UK’s first naturally coloured sparkling cider

Biddenden Vineyards has launched the UK’s first naturally coloured sparkling cider, Red Love, which is available across Kent, Sussex and South East London. This follows the arrival of Biddenden’s first range of carbonated 500ml bottled ciders, Biddies, earlier this...

St Austell celebrates Beer Day Britain in style

St Austell councillor Rosemary Johnson enjoying the event St Austell Brewery celebrated Beer Day Britain in style, treating guests to an evening of beer and food matching featuring best-sellers Tribute, Korev and Mena Dhu, alongside ales from the company’s Small Batch...

Brewers’ collaboration supports Jo Cox Foundation

The St Austell team with the Great Get Together brew   A collaboration of UK brewers launched a beer in support of the Jo Cox Foundation and the Great Get Together, the event taking place on the weekend of June 16-18. In keeping with the ideals of The Great Get...

Smart Mirror ensures constant sunshine

Meantime Brewing Company has unveiled a ‘Smart Mirror’ which will be used to reflect the sun’s rays and keep beer gardens in constant sunshine this summer. The innovative device uses cutting-edge technology combined with GPS tracking to follow the trajectory of the...

‘Superhero’ father wins pub for a day

Proud father Paul Lightfoot was crowned the winner of Fuller’s Father’s Day competition, winning the ultimate Father’s Day present — his own Fuller’s pub for the day. His local Fuller’s pub is The Turk’s Head, Twickenham, which was transformed for the whole of...

Brakspear’s charity Club to Pub Swim returns

Enjoying a bottle of Brakspear Two Bells after last year’s swim   Brakspear is supporting its home town’s fourth annual Club to Pub Swim, which returns on July 22. With more than 450 swimmers already signed up for the 1.5 km evening swim in the...

Royal visitor stops by Cornish beer showcase

HRH Prince Edward, the Duke of Wessex, was among the many visitors to stop by the local beer marquee at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show. The Cornish Beer Bar was the result of a collaboration between the Cornwall branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and...

Finalists for Imbibe Live IPA Challenge revealed

Yorkshire will take on London and the South West in the finals of the IPA Challenge next month, run in partnership with the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), M&B, There’s A Beer For That and Fuller’s. Five finalists emerged from a tough first round held at...

Hardywood craft beers make UK debut

Award-winning Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, from Richmond, Virginia, is launching in the UK for the first time with a three-strong range of authentic, hand-crafted, high-quality beers. Co-founder, Eric McKay, said: “The UK has tremendous historical relevance in terms...

Greene King sets ambitious waste target

Greene King has announced a new target of zero waste sent to landfill by 2020. The declaration follows the launch of its partnership with waste management company SWR in April 2016, and its commitment to Courtauld 2025 to create a best practice waste solution. The aim...

Lord Smith appointed chair of Best Bar None

Philip Smith — Lord Smith of Hindhead, CBE — has been appointed chairman of Best Bar None (BBN) as the scheme moves to its next stage of development. Lord Smith (pictured), who was a leading contributor to the Licensing Act 2003 Select Committee review, has worked...