Hall & Woodhouse to launch keg IPA

Hall & Woodhouse has launched a refreshed line-up of permanent cask beers, including Fursty Ferret and Tanglefoot, as well as a new seasonal range. New to Hall & Woodhouse’s public houses will be Owlers IPA, launching on keg in the next few months. Owlers...

Prince of Wales visits Wadworth Brewery

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visited the Wadworth brewery in Devizes, taking a tour of the site as part of a celebration event for Pub is The Hub initiative. He chatted with the brewery team and had a chance to see the artists in residence who create the...

SIBA silver for Swannay Island Hopping

Orkney’s Swannay Brewery has claimed more awards for its beers, returning from the SIBA National Awards with a cask silver medal for Island Hopping. Described as a hoppy session beer, the 3.9% ABV brew had earlier won gold in the cask standard bitters and pale ale...

Wild Beer Co named as BBC food awards finalist

  x An artist’s impression of the new Wild Beer Co base   Wild Beer Co, which is crowdfunding to build a new brewery, has been named as a finalist in the BBC Food and Farming Awards. The brewers will be up against Oliver’s Cider and Perry, in...

New face at helm at Ales of Scilly

After 16 years, the UK’s most south westerly brewery — Ales of Scilly — has a new face at the helm. The brewery was set up on the beautiful Isles of Scilly in 2001 by Mark Praeger, a retired teacher from the islands with a passion for brewing. Over the last couple of...

Meantime brewer’s DNA beer gets limited release

Meantime Brewing’s brewmaster, Ciaran Giblin, has created a double IPA based on flavour preferences dictated by his own DNA — appropriately named Double Helix. Following a successful test batch last year, Meantime has launched the beer as part of its Pilot...

Stellar line-up for Leeds’ Hop City festival

x This Easter, Leeds’ Northern Monk Brew Co will be welcoming some of the greatest and most cutting-edge breweries for a celebration of hops. Hop City is sponsored by US hop-growing collective Yakima Chief, and is being produced in association with Leeds Beer Week and...

Stewart Brewing takes SIBA gold with Jack Back

Scottish craft brewer Stewart Brewing is celebrating a national accolade after its popular beer Jack Back earned a gold award at the SIBA National Independent Beer Awards. Jack Back won the keg standard bitters and pale ales category. Jo Stewart, co-founder of Stewart...

Major wins for Fourpure at SIBA awards

London’s Fourpure Brewing Company has swept through SIBA’s annual business awards picking up two major wins. The independent craft brewer — based in Bermondsey, South London — topped a list of more than 400 entrants to pick up the evening’s most prestigious award of...

Busy year for British Guild of Beer Writers

The British Guild of Beer Writers has announced a busy and varied schedule of training, seminars and lectures for the rest of 2017. A new Pitch and Deal training course in April will provide emergent beer writers with advice and hands-on practice to sell their story...