Craft brews join Caledonian’s bottled line-up

Caledonian botled beers

Caledonian Brewery is extending its range of bottled beers to include its two newest craft brews: American inspired pale ale, Coast to Coast, and craft lager, Three Hop. » MORE

Further £5m funding for ‘There’s a Beer’ campaign

The money has come from big brewers Heineken, Molson Coors, AB InBev, SABMiller and Carlsberg. The British Beer and Pub Association is also making a contribution. » MORE

James Clay to import Victory beers from US

The new relationship with Victory sees James Clay aiming to fulfil the UK on-trade’s demands for US beers which have grown to be firm favourites across the pond. » MORE

Black Sheep Holy Grail can be found next month

Black Sheep Holy Grail

Originally created to commemorate 30 years of English comedy legends Monty Python, Holy Grail has gone on, over the past 15 years, to become a cornerstone of Black Sheep’s bottled beer collection and its return to the pumps is always highly anticipated. » MORE

Meantime waits on Asahi’s Peroni/Grolsch offer

Meantime Brewing could have another new owner if a deal to sell Peroni and Grolsch to Japanese brewer Asahi goes through. » MORE

Strong performance across Greene King business

Greene King has announced a “strong performance” in the 40 weeks to February 7, with like-for-like sales up 2.2% in Greene King Retail and 1.1% in its Spirit Managed brand. » MORE

Cask develops faster micro-canning machine

Cask’s ACS X2 (Automatic Canning System X2) has ten CO2 pre-purge heads, ten fill heads and two can seamers. That is twice the features of Cask’s ACS machine, which has been a hit with micro-canners since its debut in 2005. » MORE

New look and keg beer at Twickenham’s Real Ale

  • Real Ale, Twickenham
  • Real Ale, Twickenham
  • Real Ale, Twickenham

Multi-award-winning liquid delicatessen, Real Ale, based in Richmond Road, Twickenham, has unveiled a fresh look and now offers freshly kegged beers to take away, too. » MORE

Arkell’s experimenting with flavour in new range

Drinkers’ knowledge of traditional beer tastes and flavours are being challenged by Arkell’s brewery as its launches its new Flavour range across its estate from now until May. » MORE

St Austell Tribute to be available on BA flights

St Austell Brewery British Airways

The agreement, which is from March, will put the Cornish brand in front of millions of the airline’s customers every year. St Austell is producing a specially commissioned 330ml can of the 4.2% ale for the airline. » MORE

Pubs and bars news: from Hall & Woodhouse, Brakspear and the BII

• Hall & Woodhouse has chosen Together for Short Lives, an organisation for children and young people, as its charity partner for the next two years. The company has set a fundraising target  of more than £250,000. » MORE

• Brakspear has appointed Paul Gilchrist as director of retail for its managed pubs division. He joins as the managed estate reaches eight sites, following the purchase of two Cotswolds pubs in the last two months.

• Following its recent restructure, the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has announced that Mike Clist, formerly of Fuller’s, will
become its managing director from April 1.