Helga, the ‘Brewery Dug’ leaves Arran

Helga with Arran managing director, Gerald Michaluk   Arran Brewery’s mascot, the ‘Brewery Dug’ — and her owner, brewery manager Veronica Michaluk — is leaving the island for the mainland. After six years in post, Veronica is to become Arran Brewery’s...

Innis & Gunn enters Chinese market

A Innis & Gunn founder Dougal Gunn Sharp   Innis & Gunn has signed a deal to distribute its beer to the on- and off-trade in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The distribution deal with Dxcel International will focus on Innis & Gunn’s...

Entries rise for International Beer and Cider Awards

Judges at the 2015 cider competition: left to right are Helen Thomas, of Westons Cider, Hanna Talvioja, R&D manager at Oy Sinebrychoff, and David Sipes of Angry Orchard Hard Cider Company   Entries to the International Brewing and Cider Awards 2017 have leapt...

Hop Stuff Brewery at Craft Beer Rising

Hop Stuff Brewery will be returning to Craft Beer Rising for the second year in a row, showcasing its range of craft beers at stand 40. Founder James Yeomans will be joined by two of his bearded, beer-loving team — Jack Vanderstten and Alex Daulby — pouring pints of...

Cans open up new markets for Harveys

Putting beer in cans has opened up a whole new market for Harveys, in Lewes, East Sussex, one of Britain’s oldest breweries. Harveys turned to cans earlier than it planned to after being asked to supply beer for the British Airways i360, a 450ft high viewing...

Purity’s Bunny Hop to roll out in keg form

Purity managing director, Paul Halsey, with a glass of keg Bunny Hop   Purity Brewing Company’s newest beer is hopping its way into keg ahead of spring and the warmer weather. Bunny Hop, the award-winning brewery’s first permanent cask beer in seven years,...

Sharp’s launches Canadian collaboration

Sharp’s Brewery has today announced the launch of Two Tides, a limited release created in collaboration with its Canadian sister brewery, Granville Island Brewing Co. Available across the on-trade in the UK, the golden pale ale forms part of a recipe swap as Sharp’s...

Old Freddy Walker is champion winter beer

Old Freddy Walker, brewed by Justin Hawke’s Moor Brewery, in Bristol, has been named CAMRA champion winter beer of Britain. Following more than a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, Old Freddy Walker (7.5 % ABV) impressed...

Ales by Mail to sell Petrus sour beers

Petrus Sour Beers, three blonde-based, high-fermented, oak-aged ales with a distinctive sour taste, from Belgian Brewery de Brabandere, are now available to UK beer lovers through Ales By Mail. Refreshingly sour Petrus Aged Pale, Flemish red brown Petrus Oud Bruin and...

Buster Grant named as new SIBA chairman

Buster Grant, owner and head brewer of Brecon Brewing, in Wales, has been appointed the new chairman of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). Buster will take the chair for the first time at SIBA’s AGM on 16th March at their annual BeerX event. The...

Pathmaker pump handle marks Black Sheep anniversary

Black Sheep Brewery founder Paul Theakston with the pump handle bearing his caricature   The founder of Black Sheep Brewery has been immortalised in the form of a limited edition pump handle figurine to mark the business’s 25th anniversary and the return of...