Old Hooky is brewery’s tap takeover star

Old Hooky will be the star attraction when Hook Norton Brewery holds its next open tap takeover on Wednesday, May 10 (6-9pm). The brewery will be celebrating 40 years since the 4.6% ABV bitter was first brewed. Fruity and full bodied, this beer is a consistent...

Edinburgh Beer Festival collaborations announced

Stewart Brewing — which will play host to the Edinburgh Beer Festival on May 13 — has announced several limited-edition collaboration beers that will be available at the event. These will include an ice cream style ale with Over Langshaw Farmhouse Ice Cream, and a...

Pop-up ramen bar coming to Brewery Below

Adam Rawson, who will be running a pop-up ramen bar. Picture: Lateef Okunnu   Following the sell-out success of his Japanese tasting dinner Sakura, chef Adam Rawson will team up with Borough Wines & Beers again this April for #Rawmen, his new pop-up ramen...

Thirsty Games 2017 brewing competition launched

The Independent Manchester Beer Convention (Indy Man Beer Con/IMBC) has launched The Thirsty Games, its 2017 brewing competition for small, new breweries. The contest is open to breweries operating on a five-barrel kit or smaller, which are UK based and which have...

Easter celebrations at Black Sheep Brewery

The Black Sheep Brewery is to continue its 25th anniversary celebrations over the Easter holidays, with a number of seasonal events. Visitors aged in multiples of 25, and who are over the age of 18, will be treated to a complimentary pint of any one of Black Sheep’s...

Curtis and Bullen get back to Fundamentals

Beer writers Matthew Curtis and Claire M Bullen will be at Peckham’s Hop Burns & Black on Thursday, April 27 for the first instalment of Fundamentals Live, entitled Hops. This new series of events is based on Matt’s new column for the HB&BHop Burns &...

Longing for Oktoberfest? Well, here’s Springfest!

With Oktoberfest far in the distance, Munich Cricket Club, in London, has decided to organise a Springfest, from April 21 to May 7. The Bavarian bierkeller is located in London’s Victoria and is organising, food, dancing, oompah bands and, of course, beer for...

Beer Day Britain 2017

Beer Day Britain 2017 has been launched, with plans to celebrate the nation’s favourite alcoholic drink across a four-day festival in June. The event will start with a ‘cheers to beer’ toast across the country at 7pm on Thursday, June 15, and run through to...

Beer Mansion for Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour

Every year Brooklyn Brewery’s Mash Tour takes a new form, from concerts, dinners and beer festivals to comedy nights and parties around the world. This year sees the Brooklyn team taking on one grand undertaking — Beer Mansion — landing in London on May 12 and 13 at...

Cornish beer and seafood showcased in London

To celebrate the launch of London Beer Week, Tom Brown, head chef at Outlaw’s at the Capital, and Ed Hughes, Sharp’s beer sommelier, Ed Hughes, hosted a five-course seafood and beer menu at the Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge. Porthilly oysters and Sharp’s Doom Bar...

Big weekend for Pillars with two-day can launch

Pillars Brewery, in Walthamstow, East London, is staging a can launch at its brewery this weekend (March 31 and April 1). In the cans will be the brewery’s Untraditional Lager (4.5% ABV), which combines the qualities of a Pilsner with a hoppy IPA. The can launch...

Women and beer event coming to Liverpool

The women and beer group, Dea Latis, is holding a beer and food tasting evening at The Old Blind School on Hardman Street, Liverpool, on Thursday, April 13, from 7.30pm. Led by the award-winning beer sommelier and beer training expert, Annabel Smith, guests will enjoy...