British beer writers to speak at US conference

Three members of the British Build of Beer Writers are heading for Williamsburg, Virginia, in October, to speak at an Ales through the Ages conference. Guild chair Pete Brown will deliver the keynote address to open the conference on October 19, and Martyn Cornell and...
BrewDog sets up Punk State in Bristol

BrewDog sets up Punk State in Bristol

BrewDog is setting up a ‘Punk State’ in Bristol over the next two days (July 20 and 21), where visitors to Broadmead Square will be able to grab free cans of Punk IPA. The Punk State takes the form of a roadblock — visitors will be issued with a Punk...

EeBriaTrade to showcase beers and ciders

EeBriaTrade is to host a free, trade only tasting event at its Bermondsey taproom with some of the most talk about and respected brewers and cider makers in the UK. The event, on July 30, will feature Twisted Barrel (Coventry), Arundel (Sussex), Six° North (Scotland)...
Focus on Franconia at I Want Moor festival

Focus on Franconia at I Want Moor festival

Travelling to Franconia: Moor Beer Co’s Justin Hawke   Beers from the Franconia region of Germany will be under the spotlight when Moor Beer Co stages its second I Want Moor festival from August 10 to 12. The event has been dubbed ‘Franken Fest’ and...

New Wave theme for Leeds festival next week

Flashback: images from last year’s festival. Photographs: Lucy Forrester   The New Wave will be the theme for this year’s Whitelock’s and The Turk’s Head Beer Festival, in Leeds, being staged from July 26-29. This year’s festival will celebrate the New...

Alcohol-free beers to try at Mindful festival

Beer sommelier Jane Peyton is headlining at this year’s Mindful Drinking Festival and giving a personal tour of the ten alcohol-free beers featured at the event. As well as festival sponsors Heineken 0.0, an audience of more than 60 in the Wise Bartender tasting...

BBPA chief regards Griffiths case as ‘personal matter’

A group of female licensees and pubs campaigners has written to Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) urging her to condemn for Small Business Minister, Andrew Griffiths’, actions in sending texts of a sexual nature to...