Innis & Gunn names new finance director

Innis & Gunn finance director, Esther Binnie   Innis & Gunn has appointed Esther Binnie as its new finance director, contributing to the strategic direction across all areas of the business. Among her duties, she will be working to ensure the company...

Lord supports planning protection for pubs

Picture: Jessica Spengler, licensed via Flickr Creative Commons Lord Roy Kennedy of Southwark, shadow spokesperson for the Department for Communities and Local Government, has confirmed his support for strengthening planning laws to protect vulnerable pubs across...

Refurbishment for Leeds’ Crowd of Favours

Crowd of Favours, situated on Harper Street, next to the famous Leeds Markets, will re-open its doors on Friday (January 20) after a two-week, £100,000 refurbishment. The investment into the venue, which is part of the Leeds Brewery pub group, has been made by new...

Rugby brew launches Black Sheep anniversary

Black Sheep head brewer, Phil Douglas, with a pint of Ram Tackle   Black Sheep Brewery is launching the first seasonal ale of its 25th anniversary year to welcome an exciting season of international rugby. Ram Tackle, a 4.1% ABV ruby ale with eight English hops,...

Standout branding for Little Ox Brewery

Oxfordshire-based Little Ox Brewery has turned to LemonTop Creative to provide branding that symbolises its roots in Freeland, a town steeped in history. The brewery is the dream of Ian Hemingway, who has been brewing his own beer for more than 30 years. The...

Brewers call for reform of duty relief system

More than 40 small and medium-sized breweries have today launched a coalition with the aim of persuading government to review and improve small brewers’ relief (SBR), the system that provides a discount on beer duty to small brewers. The scheme was introduced in...

Preview: Craft Beer Rising London

Craft Beer Rising, the beer, music and street food festival, returns to The Old Truman Brewery, East London, for its fifth year, from February 23-25. CBR London 2017 is widely recognised as the launch pad event in the UK’s beer calendar, with product launches, new...

Dream job for beer lover with Crisp Malting

Beer lover Colin Johnston (pictured) may have just landed his dream job, joining Crisp Malting Group as its sales manager for craft brewing and distilling. “That means he is on permanent tour, looking after some of the nation’s best craft brewers and...

Major investment in Newcastle music venue

Camerons Brewery has begun a major investment to upgrade the PA and lighting systems at both its Cluny and Cluny 2 venues in the Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne. The brewer will be spending more than £100,000 on the new system, which will be the first major spend at the...

Moorhouse’s planning year of special beers

Moorhouse’s — a main sponsor of CAMRA’s Manchester Beer & Cider Festival — is unveiling a programme of special ales for 2017 at the event this week. The creative brewing team has crafted a raft of seasonal brews alongside the six core ales — now including...

Fallen Brewing invests in canning line

Paul Fallen, managing director of Fallen Brewing Company   Fallen Brewing has become one of the first craft breweries in Scotland to install a canning line and move its entire beer range into cans. Managing director, Paul Fallen, said: “We’ve always wanted to...