won a prestigious Drum design award for its work on Hydes Brewery’s recent opening, The Abel Heywood, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. » MORE

:: BREWERY NEWS

New faces join Wadworth’s sales team

The trio all have a wealth of sales experience in the brewing and hospitality industries and come to Wadworth with the aim of boosting sales and improving distribution for the company’s quality ales. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Moorhouse’s to offer saison style ale for May

Based on the classic French/Belgian country style, Farmhouse (4.6% ABV) is golden orange in colour with overtones of citrus spice, with tangerine and orange on the aroma, balanced by malty Pilsner dryness. » MORE

:: BREWERY NEWS

Innis & Gunn bonds to raise funds for new brewery

Scottish brewing company Innis & Gunn has announced the launch of a mini-bond to raise £3 million for the creation of a state-of-the-art brewery, bottling line and barrel store. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Makeover and new variants for Brains’ Rev James

The beer, which has been a favourite in pubs for more than 20 years, now sports a contemporary look designed to attract a new generation of beer drinkers. » MORE

Special anniversary label for Liberation Ale

The Liberation Group is marking a unique day in British history with a specially designed label and point of sale material for its award-winning Liberation Ale. » MORE

:: BREWERY NEWS

Moorhouse’s ongoing supports for Lancs cricket

Moorhouse’s has pledged ongoing backing to Lancashire’s annual Twenty20 cricket competition with a renewed sponsorship deal. » MORE

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