St Andrews Brewing Co has ambitious growth plans

St Andrews Brewing Co has ambitious growth plans

St Andrews Brewing Company has taken to crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, seeking £400,000 to move its development on to the next stage. In its pitch, the company says: “Our vision is to establish our brand worldwide as a creator of brilliant beers and the...
Heineken launches Now You Can campaign for 0.0 brand

Heineken launches Now You Can campaign for 0.0 brand

Heineken has launched the biggest ever campaign for an alcohol-free beer in the UK, promoting its 0.0 brand. The integrated ‘Now You Can’ campaign includes a £6 million investment in TV commercials, cinema, digital and social, as well as on- and off-trade promotions,...
The Head of Steam to host Birmingham Beer Week events

The Head of Steam to host Birmingham Beer Week events

Getting ready: the team at the Head of Steam, Birmingham   One of the city’s newest bars is helping to kick off Birmingham Beer Week with a special launch night and a whole host of beer related events and activities. The Head of Steam, which opened its doors on...

XT prepares line-up for GBBF

XT Brewing says it will be keen to prove that British brewers can easily match the competition from overseas when it has a stand at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) next month. It says its bar will be an opportunity to showcase the core range of XT and Animal...
Fundraising Craft Half run is returning in September

Fundraising Craft Half run is returning in September

After a successful inaugural event in February this year, The Craft Half will be taking place in Lee Valley Regional Park, Enfiled, on September 2. The Craft Half is the perfect half-marathon for beer lovers — runners will be rewarded with half-pints of craft beer at...
BrewDog to host ‘pawties’ for dogs in its bars

BrewDog to host ‘pawties’ for dogs in its bars

BrewDog has announced the launch of Dog Pawties, a party service for four-legged friends. Owners can put on a do at any of BrewDog’s 36 bars in the UK, and 19 in Europe, USA and Japan. The bar will provide dog-sized party hats, dog-friendly cake, and specially-brewed...
‘Exceptional’ World Cup trading for Liberation Group

‘Exceptional’ World Cup trading for Liberation Group

Liberation Group, the West Country and Channel Island pub company has announced “exceptional trading” across all channels over the past ten weeks. Like-for-like sales at its 44 managed pubs in the West Country, Jersey and Guernsey have leapt to 8% as they...
The Grange is looking for Cardiff’s best home brewers

The Grange is looking for Cardiff’s best home brewers

The Grange — a community pub in Grangetown, Cardiff — is looking for the best home brewers from across the city to enter its first Amateur Beer Festival. Whether entrants are already brewing at home or are complete novices, their brews will be put to the taste test...

Beer Adventures app offers free tours

The team behind the Beer Adventures App is now offering all of its 150 beer and brewery tours, in 85 cities around the world, free of charge. The app offers beer and food lovers an interactive way to explore the beer scene in major cities and travel destinations. Beer...
Preview: London Craft Beer Festival

Preview: London Craft Beer Festival

The London Craft Beer Festival — to be held at Tobacco Dock E1 — from August 3-5 will see 70 of the best breweries from around the world represented under one roof. Visitors will be able to sample special brews from exhibitors, including UK favourite Cloudwater,...
Crowdfunding a new book on craft beer

Crowdfunding a new book on craft beer

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to support the cost of publishing a book on the craft beer movement. Brand Crafted, by David Colley, with photography by Gavin Joynt, is due to be published this autumn. It will be limited to 1,500 copies, with 204 pages,...
Sara Barton is Parliamentarians’ brewer of the year

Sara Barton is Parliamentarians’ brewer of the year

Candice Brown challenges (left to right) Andrew Griffiths MP, Lord Philip Smith and Stonegate chairman Ian Payne to a Parliamentary ‘whisk off’   Sara Barton, of Brewster’s Brewery, has been named brewer of the year by the All-Party Parliamentary...