Fuller’s acquires Dark Star Brewing

Fuller’s acquires Dark Star Brewing

Fuller’s has announced the acquisition of Sussex-based Dark Star Brewing, taking a 100% stake in the business. The London brewer says the deal will give Dark Star access to the funds it needs to invest in new markets and increase sales of beers such as Hophead,...
Wadworth 6X Gold shortlisted for FreeFrom award

Wadworth 6X Gold shortlisted for FreeFrom award

Wadworth’s gluten free beer, 6X Gold, has been shortlisted in the Down the Pub and the Bar category in this year’s FreeFrom Food Awards. The beer has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2016. It has since been added to Wadworth’s core range, due to its...
BrewDog to open ‘beer Nirvana’ hotel next to brewery

BrewDog to open ‘beer Nirvana’ hotel next to brewery

BrewDog has announced plans to build the world’s first craft beer hotel, and will launch an immersive craft beer hotel and brewery expansion, at the brewery’s headquarters in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The DogHouse, as the hotel will be called, is scheduled to welcome...
Scottish Beer Awards return for third year

Scottish Beer Awards return for third year

The Scottish Beer Awards have launched for the third year, promising to continue to work hard with breweries to promote the growing range of high-quality Scottish beers available. In 2017, 36 breweries and 266 beers entered the competition, with the top award of the...
New owners for Shropshire’s Wood Brewery

New owners for Shropshire’s Wood Brewery

Edward Wood (centre) hands over the reins of the brewery to new owners Stephen O’Neill (left) and Patrick McGuckian   The Wood Brewery, started by the real-ale-loving Wood family in 1980 in Wistanstow, south Shropshire, has been acquired by Yarrawaddie Brands. The...
Graff will ‘change the world of cider forever’

Graff will ‘change the world of cider forever’

Hawkes of London aims to change the world of cider forever this week, launching Graff, the UK’s first co-fermented hybrid of beer and cider to be made by cider makers. When it comes to cider, Hawkes feels it is high time to stop playing by the rules that leaves cider...
Woodforde’s to sponsor Jimmy’s Festival 2018

Woodforde’s to sponsor Jimmy’s Festival 2018

Norfolk’s Woodforde’s brewery has announced it is to sponsor Jimmy’s Festival, Jimmy Doherty’s annual celebration of music and food held, to be held on July 21 and 22. A well-known television personality and farmer, Jimmy holds this popular event each year...
Key roles for Nigel Barden and Pete Brown at BeerX

Key roles for Nigel Barden and Pete Brown at BeerX

Nigel Barden (left) and Pete Brown   The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has announced key roles for BBC Radio 2 personality Nigel Barden and beer writer Pete Brown at its BeerX event in Liverpool on March 14 and 15. Nigel will host the Independent Beer Awards,...