Preview: Heist Bank Beer Festival

Heist Bank, London, is to stage its first beer festival on October 14 and 15, a weekend of keg and cask beer drinking at its Paddington bar. Fourpure, Beavertown, Thornbridge and Wild Beer Co will be the breweries headlining the weekend and launching special seasonal...

Preview: Scottish Beer Awards ceremony

More than 300 representatives from Scotland’s booming brewing sector have booked to attend the second annual Scottish Beer Awards ceremony, sponsored by ALDI, which takes place in ten days’ time. Thirty-six breweries and 146 beers, all brewed in Scotland, have been...

Saltaire doubles brewing capacity

West Yorkshire-based Saltaire Brewery has invested more than £1 million in a new brew kit, which has doubled brewing capacity to more than 100,000 pints per week. The investment follows continued and growing demand for Saltaire beer, particularly from ASDA, Morrisons,...

Real Ale Ltd helps M&S develop range

Twickenham-based craft beer retailer Real Ale Ltd has been working with M&S again, sourcing two interesting drinks to add to the superstore’s range. There are a new single-varietal cider, produced from dessert apples, by Kentish Pip (Kent), and an Oatmeal...

IMBC app available to download

The Indy Man Beer Con (IMBC) app has gone live and is ready to download from the App Store and at Google Play. You’ll need the app for the online beer list for IMBC. Expect that to drop next Wednesday (September 27) for the Thursday starting session. The beer list...

Massive beach clean after busy summer

More than 80 volunteers from BeachCare, the National Trust, Polzeath Marine Community Group and Sharp’s Brewery took part in a massive clean-up of Polzeath beach and the surrounding area, after a busy summer. Braving the strong winds, people of all ages utilised...

Student’s research addresses yeast behaviour

The first student to receive funding under a new partnership between the University of Nottingham and Molson Coors has undertaken a research project. Valerio Delbon (pictured) is studying for an MSc in brewing science and practice and has been working with Molson...

Register your Cask Ale Week event

Pubs, breweries and pubcos are being urged to hurry up and put their Cask Ale Week activities and promotions on to the consumer website. To gain more traction, Cask Ale Week has teamed up with Heineken-owned consumer website useyourlocal.com Paul Nunny, who leads the...

Britain exports one billion pints of beer

x New figures from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) show one billion pints of British beer were shipped around the world last year, bringing a £600 million boost to the UK economy. Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the British Beer...

Pubs ready for tougher times ahead

Pub operator J D Wetherspoon has posted an impressive 28% rise in profit (before deductions), with like-for-like sales up 4% over the past year. But it is getting ready for tougher times ahead, with the hospitality industry fearing that customers will start to rein in...

CAMRA reveals pub of the year finalists

The Campaign for Real Ale has named its top 16 pubs in the country as part of the nationwide search for the organisation’s national pub of the year. The contenders range from micropubs to street-corner locals and community-run pubs. Aside from serving beer, many...