Innis & Gunn enters Chinese market

A Innis & Gunn founder Dougal Gunn Sharp   Innis & Gunn has signed a deal to distribute its beer to the on- and off-trade in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The distribution deal with Dxcel International will focus on Innis & Gunn’s...

Buster Grant named as new SIBA chairman

Buster Grant, owner and head brewer of Brecon Brewing, in Wales, has been appointed the new chairman of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). Buster will take the chair for the first time at SIBA’s AGM on 16th March at their annual BeerX event. The...

Wychwood bottles will be 20g lighter

Marston’s Brewery is to take a further 20g out of the glass packaging for its Wychwood brands, reducing the weight of its packaging to 300g. The bottles will be supplied by O-I, a global glass container manufacturer, based in Illinois in the United States. Emma...

Pub search engine now available as app

An app called Wotzon — dubbed the search engine of pubs — is being launched by a Wakefield company. It uses convenient and simple tech to make finding a pub simple, no matter where in the UK users are located, and gives pubs a chance to promote themselves and their...

Small brewers duty reform group is growing

Companies representing more than 50 UK breweries have signed up to the Small Brewers Duty Reform Coalition (SBDRC) launched on January 18, with the aim of asking the Treasury to review and improve small breweries relief (SBR) to ensure it supports a sustainable...

‘Truth in every taste’ as Butcombe rebrands

Butcombe has revealed new branding for its beer range under the ethos ‘Truth In Every Taste’, signifying a new chapter in the brewery’s story as it enters a new phase of growth. Butcombe’s vision is to further establish its credentials, beyond being...

Siemens tackles efficiency challenge at Palmers

New technology and traditional methods are marrying together at Palmer’s Brewery, in Dorset, where Siemens is helping maximise the efficiency of the brewing. Palmers is one of the oldest UK brewers, producing its first batches of draught ale back in 1794 on the...

Innovative malt system aids Kirkstall expansion

Kirkstall brewer Tom Pryke, head brewer Alex Dodds and Crisp Malting’s Carl Heron outside the brewery as a malt delivery arrives Kirkstall Brewery in Leeds is expanding, thanks to finance and technical support from its malt supplier, Crisp Malting. Six years...

Lemontop team give Urban Island new look

Creative agency LemonTop has completed rebranding work for Urban Island brewery, based in Portsmouth on the south coast. Owners Hayley Wise and Guy Lymn are passionate about brewing to the highest quality possible and keeping the flavour consistent every time. The...