St Austell celebrates Beer Day Britain in style

St Austell councillor Rosemary Johnson enjoying the event St Austell Brewery celebrated Beer Day Britain in style, treating guests to an evening of beer and food matching featuring best-sellers Tribute, Korev and Mena Dhu, alongside ales from the company’s Small Batch...

Smart Mirror ensures constant sunshine

Meantime Brewing Company has unveiled a ‘Smart Mirror’ which will be used to reflect the sun’s rays and keep beer gardens in constant sunshine this summer. The innovative device uses cutting-edge technology combined with GPS tracking to follow the trajectory of the...

‘Superhero’ father wins pub for a day

Proud father Paul Lightfoot was crowned the winner of Fuller’s Father’s Day competition, winning the ultimate Father’s Day present — his own Fuller’s pub for the day. His local Fuller’s pub is The Turk’s Head, Twickenham, which was transformed for the whole of...

Brakspear’s charity Club to Pub Swim returns

Enjoying a bottle of Brakspear Two Bells after last year’s swim   Brakspear is supporting its home town’s fourth annual Club to Pub Swim, which returns on July 22. With more than 450 swimmers already signed up for the 1.5 km evening swim in the...

Royal visitor stops by Cornish beer showcase

HRH Prince Edward, the Duke of Wessex, was among the many visitors to stop by the local beer marquee at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show. The Cornish Beer Bar was the result of a collaboration between the Cornwall branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and...

Finalists for Imbibe Live IPA Challenge revealed

Yorkshire will take on London and the South West in the finals of the IPA Challenge next month, run in partnership with the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), M&B, There’s A Beer For That and Fuller’s. Five finalists emerged from a tough first round held at...

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...

Beer tastings see huge rise in popularity

Beer tasting is set to become more popular than wine tasting across the UK as 2017 sees breweries across the country grow to more than 1,700, and beer production increasee by 16% year on year. The New World Trading Company, which offers beer tastings for its 80...

Champion beer announcement returns to GBBF

x The announcement of the champion beer of Britain is returning to the trade session of the Great British Beer Festival this year. Those attending the session, on Tuesday, August 8, at Olympia, will be the first to hear the announcement and will have the chance to...

Crafty Wolf lager takes regional SIBA gold award

Wolf Brewery’s Crafty Wolf has won gold in the standard lager and Pilsners class, up to 4.4% ABV, in SIBA’s Eastern Region competition. Crafty Wolf is Wolf’s flagship craft lager and is available in 30-litre kegs. It is a 4.2% ABV, uniquely flavoured, blonde craft...

Blue Moon to stage interactive art installation

US beer Blue Moon is bringing its Once in a Blue Moon interactive art installation to East London’s Old Spitalfields Market on June 23 and 24.  The installation has been inspired by the beer’s story. First brewed from the Colorado Rockies’ baseball stadium in Denver,...