Preview: Manchester Beer and Cider Festival

Organised by the nine Greater Manchester branches of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival is taking place at Manchester Central from January 25-27, with the promise of rare treats alongside old favourites in the 750-drink line-up....
Manchester Beer Festival to host sexism debate

Manchester Beer Festival to host sexism debate

Sexism in the beer industry will be the hot topic when a debate is staged during the trade day of the Manchester Beer Festival (January 24). “Sexism is bad for business. What are we going to do about it?” aims to address the ongoing issues and challenges of sexism in...
Hogs Back to feature on BBC farming show

Hogs Back to feature on BBC farming show

Hogs back managing director, Rupert Thompson, in the brewery’s hop garden   Having reached a new audience with an appearance on Countryfile a couple of years back, Hogs Back Brewery will be back in the TV limelight on Thursday, January 18, in an episode of BBC...
Preview: Manchester Beer Week 2018

Preview: Manchester Beer Week 2018

Manchester’s only city-wide beer festival returns this summer, promising a packed ten-day calendar of events designed to celebrate the best of beer and pub culture. Now entering its third year, Manchester Beer Week will run from Friday, June 29, until Sunday, July 8,...
Beer for That campaign to tackle duty issue

Beer for That campaign to tackle duty issue

The industry-funded There’s a Beer for That campaign is to be re-purposed as a vehicle to raise awareness of the problem of excessive beer duty. There are fears that, unless action is taken now, year-on-year increases could make the traditional beer with family...

BBPA welcomes royal wedding hours consultation

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has welcomed the government’s decision to consult on extended pub hours for the royal wedding, on Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, until 1am the following morning. The BBPA had written to the Home Office requesting the...

KO IPA – best drunk within four days

Drink fresh, we are constantly told with modern, hop-forward IPAs — within six months, say, or the hop ‘punch’ starts to die down. Well, now craft beer distributor EeBriaTrade and Odyssey Brew Co have teamed up to exclusively offer the shortest dated beer...
New dimension to home brewing

New dimension to home brewing

While a garden shed manufacturer working with a brewery seems like an unlikely collaboration, that’s exactly what’s happened in Leeds where Tiger Sheds and Northern Monk Brew Co have unveiled The Brewery Shed. The Brewery Shed features the latest in brewing...
Bad debts and distribution costs hit Arran

Bad debts and distribution costs hit Arran

New figures show that Arran Brewery recorded a sales increase of 36% to  £1,368,657 in 2016, although bad debts and distribution costs meant the company recorded a trading loss of £108,162 for the period. Sales were actually up 45% on the previous period, but as the...
SIBA announces Business Awards deadline

SIBA announces Business Awards deadline

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has announced that the deadline for entries to its 2018 Business Awards — to be presented during its BeerX event in Liverpool in March — will be January 31. The awards recognised excellence in the brewing industry across a...