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BrewDog to exclusively import Stone beers to UK

BrewDog has launched its new UK import and distribution division today and announced an exclusive deal to import beers from famed American craft brewer, Stone Brewing Co. » MORE

Sharp’s launches adventurous campaign

Cornwall-based Sharp’s Brewery is launching a new campaign — entitled There’s An Adventure Brewing — aiming to re-ignite Britons’ lost sense of adventure. » MORE

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Makeover for Rose & Crown, Blackfriars

snrosecrown0115aOne of London’s most historic pubs, The Rose & Crown, in Blackfriars, has been given an £84,000 makeover. » MORE

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All British hops in Wetherspoon festival beers

Wetherspoon’s annual spring beer festival returns from March 13-29 with a line-up of beers brewed using only British-grown hop varieties. » MORE

‘Super group’ aims to promote beer and music

Brewing industry experts are uniting to form an ale ‘super group’ that celebrates and brings together the joint passions of people with a love of beer and music. » MORE

Gerald Michaluk elected Scottish SIBA chairman

Gerald MichalukGerald Michaluk (pictured), of the Arran Brewery, has been elected chairman of the Scottish branch of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). » MORE

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Wold Top a winner in nationwide business contest

Wold Newton-based Wold Top Brewery has been named as a Yorkshire & Humber winner of the GREAT Faces of British Business competition. » MORE

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US brewing association chief to address BeerX

Bob Pease SIBA BeerXBob Pease (pictured), chief executive of the American Brewers Association, will be a speaker at BeerX in March, organiser SIBA has announced. » MORE

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Fuller’s Master Cellarman status for Michelle

Michelle Frankgate, manager of The King’s Head, Guildford, has achieved Master Cellarman status, Fuller’s has revealed. » MORE

Robinsons’ Airport pub cleared for take-off

A new style of Robinson’s Brewery venue has been cleared for take-off this morning, just 50 yards from the runway at Manchester Airport. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Brakspear revives sought-after Old Ale

Brakspear Old Ale Tom DaviesHenley brewer and pub operator Brakspear has brought back Old Ale, one of the favourite beers from the original Brakspear brewery in the town. » MORE

Adams’ Goldings takes top British hop award

Worcestershire based hop grower S J Adams & Son has been named the overall winner of the British Hop Awards for 2014, organised by the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD). » MORE

:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS 

The Brewers Association of Scotland launched

Eight independent brewers have joined forces to create The Brewers’ Association of Scotland (TBAS), to support, promote and safeguard the future of the industry. » MORE

Pub closures still high at 29 a week

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is pressing the Government to act now to help save pubs in light of the latest CGA-CAMRA Pub Tracker, which shows that the number of net pub closures in the UK remains high at 29 per week — almost twice the number of pub closures in 2011. » MORE

:: BREWERY NEWS 

Historic Shepherd Neame posters discovered

snposter0115b54c4ac86c7740.jpgA rare collection of British beer marketing posters dating back to the 1950s has been discovered in Kent and preserved in the Shepherd Neame archive. » MORE

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