Hippo Beers intellectual property for sale

The brands, domains and customer loyalty app behind the first speciality beer shop in Glasgow are being offered for sale by Metis Partners, a commercial intellectual property consulting firm. The sale of the intellectual property (IP) assets of Hippo Beers Limited (in...

L Catterton takes stake in Innis & Gunn

x The world’s largest investment consumer group, L Catterton, has brought a 27.9% stake in Scottish craft beer brewer Innis and Gunn for £15 million. This deal has striking similarities to fellow Scottish brewer BrewDog’s deal with TSG Capital Partners in April this...

Barley quality variable this year, says maltster

Rain across key barley growing areas in England has hampered combining progress over the past few weeks, according to a forecast from Iain Davies, raw materials manager for Bairds Malt. With the winter barley all but tidied up now, the attention is turning to getting...

C&C Group in Admiral Taverns takeover

C&C Group, which owns brands including Magners and Tennents, has partnered with Proprium Capital Partners and Admiral management to acquire the entire issued share capital of pubco Admiral Taverns. The equity investment by C&C is £37m representing 47% of the...

Nelson at forefront of Woodforde’s re-branding

Norfolk-based Woodforde’s Brewery has announced a re-branding linking with the legacy of the county’s favourite son, and one of Britain’s greatest military heroes, Admiral Lord Nelson. In the 17 months since directors James Hughes and Nick Dolan took on the...

LUX Magazine award for Village Inn

Cumbrian entrepreneur Ian Dutton is celebrating a third award for his Bowness-based bar and eatery the Village Inn, taking most outstanding bar and grill in South Lakeland at the Restaurant and Bar Awards, hosted by LUX Magazine. The awards are given on merit, not...

British hop harvest looking good

The 2017 British hop harvest is looking great, according to Ali Capper, of Stocks Farm, Worcestershire, featured in BBC Breakfast this morning. Reporter Ben Thompson was on the farm as the bines were brought down and the hops prepared for harvest and drying. “Ir...

Great speakers lined up for Brewers Lecture

A limited number of seats are available for the fourth Brewers Lectures event, organised by the Brewers Journal, in Bristol on October 16. The session will feature a host of brewing luminaries across two sessions, with a beer tasting in between. The first session will...