Preview: Cask Ale Week 2014

caw2014logoThe annual Cask Ale Week kicks off on Thursday (September 25), running until October 5 and looking like it will feature more events than ever this year. » MORE


Elgood’s appoints national
accounts manager

Elgood’s, based in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, is expanding its sales team with the appointment of Lee Adnitt to the position of national accounts manager. » MORE


Eden brew features in beer-filled Advent calendar

Beer from a Cumbrian brewery is being featured in an advent calendar with a difference that is due to go on sale at one of the world’s best-known department stores. » MORE


Extensive renovation for Betjeman Arms

Betjeman ArmsGeronimo Inns is re-opening The Betjeman Arms, situated in grade I listed St Pancras International Station, this month following an extensive renovation. » MORE


Innis & Gunn sales top £10m for first time

Turnover to the end of December 2013 was up 15% year on year to £10.5m, a more moderate increase on 2012 (23%) as a result of movements in foreign exchange. » MORE


Robinsons to re-open Boar Hound as the Silk Trader

Following substantial investment, Robinsons is re-opening the Boar Hound, Macclesfield, as The Silk Trader tomorrow (September 19), with a new look that takes inspiration from  the local area’s industrial past. » MORE


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

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For Cask Ale Week, Wadworth will have a special beer, Oh Yey (4.7% ABV) in 11 of its Devizies area tenanted trade houses. The malty amber brew is raising money for the Mayor of Devizes;' chosen charities, with 50p per pint donated during Cask Ale Week • Oakham Ales is launching a new special, the Navi (5.5% ABV) to coincide with Cask Ale Week. It's an addition to the brewery's aged and vintage range • Beer website AleTalk has launched its annual search for Britain's best beer. The site's registered users can vote on their favourite beers in two categories: draught (cask or keg) and packaged (bottled or canned). Voters can list up to three beers in each of the two categories • Celt Experience is brewing Farmhouse Pomegranate Saison this week. "Its low mash temp encourages a dry finish to allow the tartness from the pomegranate to come through," says the brewer, who is using Dupont saison yeast
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