New venue for London Craft Beer Festival

London Craft Beer Festival will mark its fifth anniversary this August with a bigger, bolder celebration of modern beer, taking over Shoreditch Electric Light Station for the first time. Founders Dan Sylvester and Greg Wells will bring together beer and brewers from...

Sheffield United gets its own artisan lager

Sentinel Brewing Co founder and head brewer, Alex Barlow, with Sheffield United legend and club ambassador Tony Currie. Picture: Glenn Ashley   Sheffield United has become the first major English league football club to have its own artisan lager brewed. Kop...

Celebrating a punk anniversary with Wadworth 6X

When the legendary London music venue, The Roxy, unveiled a Seven Dials Trust Blue Plaque this week, Wadworth was there to help celebrate with some 6X ‘old cool’ beer. Acknowledged as the home of punk in the late 1970s, The Roxy marked its opening 40 years ago with...

Brewing and Cider Awards champions announced

Champions league: back row, left to right: Keith Galbraith, Galbraith Brewing; Alan Pateman, Elgood’s Brewery; Wil Wood, Lacons Brewery; John Keeling, Fuller Smith & Turner; Ian Hamilton, Sullivan’s Brewing. Front row, left to right: Rob Topham, Camden...

Waitrose expands beer offering with 25 new lines

Minimalist cans from Bavarian brewery AND UNION, going on sale in Waitrose stores from May   Waitrose is to build on the success of its beer aisle by adding 25 new lines to its range next month, taking its total number of brews up to 95. Waitrose is particularly...

Black Tor beer raising money for air ambulance

It’s lift-off for Black Tor Brewery’s Down Draught. Pictured are Black Tor director, Jonathon Crump, and Caroline Creer, fundraising director for Devon Air Ambulance   Black Tor Brewery, based at Christow, in the Dartmoor National Park, has launched a...

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...

Big Drop launches low-alcohol Citrus Pale Ale

Big Drop Brewing Co, dedicated exclusively to making fine 0.5% ABV beer, has added Citrus Pale Ale to its range, following the successful release of its first beer, Chocolate Milk Stout. Created in Bermondsey, London, by brewer Johnny Clayton, Big Drop Citrus Pale Ale...

Another major award for Arran Brewery

Arran Blonde, from the Arran Brewery, has taken the bronze award in SIBA’s Scottish craft keg competition. This has been a very successful start to the year for Arran, its Arran Dark being the current CAMRA Scottish champion mild and its sister version in craft...

Draught Newcastle Brown a huge hit at City Tavern

City Tavern, on Northumberland Road, Newcastle, has become one of only 30 venues across the UK to sell Newcastle Brown Ale — or ‘dog’ — on draught. The Geordie tipple, normally sold in bottles, is proving a huge success with City Tavern customers. Owner, David King...