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Rare Innis & Gunn special ahead of Scotland vote

With less than three weeks to go until the independence vote, Innis & Gunn is hoping to get a universal seal of approval for its latest seasonal, Rare Oak Pale Ale (5.8% ABV), a beer that gives a nod to Scotland’s brewing past and epitomises the national liking for innovation. » MORE

Entries open for International Brewing Awards

Around 1,000 beers and ciders are expected to enter the competition, with judging taking place in February next year in Burton-on-Trent. Last year’s contest attracted entries from brewers and cider makers in 50 countries and awarded more than 100 medals and trophies to winners from 25 countries. » MORE

Everards’ Equinox returns with new-look pumpclip

everequinox0814Brewed with some of the finest British ingredients, including Goldings hops and Maris Otter barley, this golden ale has a delicate balance of both sweetness and bitterness that is smooth and easy to drink, says the brewer. » MORE

Adnams launches East
Anglia wild hop appeal

Adnams has launched a countywide appeal today for donations of wild and garden hops and is urging beer lovers to report sightings of them growing to help create its new Wild Hop beer, due to be launched this autumn. » MORE

Bath Ales signs two-year rugby partnership deal

As part of the new relationship, Bath Ales’ branding, featuring the award-winning beer brand Gem, will be included on Bath Rugby’s shorts throughout the season. » MORE 

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Into the Milky Way at the Blue Anchor beer festival

Perhaps I should go to more beer festivals because this one was rather good… the service was excellent and friendly and the self-styled Old Farts’ Club, into which my single table gradually got subsumed, were as amiable and witty a group of, er, men of a certain age you could ever want to spend a couple of hours with. » MORE 

:: BREWERY NEWS

Family open day at Fuller’s brewery

The free entry event will take place between 11am and 4pm tomorrow at the famous brewery on the river at Chiswick. » MORE

:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS

Greene King pub scheme celebrates Local Heroes

gkkingstag0814The framework for the Local Hero agreement focuses on celebrating and championing everything local, from microbreweries to farm shops. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

First Cut celebrates Maris Otter barley harvest

moorfirst0814This summer a group of North West farmers reaped the results of a deal with Moorhouse’s to supply the brewer’s barley variety Maris Otter for the famous Pendle Witches real ales. » MORE

:: FESTIVAL NEWS

WEST gears up for Oktoberfest

Every Friday in October, from 5pm, its beer hall will be transformed into a little piece of Germany, complete with Brassworst Bavarian Beer Band. » MORE

Preview: York Beer Festival

The event, held on York’s famous Knavesmire from September 17-20, is the largest festival of its kind in the north of England, with more than 450 real ales and over 100 ciders. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Left Hand Brewing strengthens presence in UK

Left Hand Brewing Company is strengthening its commitment to the United Kingdom in partnership with distributor James Clay. In addition, Left Hand has appointed its first international brewery rep, Sharona Selby, to represent the brand in the UK. » MORE

:: FESTIVAL NEWS

Drygate to host Scottish Craft Beer Rising event

cbrdrygate0814Following two sell-out festivals at the Old Truman Brewery over the past two year, Craft Beer Rising is hitting the road for its first sojourn outside of London. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Greene King exceeds £1m Macmillan fundraising target

Employees across the company have been busy fundraising through bespoke campaigns, including Macmillan May and Tour de Horse’, through participation in Macmillan’s flagship fundraiser the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, as well as through individual fundraising events. » MORE

Late Red returns as Autumn days approach

sheplatered0814The crimson-copper coloured seasonal ale is a complex, full flavoured brew, says the brewer, forging the perfect balance between rich, dark malt flavours and a citrussy hop finish. » MORE

:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS

Pilsner Urquell Tankovna
coming to Draft House

Following the success of Tankovna beer at the White Horse in Parson’s Green, London, Pilsner Urquell is set to install further tanks in key central London venues as a mark of the growing popularity for the original Pilsner beer. » MORE

Old Fish Market, Bristol, to re-open next week

The Old Fish Market, a Fuller’s pub at 59-63 Baldwin Street, Bristol, is to re-open on Friday, September 5, following refurbishment over the summer. » MORE

Craft & Grill to launch in Walton-on-Thames this week

Foundation Inns is giving the High Street site a stripped down, informal feel and installing two smokers in the kitchen, as well as a new bar to house more than 30 craft beers and an upgraded coffee offer. » MORE

:: CAMPAIGN NEWS

New edition of Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is launching a new edition of its guide to pubs with real historic significance in Yorkshire and Humber at Whitelocks pub, in Leeds, on Friday. » MORE 

:: FESTIVAL NEWS

Indy man Beer Con nearly sold out

The one-of-a-kind beer festival Independent Manchester Beer Convention (Indy Man Beer Con/IMBC) is close to selling out, with Friday (evening) and both Saturday sessions now completely sold out in record time. » MORE 

:: BREWERY NEWS

Award-winning Two Cocks Brewery updates branding

tcdesign0814Not content with a recent DBA Design Effectiveness Award for its packaging, multi-award-winning artisan brewery Two Cocks has updated its brand to reflect the revamped business as a whole — something altogether more premium and with greater shelf/bar impact, says the brewer. » MORE 

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