Bodriggy tops the Royal Adelaide awards

A small craft brewery in Melbourne’s Inner East has taken the major prize at the Royal Adelaide Beer and Cider Awards. Bodriggy Brewing Company was awarded most outstanding beer in show and champion American style pale ale with its Highbinder, ahead of more fancied...

WBC medals haul for Birra Antoniana

Italian brewer Birra Antoniana has scooped gold, silver and bronze medals at the World Beer Challenge 2017. The gold medal was for the hoppy and aromatic Birra Antoniana Altinate and Birra Antoniana Pasubio, both inspired by the American brewery tradition but...

BrewDog’s looking for a location Down Under

‘Top Dog for Australia: Zarah Prior has a mission to set up BrewDog Down Under   BrewDog is one step closer to establishing an initial production facility in Australia with its first recruitment under way, as well as indications as to where it plans to...

Impressive sales figures from Veltins

Sales at German brewery Veltins continued to increase in the first half of 2017, with output up by 0.7% to 1.489 million hectolitres. While the Veltins brand showed stable performance of -0.1%, the company’s traditional Grevensteiner beer managed to reap above-average...

Seal shows which US beers are independent

In an effort to educate beer lovers about which beers are independently produced, the Brewers Association —the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers — has launched a seal promoting independent...

Birra Antoniana enters American market

Birra Antoniana, brewer of premium Italian craft beer, has announced the launch of its products in the United States. Based in Padua, Birra Antoniana prides itself on sustainable, artisanal craftsmanship, cultivating its barley from nearly 250 acres of land before...

Hardywood craft beers make UK debut

Award-winning Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, from Richmond, Virginia, is launching in the UK for the first time with a three-strong range of authentic, hand-crafted, high-quality beers. Co-founder, Eric McKay, said: “The UK has tremendous historical relevance in terms...

Book tells the stories of 11 Trappist breweries

An American trio has published a book covering the world’s 11 Trappist breweries, with abbey histories, beer profiles and travel tips in Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, and the United States. Trappist Beer Travels, by Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood, and...

Craft brewer’s appeal to Belgian King Philippe

Influential Belgian brewer Pieter De Bock has sent a sample of his Remi Blond beer to King Philippe accompanied by an appeal: “Please serve craft beer at the Royal Palace!” The initiative is a statement on behalf of Pieter’s craft brewing colleagues....

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...