More than half of adults drink ‘to cope’

New research from alcohol education charity Drinkaware shows that almost three in five (58%) of all people (aged 18 to 75) who drink alcohol are doing so to help them cope with the pressures of everyday life. According to the new Drinkaware / YouGov survey, which...
Simply Hops Underdog competition returns

Simply Hops Underdog competition returns

Hop merchant Simply Hops has announced the return of its Underdog brewing competition, challenging entrants to create a stunning beer that showcases a particular hop. Open to brewers across Europe, in Scandinavia and South Africa, the competition challenges brewers to...
Sheffield artist stages exhibition in brewery pub

Sheffield artist stages exhibition in brewery pub

Sheffield-based artist Martin F Bedford is showcasing his work this month in a solo exhibition of music poster designs at the Stancill Brewery-owned Closed Shop pub. The exhibition displays some of Martin’s finest posters that document the history of Sheffield’s live...

Grants available for brewing industry studies

A major grants fund that provides backing for scientific research and education in the brewing industry has begun inviting applications for funding in 2018/19. Under the Brewers’ Research and Education Fund (BREF), applicants have just under three months to submit...
Opening date for Head of Steam Didsbury

Opening date for Head of Steam Didsbury

Camerons Brewery has confirmed the opening date for The Head of Steam bar in Didsbury. The venue, in the Manchester suburb on Wilmslow Road, will open to the public from 5pm on Thursday, February 1. Camerons began work on the former Sanctuary venue, which has been...

Preview: Manchester Beer and Cider Festival

Organised by the nine Greater Manchester branches of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival is taking place at Manchester Central from January 25-27, with the promise of rare treats alongside old favourites in the 750-drink line-up....
Manchester Beer Festival to host sexism debate

Manchester Beer Festival to host sexism debate

Sexism in the beer industry will be the hot topic when a debate is staged during the trade day of the Manchester Beer Festival (January 24). “Sexism is bad for business. What are we going to do about it?” aims to address the ongoing issues and challenges of sexism in...
Hogs Back to feature on BBC farming show

Hogs Back to feature on BBC farming show

Hogs back managing director, Rupert Thompson, in the brewery’s hop garden   Having reached a new audience with an appearance on Countryfile a couple of years back, Hogs Back Brewery will be back in the TV limelight on Thursday, January 18, in an episode of BBC...
Preview: Manchester Beer Week 2018

Preview: Manchester Beer Week 2018

Manchester’s only city-wide beer festival returns this summer, promising a packed ten-day calendar of events designed to celebrate the best of beer and pub culture. Now entering its third year, Manchester Beer Week will run from Friday, June 29, until Sunday, July 8,...
Beer for That campaign to tackle duty issue

Beer for That campaign to tackle duty issue

The industry-funded There’s a Beer for That campaign is to be re-purposed as a vehicle to raise awareness of the problem of excessive beer duty. There are fears that, unless action is taken now, year-on-year increases could make the traditional beer with family...