Wetherspoon adopts SIBA beer quality standard

J D Wetherspoon has introduced a new minimum quality control standard for all of its cask ale across the UK. The Food Safety and Quality Standard is administered by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), the trade association for independent craft brewers in the...
Preview: Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

Preview: Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns on May 24 and 25, at The Biscuit Factory, with some of Edinburgh’s leading restaurants taking part, too. Chef Stuart Ralston, from Aizle, will be creating a menu in miniature. Joining Aizle will be Harajuku Kitchen, a Japanese...
Little Creatures to open UK taproom and microbrewery

Little Creatures to open UK taproom and microbrewery

Western Australian brewery, Little Creatures, has announced it is enhancing its presence in the UK market by opening a 557 square metre site in King’s Cross, London. It will feature a new taproom, restaurant, and its very own six-hectolitre microbrewery. The venue...

Badger summer seasonal will create a buzz

Badger Beer is announcing the return of its popular seasonal ale for the summer, Brewer’s Bee. Brewer’s Bee is a classic golden tawny brew containing real honey, whichcomes through in the floral aroma. The beer has light hop notes and a biscuity backdrop, with an ABV...
Pellicle magazine celebrates our love of food and drink

Pellicle magazine celebrates our love of food and drink

Pellicle, a new magazine dedicated to food and drink, celebrated the launch of its website on May 1. The publication is the creation of brewer and wine enthusiast, Jonny Hamilton, and award-winning beer writer and photographer, Matthew Curtis. Pellicle aims to explore...
Major trophy for Purity Brewing’s Longhorn IPA

Major trophy for Purity Brewing’s Longhorn IPA

Purity Brewing Co is toasting international success again, picking up a trophy at this year’s International Brewing Awards luncheon, held at the Guildhall in London. Director of brewing, Flo Vialan, attended the ceremony expecting to collect a gold medal for Longhorn...
Beavertown tap takeover at Tate Modern

Beavertown tap takeover at Tate Modern

Beavertown Brewery will be at Tate Modern’s Terrace Bar on May 16 for a tap takeover, including its collaboration with Hitachino Nest Brew, Earl Grey IPA. Guests will have the chance to taste a range of Beavertown’s craft beers, such as We Can Do It white IPA...
Docks Beer and Brew York launch Controlled Explosion

Docks Beer and Brew York launch Controlled Explosion

Grimsby’s Docks Beers has teamed up with Brew York to launch its first ever collaboration beer, Controlled Explosion. The beer will be unveiled today (Friday) at a special event in the King Edward Street taproom. Mike Richards, director and head brewer at Docks Beers,...

Real Ale Ltd celebrates 14th anniversary this month

This month, Real Ale is celebrating 14 years since opening its first shop on Richmond Road, East Twickenham. Over the 14 years as an independent London retailer, Real Ale has built a strong dedicated customer base, won Retailer of the Year 2015, and expanded over two...

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