New world beers showcase at GBBF

A huge range of new world beers from America, Australia and New Zealand are set to appear at the Great British Beer Festival, taking place at Olympia from August 8-12. Sponsored by the Brewers Association, the USA and new world bottles bar will showcase more than 100...

IMBC Thirsty Games finalists revealed

Picture: Jody Hartley   The Independent Manchester Beer Convention (IMBC) has announced the three finalists in its Thirsty Games competition to find the best new small breweries in the UK. The finalists are: Little Earth Project, of Sudbury, in Suffolk; Affinity...

Big crowd for Box Steam festival

Pictures: Jon Craig   Some 2,000 people joined Wiltshire-based brewer Box Steam for its now annual day-long festival in its home village of Holt, near Bradford on Avon. With a mix of food, entertainment, music, tug-o-war and, of course, endless supplies of beer,...

Mountaineer Hinkes will be at GBBF

Visitors to the Great British Beer Festival will have the chance to share a beer with Alan Hinkes OBE, the renowned mountaineer, on Friday, August 11. Alan is the only Briton to have scaled all 14 of the world’s highest mountains, and he has contributed to CAMRA’s...

Aiming to solve home brewing problems

Budding home brewers and beer enthusiasts could benefit from CAMRA’s latest book title, the Home Brewing Problem Solver. The book, published today, examines the underlying causes of common problems in each stage of the brewing process and offers practical solutions,...

Parliamentary beer group has new chairman

x Mike Wood MP has been elected chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group at its inaugural meeting of the new Parliament. The previous chairman, Graham Evans, lost his seat in the general election. Mike joined the beer group after he was elected as MP for...

San Miguel Experience is coming to London

San Miguel is providing experience seekers with three days of bespoke events, dubbed The San Miguel Experience. This will include intimate talks with Channel 4 explorer Levison Wood, the chance to soar over New York via VR, and find out what it takes to become...

Flo Vialan is Parliamentary group’s brewer of the year

Purity Brewing Company’s director of brewing, Flo Vialan (pictured), has been named brewer of the year at the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group beer awards. The highly-prized and prestigious award is one of only a small number handed out annually by the group. The...

Camden party to mark opening of new brewery

Camden Town Brewery is opening the doors of its new £30m Enfield brewery to friends, family and beer fans on Saturday, July 29. The all-day party will bring the best of Camden Town to Enfield with live music, pop-up restaurants, workshops, brewery tours and tasting,...

Beer and bangers at the Woodman Inn

The Woodman Inn, in Durham, is once again hosting its popular beer festival this week, with its garden offering more than 30 varieties of real ale and cider. Building on the success of 2016, when some 500 locals attended the festival, licensees Sean and Jane Quilty...

Collaboration supports internet rock radio station

Kent-based Pig & Porter Brewing Co is using its latest collaboration brew to give peer-to-peer support to an internet radio station. Primordial Süp, a 4.4% Session IPA, was made with the help of presenters from rock and metal music station Primordial Radio. Pig...