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Brew Club launches brew your own beer packages aimed at corporate companies

When it comes to corporate entertainment, Brew Club, a different and new kind of brewery, has come up with the ultimate solution – brewing your own beer in the heart of East London. Over the decades everything from wine tasting to days at the spa, have proven great options for client entertainment. However, in the

Brewdog to embraces veganism with Vegan Trademark

Fish guts in your drink, anyone?  Not for BrewDog, which has become the latest brewery to embrace veganism by registering 23 of its beers, including flagship brews Punk IPA and Five AM Red, with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark. BrewDog is one of a growing number of breweries to reject the use of isinglass, the

Rascal London Porter’s 5 Steps to Success in Crowded Sector

Craft beer brand Rascal London Porter, which celebrates its first birthday this month, is making a big splash with beer lovers and the trade. And the best bit? With little marketing and facing a crowded sector, the cheeky Rascal is succeeding against the odds. Winner of an award before it was officially launched, critics’ favourite,

Rebel Brewing Co’s award at Falmouth Beer Festival

As Falmouth’s hangovers after its annual ale festival, one brewery are still rising high after their third win in as many years. Penryn’s Rebel Brewing Co celebrated this week as their brewery scooped another Supreme Champion Beer award from CAMRA Kernow at the Falmouth Beer Festival. Out of over 200 beers exhibited at the festival,

Rebel Brewing Company’s first beer membership club in Cornwall

Lying within the humble industrial estate at Kernick, Penryn’s own Rebel Brewing Co have announced their member’s club. The Rebel Club has been set upon the Crowdfunder platform, and seeks to give fans merchandise and bargains on their award winning beers, through an annual membership. Additionally, the brewery will be organising special Member’s Only events

Awarding winning Two Cocks beers from Berkshire microbrewery

North Bar & Kitchen on Hinckley Road has become the county’s exclusive stockist of Two Cocks – a range of glamorous beers from a Berkshire microbrewery. The beers produced by Two Cocks have won 9 awards in the two years since their launch, and has gained plaudits from none other than Raymond Blanc OBE. Served

Nicholson’s pubs UK beer festival showcasing cask ales and speciality beers

Until 10th May Nicholson’s pubs across the nation will play host to a beer festival, showcasing the very best in cask ales and speciality beers. With an unrivalled selection of 14 Golden Ales to match the increasingly golden days of summer, the Nicholson’s Beer Festival will offer something for everyone – whether you’re an IPA

Brew New England Micro-brewery Tour

Frontier America‘s new programme of holidays to the USA includes the enticingly titled Brew New England. Guests will quench their thirst and sate their appetite on tastings tours of New England’s micro-breweries and visits to venues serving favourite local fare. For more information, click here.

Belgium brewed Snuffle Dog Beer comes to the UK

  Too many products on the market these days are never-really-needed attempts to open the wallets of hard-nosed investors and consumers. What about banana holders to protect your mid-morning snack from the terrors of a handbag? Of course! Transparent toasters so you can watch one of man’s finest technological achievements throughout the burning process? Where

Last Month To Enter Beer Writing Awards

Beer writers, broadcasters and bloggers, take note! Entries to this year’s British Guild of Beer Writers’ Awards close exactly one month today on Friday, 5th September. Don’t miss out on your chance to win one of our eight category awards and a share of the £9,500 prize fund. The competition is open to writers, broadcasters,

Angling Ale makes perfect Father’s Day Gift

If your father is one of the millions of anglers who make fishing the biggest participation sport in the world, he may appreciate a gift that is perfect for a lazy afternoon on the lake. Brewed by award-winning Yorkshire microbrewery, Wold Top Brewery, and available from 84 Waitrose stores nationwide, Angler’s Reward (4% ABV) is

Raise a Glass at BeerX with Beatson Clark

Beatson Clark, the leading glass manufacturer, is going to be showing off its wide range of bottles and hosting an open discussion to brewers about the different design services the company offers in March at BeerX. BeerX is an annual brewing conference hosted by the Society of Independent Brewers and is planned to take place

Old Jamaica Ginger Beer has a special Christmas twist

Ginger Beer is already pretty festive without adding anything to the brew, but Old Jamaica is taking it a step forward with the introduction of their limited edition flavor Spiced Berry and Gold Spice from the Winter Twists range. A nice Old Jamaica Ginger Bear with a Spice Berry Twist is the perfect way to

