Raising a glass to Britain’s war heroes in the South West

sahh0714Customers in St Austell Brewery’s 168 pubs across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset will take part in the ‘Raise a Glass – a Tribute Fit for Heroes’ event, which has been organised by the brewery’s fundraising team. » MORE


Brakspear pubs buzzing with Bee Cause campaign

Brakspear is supporting the Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause campaign, to save Britain’s declining bee population, by planting bee-friendly flower beds that are now starting to flourish in its pubs’ gardens. » MORE


Beerd pops up for two months in Clifton Village

Based in the former Havana Café site on Clifton Down Road, Beerd pop-up is open for eight weeks and a wide range of different styles of beers will be on offer. » MORE


London Craft Beer Festival preview

lcbf2014The four-day event features top brewers from the UK, mainland Europe and the US, plus food to match and a music bill, too. » MORE


New equipment and more space for Eden Brewery

The brewery has steadily expanded its range of products and last month installed a new £5,500 cooling system that will allow it to keep up with increasing demand. » MORE


BBPA cheered by UK beer sales statistics

The latest UK Beer Barometer from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) shows that UK beer sales have increased at the highest rate since the quarterly survey began in 1997. » MORE


An evening with ‘Dizzy’ and Black Sheep

Lovers of cricket and beer raised a toast to an ongoing partnership between two Yorkshire icons at a special evening with Jason “Dizzy” Gillespie. » MORE 


Beer Today — the newsletter

BTnewsletter0714Beer Today goes into print today — albeit in a trial form with a very limited circulation. Click here to download the PDF. » MORE


Thirty beers on tap
at BrewDog Cardiff

As is traditional in all BrewDog bars, Cardiff will not only showcase the brewery’s own beers, but also offer craft beers from some of the best breweries from around the world. » MORE

Punch Taverns invests
£1.2m in Nottingham pubs

The pubs include the Keyworth Tavern, Rifle Volunteer in Kirby, Nags Head on Mansfield Road, Old Volunteer in Carlton and the Old Cross in Stapleford. More recently, the Golden Fleece, which re-opened on June 19 after a £200,000 investment, saw hundreds attend its opening weekend. » MORE


Barley believable: the secret of Maris Otter’s success

It may not have a preservation order, but a particular plot of North Norfolk farmland is, to many brewers, sacred. » MORE


Dog and Bone is Lincolnshire pub of the year

dogbone0714The award was presented to landlords Chris and Sarah Sorrell at a presentation  in the Dog and Bone’s beautiful pub garden, and was attended by representatives from Batemans and CAMRA, as well as a selection of the pub’s regulars. » MORE 


Brief Encounter for publicans at the Brunswick

Everards Brewery and Punch Taverns have collaborated for the fourth time to give eight Punch Partners the chance to brew and brand their own beer. » MORE 


New fermentation vessels arrive at Badger Brewery

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Hall & Woodhouse Badger brewery team kept a keen eye on 16 beer tanks as they were inched into position by cranes over the Blandford brewery site, completing another important milestone in the new brewery development programme. » MORE 


Bottle Shop to distribute European brewed Green Flash

Green Flash Brewing, from San Diego, California, has started brewing West Coast IPA at the St Feuillien Brewery, in Belgium, to distribute around Europe and The Bottle Shop has announced that it will be exclusively distributingthe beers in the UK, including West Coast IPA in kegs and bottles. » MORE 


Bundobust pairs classic vegetarian Indian dishes with beer

Two of West Yorkshire’s award-winning food and drink institutions have worked together to open a new venture in central Leeds, which promises to offer a unique combination of craft beer and Indian street food. » MORE dependent beer writers. » MORE

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