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BBPA project tackles packaging waste

Two British brewers have signed up to a new initiative supported by the British Beer & Pub Association to dramatically cut the cost of packaging waste. » MORE

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MPs and guests enjoy a pint of Padstow

MPs and their guests have been able to sample a taste of Padstow this week thanks with Padstow Brewing Company’s Padstow Pale Ale going on sale in Parliament’s Strangers’ Bar. » MORE

Preview: Great Yorkshire Bottled Beer

Following the success of Great Yorkshire Beer in 2013, beer writer Leigh Linley is back with a new volume, Great Yorkshire Bottled Beer. » MORE

New Cornish soap made with Proper Job IPA

Proper Job soapSt Austell Brewery’s Proper Job is moving from the bar to the bathroom with the launch of a new Cornish soap made from the beer. » MORE

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Obar, Leicester, revamped as craft beer venue

The Obar, in Braunstone Gate, Leicester, has become a specialist craft beer venue following a revamp. » MORE

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Debut for Drygate Studio Kit beers

Drygate Studio KitFollowing the opening of the UK’s first experiential craft brewery, Drygate Brewing Co, in Glasgow, has launched its first limited edition batch of seven Studio Kit brews. » MORE

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New chairman for Jarrow Brewery

Jarrow Brewery in South Tyneside has appointed experienced corporate financier Tim Cottier to the board as chairman. » MORE

:: BUSINESS NEWS

BBPA makes case for business rates reform

With this week’s inflation figures pointing to a £15 million rise in the business rates bill for community pubs, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called for a freeze in the business rates multiplier in the Chanellor’s Autumn Statement. » MORE

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Hampshire Octoberfest a huge success

Some 7,500 visitors flocked to Hampshire’s OctoberFest at its new venue, Basingstoke Cricket and Sports Ground, to sample more than 200 beers. » MORE

Nicholson’s puts on festival ‘improv’ show

Nicholson's beer festivalNicholson’s pubs across London and the UK will be launching an Autumn Beer Festival from October 31 to November 16, showcasing a range of dark beers. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Beer Bods to host London tasting

Matt Lane and Gordon Stovin, founders of Beer Bods — an online beer club and delivery service — are staging an evening of beer tasting tomorrow (October 16) to explore what’s new on the London beer scene. » MORE

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» Admiral Taverns launches new craft beer range
» Park Brewery creates IPA for the Jam Tree
» Spooks Ale goes nationwide for Halloween

:: FESTIVAL NEWS

Preview: Falmouth Beer Festival

Falmouth Beer Festival, run by the Cornwall branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, will open a day earlier this year. in response to the event’s growing popularity. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Wadworth Old Timer returns this winter

Wadworth’s classic winter beer, Old Timer, will be back again this winter, available to the trade in cask or bottle-conditioned 500ml bottles. » MORE

Dea Latis showcases beer and cheese matches

Dea Latis cheeseBeer and women group Dea Latis hosted a beer and cheese tasting in London last week as part of its ongoing mission to encourage more women to discover the delights of our national drink. » MORE

Entries flood in for International Brewing Awards

The International Brewing Awards and International Cider Awards are living up to their name, with entries to the 2015 competition already received from brewers and cider makers on all five continents in the month since registration opened. » MORE

:: BREWERY NEWS

Bath Ales creates spirit from wort

bathspiritBath Ales has unveiled a new addition to its Sulis Collection — Gem Aqua Vitae. A limited edition, English single malt spirit, it is made using wort, the product of the mashing that starts every beer brew. » MORE

McMullen launches improved website

Hertford brewer McMullen has launched a new website, which aims to considerably improve the experience of both the customer and the potential landlord. » MORE

:: BUSINESS NEWS

BBPA’s special award for former pubs minister

Punch Taverns, Star Pubs & Bars and St Austell Brewery were the big winners at the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) industry annual awards ceremony last night, with MP Brandon Lewis receiving the special chairman’s award. » MORE

EeBria impresses Smarta Award judges

EeBria, the online beer, cider, spirits and wine seller, has been named in the top 100 British small businesses in the 2014 O2 Smarta 100 Awards — and faces a public vote to win the competition’s ultimate prize. » MORE

Premium ales and off-trade good for Marston’s

Strong performances in premium ales and the off-trade have been reported by brewer and pub owner Marston’s today in a year-end trading update. » MORE

:: BREWERY NEWS

Bath Ales launches charity foundation

Bath Ales is launching a charity to raise funds for a broad range of good causes. The Hare Foundation will draw on the help of staff, customers and suppliers to raise funds. » MORE

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