Common Ancestor is new Natural Selection beer

A beer called Common Ancestor is being launched as part of a collaboration between Stewart Brewing and Heriot-Watt University. The beer has been created by four masters students at the university’s International Centre for Brewing and Distilling. Common Ancestor will...

Brewer and chef team up for unusual IPA

Beavertown Brewery and chef and author Richard H Turner will be getting together on June 29 to celebrate the launch of Canned Rations, a collaborative IPA. The inspiration for the beer came about when Richard met Beavertown founder Logan Plant earlier this year. After...

Barrel of Laps: a festival with a challenge

The UK’s biggest provider of adventure racing, Rat Race, is launching a festival event called Barrel of Laps, to be held at the Claydon estate, in Buckinghamshire. The event is part of a wider beer, cider and wine festival being held over the weekend of July 28-30,...

Real Ale to open new store in London

Real Ale, the ‘liquid delicatessen’ based in Twickenham, will be opening a new store in the heart of North West London this summer. The award-winning shop has established a reputation for offering a wide range of high-quality but often unknown craft beers,...

Hogs Back seasonal celebrates love of cycling

Hogs Back Brewery is launching a seasonal ale that celebrates the British love of cycling, as well as marking the brewer’s support for the annual Farnham Bike Ride charity event. Biker is a light, refreshing, golden beer with floral and citrus hints, and is big...

Official opening for new Tiny Rebel brewery

Tiny Rebel Brewery is set to unveil its £2.6m facility in Newport on July 1, with a launch party including a DJ set from Craig Charles. The 30,000 square foot site started production a few months ago and will welcome visitors to enjoy the new bar and tours, and to...

CAMRA wants pub pledges in Queen’s Speech

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is calling on the government to deliver on its manifesto commitment to review the business rates system and relieve the burden on the pub sector. CAMRA is very concerned that pubs are facing a punitive tax burden, which sees the...

Brewing students in competition as part of MSc

Two pairs of brewing students from the International Centre for Brewing Science (ICBS) at the University of Nottingham have embarked upon an ambitious undertaking as the research project for their MSc in brewing science and practice. Each Cuckoo Collaborative team...

Book tells the stories of 11 Trappist breweries

An American trio has published a book covering the world’s 11 Trappist breweries, with abbey histories, beer profiles and travel tips in Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, and the United States. Trappist Beer Travels, by Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood, and...

Perkbox rewards for Camerons employees

Camerons Brewery is to offer its 500-plus workforce a new scheme, giving discounts and rewards from hundreds of major brands, including Tesco, Amazon, Starbucks and Netflix. The Perkbox platform will be offered to all staff members in the head office brewing site in...

Purity Brewing celebrates more award wins

Purity’s sales and marketing director, Andy Cross (left) and Alex Cosgrove, the brewery’s marketing and events co-ordinator with the West Midlands Business Masters awards   Purity Brewing Company is celebrating another award hat-trick after picking up...

New operations manager for Bedlam Brewery

Bedlam Brewery, under pressure to expand capacity as the business grows, has welcomed Oliver Marsh as operations manager. Chiefly responsible for sales, distribution and production, Oliver (pictured) joins Bedlam after nine years at Ridgeview Estate Winery, the...