Vedett Extra Ordinary IPA launched in UK

The new brew’s enticing aroma comes from the use of Simcoe and Cascade hop varieties, and dry hopping with Centennial and Chinook, giving a note of subtropical citrus on one hand, and more floral, green and fresh aromas on the other. » MORE


Upham Brewery is new London Irish RFC sponsor

uphamli0914bLondon Irish Rugby Club fans and visiting supporters will be able to enjoy a pint of real ale at the Madejski Stadium this season after the club agreed a new three-year sponsorship deal with Hampshire-based Upham Brewery. » MORE


Punch to give away pints during Cask Ale Week

In celebration of this year’s Cask Ale Week, Punch Taverns is offering pub-goers a free pint in more than 700 of its pubs throughout England and Wales. » MORE

Honey Bear Hops: Wadworth regular’s perfect pint

Judy Waller, a real ale enthusiast from Linwood in Hampshire, has won a Wadworth competition to brew her ‘perfect pint’. » MORE


£30k refurb for Bury music venue Hark to Towler

Thwaites Hark to TowlerThe Tottington music hub, which is also under new management, opened its doors to music fans at the weekend with a blockbuster line-up of bands. » MORE

Mad Bishop and Bear to stage London festival

The Mad Bishop and Bear in Paddington Station, London, is holding a beer festival in celebration of Cask Ale Week. » MORE


Awards double for Robinsons in Beer Challenge

Robinsons was delighted to take home a silver award in the hotly contested ale category for multi-award winning favourite, Old Tom. And there was a bronze for flagship of the core range Dizzy Blonde (3.7% ABV). » MORE

Community award for Two Fingers Brewing Co

Two Fingers Brewing CoLondon-based Two Fingers Brewing Co has won the Contribution to the Community prize at the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2014, led by star of The Apprentice, Karren Brady CBE. » MORE


Halfway House, Polbathic, saved for community

Locals in Polbathic, Cornwall, are celebrating their beloved pub – the Halfway House – being plucked from receivership. » MORE

Fuller’s signs up inspirational London speakers

Names from sport, exploration and music will entertain small audiences with a discussion and Q&A session, washed down with a couple of pints of London Pride. » MORE

John takes Black Pudding Lobbing title

Black Pudding Throwing ChampionshipAbove, John Barrett, aged 63, of Hollingworth, Rochdale, makes his winning lob to take the 175th World Black Pudding Lobbing Championship, outside The Oaks pub in Ramsbottom. » MORE


SAB Miller could be takeover target

Having had an offer to buy Heineken rejected by the Dutch brewer’s family owners, SAB Miller may now become a target itself, most likely of AB-InBev. » MORE


PHOT mystery tour around the Helford River

Every three months or so there will be a tap on my shoulder in the pub and an invitation. “PHOT tour a week in Saturday — are you in?” » MORE


A hot date at Lymestone Brewery

Lymestone Brewery is to host the fourth annual Chilli Off competition on Saturday, September 27, to tie in with Cask Ale Week and also kick off the Stone Food and Drink Festival. » MORE


Adnams Ghost Ship wins Indie Beer Can award

Ghost Ship by Adnams has been awarded the title best independent beer in a can at the Indie Beer Can Festival. » MORE


CAMRA members mark re-opening of rail line

CAMRA members from Exeter and East Devon were joined by others from South West branches on September 6 to raise a glass to the re-opening of the mainline railway route at Dawlish, damaged severely in the winter storms of 2013/14. » MORE


Monteith’s beers make debut in UK on-trade

monteiths0914Monteith’s Brewing Company, the oldest craft brewery in New Zealand, has brought its beers to the UK on-trade for the first time, showcasing a range of four beers, available via Heineken UK. » MORE

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