Huge public support for pubs ahead of Budget

There is huge public support for action to help brewers and pubs in this week’s Budget, according to a new YouGov poll. Of those expressing a view, those who want the government to take action to support the brewing industry outnumbered, by more than two to one, those...

Moor Beer enjoys success in Italian market

Bristol-based Moor Beer says it has become the first brewery to continuously supply British cask beer to the Italian market. While festivals and one-off deals have seen cask beer previously available in Italy, investment and the growing reputation of Moor Beer means...

Home brewer will be star at Marston’s raceday bar

Home brewer and photographer Morgan Silk (right) at the Marston’s nanobrewery with graduate brewer Callum Turner   A Burton home brewer has created a beer in collaboration with Marston’s to go on sale this Saturday at the brewery’s annual Race Day, held...

Pubs play vital part in raising £1m a year for charity

Dark Star Brewery has launched a new set of beer mats, in conjunction with PubAid, to remind customers that UK pubs raise more than £1m every year for charity. Dark Star, which set up tits own Foundation back in 2012 to assist charities and improve local communities,...

Axholme creates festive beer for Grimsby Town Fc

A new festive ale has been produced for Grimsby Town Football Club by Lincolnshire’s Axholme Brewing Company, aiming to be a hit with Mariners fans this Christmas. Mariners Winter Ale will go on sale on Tuesday, November 28. The bottles will be sold at the club...

Sharp’s Doom Bar Reserve returns

As the weather get nippier, Sharp’s Doom Bar Reserve — coming in at a warming 6% ABV — is returning to bars until the end of the year. The amber ale has been brewed with the finest malts and hops which provide a spicy aroma with a bready sweetness. This is the...

New curator for Imperial Beer Club

An Imperial Beer Club selection (not the current one)   Simon Williams, founder of the Campaign for Really Good Beer blog, has been recruited by the Imperial Beer Club as a curator. His role will, presumably, be helping those running the club — now part of Ales by...

Scotland to adopt minimum alcohol pricing

The Supreme Court has backed a bid by the Scottish government to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol, despite a challenge from the drinks industry. The move was actually approved by the Scottish Parliament five years ago, but the Scottish Whisky Association claimed...

Growth investment for Verdant Brewing Co

Brewery investment comes in many shapes and forms, but Verdant, in Cornwall, is the recipient of money via an unusual route — direct capital from a retailer. The retailer in question is Honest Brew, an “online supermarket for craft beer”, founded in 2012...

Greene King pubs in Lord Mayor’s Show

Greene King represented the UK pub industry in the Lord Mayor’s Show by bringing to life its most iconic London pubs, including the Punch and Judy, Golden Lion and Shakespeare’s Head, on a bespoke float using one of its drays. BBC presenter Sonali Shah interviewed...