North East festivals return, this time with gin

Two popular North East beer and cider festivals are set to return this summer, with an added attraction for gin lovers. For the fourth year running, the Malhotra beer and cider festivals are taking place at The Runhead, Ryton, and The Sandpiper, Cullercoats. Not only...

Roll out the barrel in Peckham this August

Peckham-based Gosnells Mead, is hosting a celebration of South East London’s breweries over the August bank holiday weekend, bringing together five local breweries, each producing a unique, barrel-aged brew. The Bermondsey Beer Mile gets plenty of press, however there...

SIBA to promote craft brewing at GBBF

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has announced it will be partnering with CAMRA for this year’s Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) at Olympia London. SIBA’s sponsorship of the event includes working with CAMRA to promote the Assured Independent British Craft...

My Generation becomes Indie Week partner

My Generation founder Johnny Kirkham (right) with Black Sheep’s Rob (left) and Jo Theakston   The My Generation Beer Co has strengthened its ties with the indie scene after securing a partnership with Indie Week UK. My Generation is one of five official...

Red White and Brews at Whitelock’s festival

Enjoying beers in Whitelocks yard   Whitelock’s annual beer festival returns at the end of this month, with Red, White and Brews the title of this year’s event. The festival will showcase a tremendous selection of craft beers from across the pond. It...

Brewing challenge for London beer shops

London’s top craft beer shops will face off next month in a collaborative brewing challenge for London Beer City. Organised by South London beer slingers Hop Burns & Black, Battle of the Beer Shops will see nine craft beer retailers pair up with some of London’s...

‘London brewers under threat from big boys’

One of London Beer City’s popular events London’s diverse beer landscape is under threat as multi-national brewers target the capital, according to the founder of the city’s original beer week. Will Hawkes, who set up London Beer City in 2014, says the recent...

Dates announced for Surrey Hills tours

Surrey Hills Brewery, in Dorking,has announced a series of behind the scenes tours, taking place from August until November. Led by the expert brewing team, the ninety-minute tours cover the company’s history, brewing process and also include the opportunity to...

New world beers showcase at GBBF

A huge range of new world beers from America, Australia and New Zealand are set to appear at the Great British Beer Festival, taking place at Olympia from August 8-12. Sponsored by the Brewers Association, the USA and new world bottles bar will showcase more than 100...

Mountaineer Hinkes will be at GBBF

Visitors to the Great British Beer Festival will have the chance to share a beer with Alan Hinkes OBE, the renowned mountaineer, on Friday, August 11. Alan is the only Briton to have scaled all 14 of the world’s highest mountains, and he has contributed to CAMRA’s...

Comedy of Errors in Fuller’s pub gardens

Shakespeare in the Garden is returning to Fuller’s Inns this summer, with The Comedy of Errors, in association with theatre company Open Bar. This year, there will be two tours of the play, performed in 30 Fuller’s pubs. The first Compact Tour, starting today...

Beer and bangers at the Woodman Inn

The Woodman Inn, in Durham, is once again hosting its popular beer festival this week, with its garden offering more than 30 varieties of real ale and cider. Building on the success of 2016, when some 500 locals attended the festival, licensees Sean and Jane Quilty...