New fish and chip venture launched by Castle Pub and Castle Rock Brewery

The Castle Pub in Nottingham is about to transform itself and become the premier fish and chip venue in the city through its new partnership with the Castle Rock Brewery. Those who visit this iconic pub, which stands right opposite Notttingham Castle, can now place an order at their brand new fish and chip bar

Beatson Clark to produce bespoke bottle for New York’s Brooklyn Brewery

Beatson Clark, the UK’s leading glass manufacturer, has announced that they are joining the US craft beer revolution and are producing a bespoke premium grade bottle for New York’s multi award winning Brooklyn Brewery. The family of Big Bottles belonging to the Brooklyn Brewery include Locals 1 and 2 and Sorachi Ace and are special

Truman’s Brewery Back in London

After a gap of nearly 24 years, Truman’s Brewery is returning to London with the opening of a new brewery in September. The name Truman has been associated with the history of East London for the last 350 years. This time, an investment of over £1 million has been made to refurbish the name and

Appetite Nunhead offers a tasty treat for all

If you want to give your senses a real treat then you want to be in Nunhead in SE London between 20th Sepember-6th October for  Appetite Nunhead. This effectively serves you the opportunity to feast with family and friends as well as explore the collective culinary diversity on offer in this area. Highlights of the

The new Bluffer’s Guide to Beer is out now

The days of mixing up your gruit with your grist, your yeast and your wort and your firkin with your butt are over, and you can now bask in admiration from those in the pub when you discuss beer eloquently and knowledgeably. You will have the confidence to extend on the provenance of whatever you

First date set for the monthly boycott of draught beer in ‘tied’ pubs

It is a little known fact outside of the trade that those pubs tied to chains and breweries can pay up to 66% more for a keg of beer than those who are independent or free of ties, and it is these pubs who have been called upon to join a boycott of draught beers

The publics perception of British beer is challenged by the Craft Beer Social Club

British beer is not taken seriously, and compared to Germany and Belgium, the treatment of our rich beer heritage is laughable. With the sole aim being to contest the negative perceptions that exist against British beer a brand new craft beer festival, entitled Beer Mutiny has been launched. Organised by The Craft Beer Social Club,

Pub closures still on the increase

It was recently revealed that the number of pubs closing in the UK has risen to 26 a week, but campaigners are hoping that the industry is going to see its fortunes improve very soon. CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has said that there has been an increase in the number of pubs closing

Beer sales in the UK fall dramatically in the first quarter of 2013

UK beer sales fell by about 50 million pints over the first three months of 2013 when compared to the same period of time in 2012. The news comes along with the release of new figures from the BBPA (British Beer & Pub Association). The association stated that there are several reasons why beer might

UK independent breweries succeed in bucking the industry trend

Local independent brewers have managed to adapt to the downturn of consumers and as a result unveiled a rise, not only in employment numbers, but also in the sales as well. The drinks industry was glad to receive this news considering that even though 16 pubs close down every week, locally brewed beer is enjoying

The Campaign for Real Ale release their latest guide

The recession has fuelled up the rise in the number of breweries opening in Britain as many unemployed individuals, wine lovers and enthusiastic businessmen have started to see brewing as their profitable business venture. Britain is now drenched with boutique beers, royal-styled ales and classic wines. The Campaign for Real Ale’s research shows that there

Scottish breweries given grants by government to expand

Two local Scottish breweries have been awarded a total of £2.4m in grant money from the Government that will be used to help them move the production of their beers to Scotland helping to create more local jobs. BrewDog will receive £551,000 in order to move its combine its current productions in Belgium and England

Nostalgia in a glass with Hoopers alcoholic beverages

In a move which capitalises on the current trend for all things glass, Global Brands have revived their ready to drink brand for adults Hoopers. This is a range of three alcoholic beverages which are quintessentially British and are made without any artificial colours or flavourings. Aimed at the 25-45 market, the flavours are Ginger

BeerHawk wants to spread the word about online world beer sales

A new online beer seller is looking at how they can revolution the craft beer market within the UK. Mark Roberts and Chris France who previously were a part of Proctor & Gamble and Laithwaites Wine have now launched their own website titled www.BeerHawk.co.uk that is run from Harrogate in North Yorkshire. The aim o