Stroud Brewery hopes to be in new HQ by autumn

Stroud Brewery hopes to be in new HQ by autumn

Organic beer producer Stroud Brewery is set to move into purpose-built new premises by autumn this year. The building will cost £1.2m and will accommodate the organic brewery’s growing needs, providing additional brewing capacity, storage facilities, larger offices, a...

Demonstration to highlight Pubs Code anger

A demonstration is due to be held in Parliament Square, London, on Monday as part of a new campaign asking the government to review the Pubs Code legislation. Seasoned campaigners from the pub industry have teamed up with the Forum of Private Business to highlight...
Work starts on new Axholme Brewing base

Work starts on new Axholme Brewing base

Work has commenced on Grimsby’s new brewery, which will transform the St Barnabas Church on King Edward Street, acquired last year by Axholme Brewing Company. Local firms are now in situ, preparing the site for the arrival of new brewing equipment which has...

Hop Burns & Black to open in Deptford

Award-winning bottle shop, Hop Burns & Black, will open its second branch in Deptford this summer. It opened in Peckham Rye / East Dulwich in 2014 as an outlet for the founders’ three greatest obsessions — craft beer, hot sauce and vinyl records (the Hop, Burns...

Two Heads Beer Co wants to open more shops

  Two Heads Beer Co — trading as The Beer Boutique and We Brought Beer — has taken to crowdfunding with a plan to open four new stores. Across six sites currently, the business sells more than 800 different beers, hosts numerous events and celebrates beer, helping...

Like-for-like sales rise at Wetherspoon

Like-for-like sales at JD Wetherspoon increased by 3.5% during the 13 weeks to April 29, the company reports today, with total sales up by 2.8%. Year-to-date like-for-like sales have increased by 5.2% and total sales are up by 3.8%. The third quarter last year...

WooHa crowdfunding to boost export sales

  Scottish brewer WooHa is targeting £125,000 of investment on Crowdcube to boost its growth with a new bottling line, and increase sales in the US. Although its is stocked by UK retailers, such as Asda and Ocado, and pub chains including Wetherspoon and Stonegate, it...
BrewDog appoints chief financial officer

BrewDog appoints chief financial officer

BrewDog has appointed Jason Marshall — who has been with Coca Cola for 20 years — to the newly-created role of chief financial officer. At Coca-Cola European Partners, he was a key member of the finance leadership team, leaving as vice-president finance for supply...

Lawyer’s warning to trade over minimum pricing

Alcoholic drink manufacturers and retailers are being warned that they risk breaching competition rules as they scramble to reposition their brands in the wake of Scotland’s new minimum unit pricing policy. Michael Dean, a partner in the competition and antitrust team...