Farewell Monty, welcome Sam at Wadworth

One of the last remaining breweries to use working Shire horses for dray deliveries, Wadworth, has welcomed a new addition to its team, as local favourite Monty retires to Wales. Sam (pictured with groom Hannah) — whose full name is Goose Green’s Perfection — started...

CAMRA launches Pub Saving Award

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is looking for the winner of its new Pub Saving Award, which recognises people who have come together to save a pub that would have otherwise been demolished or converted to another use. The award aims to secure publicity for...

Alert over Stay Puft allergen listing

Tiny Rebel has issued a warning to fellow brewers after realising it had fallen foul of allergen instruction regulations on bottles of its Stay Puft. The marshmallow porter lists lactose in its ingredients list, but the South Wales brewer has been informed by the Food...

Average price of a pint passes £3 mark

The average price of a pint of bitter in a British pub has broken through the £3 barrier for the first time, according to the new Annual Statistical Handbook from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), published today. The figure will fuel concerns over...

Brakspear presents Hospitality Awards

Winning tenants: Alex Venner and Clive Miners, of the Red Lion; Simon Duffy, Perch and Pike; Steven Crosby, Red Lion; Sofie Hjelte, Perch and Pike; Jade Jeffries, White Bear; Samantha Murray, Reformation; Owen Hardy, White Bear; Richard Grant, Reformation; Gordon...

Preview: Heist Bank Beer Festival

Heist Bank, London, is to stage its first beer festival on October 14 and 15, a weekend of keg and cask beer drinking at its Paddington bar. Fourpure, Beavertown, Thornbridge and Wild Beer Co will be the breweries headlining the weekend and launching special seasonal...

Preview: Scottish Beer Awards ceremony

More than 300 representatives from Scotland’s booming brewing sector have booked to attend the second annual Scottish Beer Awards ceremony, sponsored by ALDI, which takes place in ten days’ time. Thirty-six breweries and 146 beers, all brewed in Scotland, have been...

Saltaire doubles brewing capacity

West Yorkshire-based Saltaire Brewery has invested more than £1 million in a new brew kit, which has doubled brewing capacity to more than 100,000 pints per week. The investment follows continued and growing demand for Saltaire beer, particularly from ASDA, Morrisons,...

Real Ale Ltd helps M&S develop range

Twickenham-based craft beer retailer Real Ale Ltd has been working with M&S again, sourcing two interesting drinks to add to the superstore’s range. There are a new single-varietal cider, produced from dessert apples, by Kentish Pip (Kent), and an Oatmeal...

IMBC app available to download

The Indy Man Beer Con (IMBC) app has gone live and is ready to download from the App Store and at Google Play. You’ll need the app for the online beer list for IMBC. Expect that to drop next Wednesday (September 27) for the Thursday starting session. The beer list...

Entries open for Best Bar None awards

Entries have opened for the Best Bar None awards, with categories comprising best new scheme, most innovative scheme and most innovative initiative within a BBN programme. Supported by the Home Office and the police, the UK-wide programme is designed to improve...

Massive beach clean after busy summer

More than 80 volunteers from BeachCare, the National Trust, Polzeath Marine Community Group and Sharp’s Brewery took part in a massive clean-up of Polzeath beach and the surrounding area, after a busy summer. Braving the strong winds, people of all ages utilised...