BREWERY NEWS

Fuller’s to launch new phase of Made of London campaign

Ian Bray, managing director of Fuller’s Beer Company, said: “Made of London puts London Pride at the heart and soul of London and Londoners. It has been a very successful campaign with sales in London, during the last advertising period, rising by 8.3% as against the prior year. » MORE 

BEER NEWS

Seven new brewers join Punch’s Finest Cask scheme

Punch Taverns is working with seven new brewers in its Finest Cask scheme this spring. The Spring Rotation, which was launched in March with 16 aptly-named beers with lighter colours and ABVs, features seven new brewers, including Island Brewery and Conwy Brewery. » MORE

FESTIVAL NEWS

CAMRA and rugby club team up for Kidbrook festival

kidbrookefest0414South East London CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) and Charlton Park Rugby Club (CPRFC) are teaming up for the 1st Kidbrooke Beer and Cider Festival, taking place at Broad Walk, London, SE3 from May 1-3. » MORE

BEER NEWS

Uncommon Brewers’ cans
to be imported into UK

Nottingham-based importer Left Coast Distribution has added Uncommon Brewers’ 473ml cans of Golden State Ale, Baltic Porter and Siamese Twin to its growing portfolio of Californian craft beers. » MORE

BREWERY NEWS

Hogs Back to plant hop garden next to brewery

hbhops0414Hogs Back Brewery has announced the planting of a two-and-a-half-acre traditional hop garden beside the brewery in Farnham, Surrey. This is the start of a larger initiative to link Hogs Back brewing with local raw materials and traditional farming skills. » MORE

BOOKS

Preview: Boak and Bailey’s book debut — Brew Britannia

bbbrewbritFans of the hugely popular Boak and Bailey beer blog will be pleased to hear that their first book is due for publication this summer. Brew Britannia: The Strange Rebirth of British Beer tells the story of a very British fightback. » MORE

BEER NEWS

Batemans takes Bohemian
Brews to Hotelympia

Lincolnshire brewer Batemans is appearing for the first time at this year’s Hotelympia show at ExCel, London, from April 28-May 1, as  part of the exhibition’s Craft Beer Takeover, a dedicated area celebrating the craft beer revolution. » MORE

BREWERY NEWS

Ilkley Brewery gets into gear for Grand Départ

As the Tour de France Grand Départ draws ever closer, Ilkley Brewery is setting its wheels in motion for the world’s greatest cycle race by commissioning its own yellow cycling jerseys. » MORE

BEER NEWS

Punch to offer free pint during Cask Ale Week

Paul Nunny from Cask Marque, which organises Cask Ale Week, said: “Promotions like this are a great way of gaining new business. I hope that plenty of other breweries and pub companies will be following suit and offering imaginative promotions to get people sampling. » MORE

PUB NEWS

Refurbishment for historic Robinsons hostelry

robunion0414The project, funded by Robinsons Brewery and licensee Graham Crowther, continues a landmark year for the brewer in which more than 40 pubs within its 330-strong estate will be refurbished. » MORE

BEER NEWS

Eden special helps celebrate Settle-Carlisle rail anniversary

A Cumbria brewery is helping to mark an important milestone for an historic railway with an exclusive beer that will also commemorate one of man’s most faithful friends. » MORE

PUBS NEWS

Punch delivering on business plan says chief executive

Punch Taverns has delivered profits of £50m before tax in the 28 weeks to March 1, it has revealed today — figures in line with expectations, according to its chief executive. However, it still has to come up with a debt refinancing plan upon  which all its stakeholders agree. » MORE

Fuller’s buys two prime riverside sites in London

fullgreenwich0414A site in Fulham Reach will open later this year and a second new site in Greenwich (pictured) will open in early 2015. » MORE

FESTIVAL NEWS

Order, order… a pint of East Anglia’s finest!

As news of Norwich’s City of Ale festival spreads further afield, the Strangers’ Bar in the Palace of Westminster has lined up no fewer than three local ales for MPs and their guests to enjoy between April and June this year. » MORE

CAMPAIGNS

Fair Deal for Your Local: text of Downing Street letter

Fair Deal for Your Local — the umbrella organisation for the campaign groups seeking better deals for pubco licensees — has released the text of a letter it delivered to David Cameron and George Osborne in Downing Street last week. » MORE

BEER NEWS

How our taste of beer can be influenced by visual cues

An experiment into the taste perception of beer conducted at Edinburgh International Science Festival has found that visual stimuli can significantly affect how we perceive flavour. » MORE

UK success at World Beer Cup

Five British beers have taken awards at the World Beer Cup, at the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America event in Colorado, United States. » MORE

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