Family Brewer pubs to be exempt from Code

The Independent Family Brewers of Britain (IFBB), which currently employs around 37,000 people across the UK, has welcomed a decision to make pub companies with fewer than 500 tied pubs exempt from the Statutory Code on pubcos, which is currently being scrutinised in Parliament. » MORE


Decoding Shepherd Neame Double Stout

Shepherd Neame Double StoutShepherd Neame has boosted its Classic Collection of beers with the addition of dark, creamy Double Stout (4% ABV). » MORE


Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre a hit on Twitter

Shepherd Neame’s Visitor Centre has been named as one of Twitter’s top 10 tourist attractions in Kent. » MORE


Pine Street Brewery Menagerie arrives in UK

Menagerie, the 5% ABV saison brewed by San Francisco-based Pine Street Brewery has become the 35th beer to join the growing US cast of UK importer Left Coast Distribution. » MORE

Competition to name Borough Market beer

Borough Market beerWhat do you call an ale that has been brewed from hops grown in the world’s oldest market? That’s the challenge that has been set by Borough Market, which is celebrating its 1,000th year in Southwark, London, by creating an as-yet unnamed landmark beer. » MORE


Extensive makeover for Frog and Wicket

Fuller’s pub the Frog & Wicket, at Eversley Cross, in Hampshire, has re-opened following an extensive refurbishment. » MORE


Joining forces to create Help for Heroes beer

Marston’s Innovations brewer, Genevieve Upton, has teamed up with three ex-Servicemen to create a new beer which will raise funds for the Help for Heroes charity. » MORE


The magnificent 7 at Falmouth Beer Festival

Fal Beer Fest Kernow KingSo, Skinner’s 7 Hop. 90 casks of it and then it’s gone. What a shame. Probably my beer of the Falmouth Festival, at the weekend, staged once more by the hardy volunteers of the Cornwall branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in the Princess Pavilion. » MORE


Celt Experience’s Halloween five-bar tap takeover

You don’t see this often, if ever — the Celt Experience brewery, near Caerphilly, is undertaking a five-bar tap takeover this Friday evening. » MORE


Arran launches three new bottled beers

Arran ID is an Indian dark ale, Arran Sleeping Warrior a barley wine, and Arran Clyde Puffer Special Reserve a stout matured in an Arran whisky cask. » MORE


Batemans signs export agreement for Dubai

Batemans Dubai exportSupporting its aim to double export business year on year, Lincolnshire-based family brewer Batemans has signed a new distribution agreement for Dubai. » MORE

Lerwick celebrates award and Tesco deal

Lerwick Brewery’s flagship craft lager 60° North has been highly commended in the best drink category at this year’s Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards. » MORE

Sonnet 43 Brew House launches Christmas packs

Sonnet 43 Brew House giftsSonnet 43 Brew House, based at Coxhoe, County Durham, is now offering a selection of its award-winning collection, in bottles or minikegs, as presents and stocking fillers this Christmas. » MORE

National farming award
for Wold Top owners

Directors and staff at Hunmanby Grange’s three farm diversification businesses — which include Wold Top Brewery — are celebrating after winning a prestigious award in a national farming competition. » MORE

Chorizon sausage wins
Wadworth banger contest

An award-winning sausage with chorizo, coriander and Horizon ale will take centre stage in Wadworth managed pubs during this years’ British Sausage Week (November 3-9). » MORE


Black Sheep beer anchor Half Moon bar

A Yorkshire village has seen its only pub re-opened, with support from Black Sheep Brewery, after it was closed a year ago. » MORE


Picture special: Made of London makes it to Piccadilly

Fuller's Piccadilly Circus

Fuller’s London Pride Made of London advertising campaign has arrived at Piccadilly Circus. The campaign focuses on the icons of London and therefore it was fitting to see part of the poster campaign make it to the prominent screens of One Piccadilly, said the brewer.


Project William pub for Lincoln Green Brewing Co

Two-year-old Lincoln Green Brewing Co, in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, now has a new tap for its beers — the Robin Hood and Little John pub, six miles down the road in Arnold. » MORE

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