Arran targets new audience with canned Blonde

Arran Brewery has produced limited edition cans of ‘ab’ — a craft beer version of its famous Arran Blonde. Managing director, Gerald Michaluk, said: “We have to keep up with the market. We brew some of the best beers in the country, in fact the world, and...

Everards begins major development scheme

How Everards Meadows will look   Everards Brewery has started the development of a 90-acre site in Leicestershire, to be called Everards Meadows, which will be home to its new brewhouse. There are also plans for a cycle centre, café roastery, pub restaurant and a...

SIBA welcomes 11 new members

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) added four new full brewing members in April, as well as three ‘not yet brewing’ members. The four brewing memebrs are: Pillars Brewery, in London; Old Spot Brewery, in Bradford; Speyside Craft Brewery, near...

National Pub Fortnight coming this summer

Ei Publican Partnerships, formerly Enterprise Inns, has launched an awareness initiative — National Pub Fortnight — which will take place from July 22 to August 6. The event is designed to highlight and encourage consumer interest in Great British pubs, after...

Petainer playing part in major Mikkeller event

Two of Taiwan’s most exciting and innovative craft brewers have partnered with Petainer to use its one-way petainerKeg for the famous Mikkeller Beer Celebration taking place in Copenhagen from May 8 to 14. Both Taihu and Sunmai will use petainerKeg to ship and...

Find out more about Derby Brewing investment

Derby Brewing Co has raised more than 50% of the target amount of its latest crowdfunding campaign, with 14 days still remaining. Director Paul Harris said: “To have reached over 50% of our £500,000 target at this stage of the campaign is great. The support from both...

Stable market for US hop growers

Hop production continues to rise in the United States as consumer tastes and demand for beer with higher hopping rates persist. Despite a decrease in overall beer production, demand for hops continues, as signalled by hop contracts, thanks to a greater thirst for more...

Trade groups call for business rates reform

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) is one of a number of signatories on a letter to the three main political parties, making a case for business rates reform. The challenges businesses face as the UK negotiates its future relationship with Europe has made...

Ambitious Redchurch returns to crowdfunding

Redchurch Brewery has returned to crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to raise £400,000 for further expansion. The offer of 7.41% equity values the company at £5m. The brewery has until May 28 to meet a £400,000 target with the money going towards additional fermentation...