Freestar offering mentoring to young job-seekers

Alcohol-free, sustainable beer brand Freestar has launched a free mentoring hotline to help support young job-seekers. Those who sign up are partnered with an industry expert from leading brands, such as Propercorn, Tesla UK, the BBC, and Deloitte. Chris Watt,...

Clarity sought in low- and no-alcohol drinks market

Manchester-based Drynks Unlimited has launched a national campaign calling for more transparency in the alcohol-free and low-alcohol drinks market. It says that while UK government guidelines currently state that in order to be classified as alcohol-free a beverage...

Loch Lomond is named Scottish brewery of the year

Loch Lomond Brewery has been named brewery of the year at the Scottish Beer Awards, held virtually this year, of course. On screen: Des Clarke presents the Scottish Beer Awards The award process involved judging 35 breweries and 314 beers, all made in Scotland, which...

Cotswold’s Pub in a Box to help hospitality charity

With the theme of the year being a home lock-in, Bourton-on-the Water-based Cotswold Brew Co has launched its own Pub in a Box. Designed in the style of a quintessential Cotswold pub, it contains ten beers from the lager brewery’s range, including glassware and other...

Toast Ale launches major food campaign ahead of COP26

Toast Ale has launched Rise Up, a campaign to raise awareness of our broken food system, and galvanise action to fix it for people and the planet. Food production is the biggest impact humans have on the planet, yet a third of all food is wasted — that’s about...

It’s beer-hind you! Brewgooder stages fundraising panto

Brewgooder, known for donating its profits to clean water projects, has launched a panto-themed selection box of four beers to raise money to support actors and theatre workers struggling over the festive period. Each limited-edition Panto In a Box selection pack will...

Pete Brown highlights the importance of design in brewing

A new book by Pete Brown argues that the ‘art of beer’ is just as important as taste, as brewers work harder than ever before to get noticed in an increasingly competitive market.  With more than 2,500 breweries in the UK, the choice for consumers can be...

New tier system: more financial help is essential

The vast proportion of England will be in tiers 2 and 3 when lockdown ends next week, with just Cornwall, Scilly, and the Isle of Wight in tier 1. The full listing of areas and their tiers can be seen here. The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) said the news for pubs was...

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