The brainchild of Steve Hindy (picured), co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery in New York City, a major debate will take place on Wednesday 29 April at Beavertown Brewery in North London. Featured speakers include Roger Protz, John Holl, editor of All About Beer, Jasper Cuppaidge of Camden Town Brewery and Logan Plant of Beavertown
Added: Thursday, April 23rd 2015
The Campaign for Real Ale's annual conference this weekend won't debate sexism in the brewing industry. Beer writer Melissa Cole argues CAMRA is dodging the issue and urges all organisers of beer festivals and other consumer events to say "No" to the likes of Top Totty
Added: Wednesday, April 15th 2015
Draught Burton Ale is back -- and it was the great talking point of the Burton beer festival. Three CAMRA members from Derby (left to right) Les Baynton, Dave Evans and John Arguile, encouraged Burton Bridge Brewery to produce a few batches of the beer for the festival but now 16 pubs in Burton and Derby are taking it. The big question is: will Carlsberg agree to hand over the brand name and trademarks so it can be a regular Burton brew again?
Added: Sunday, March 29th 2015
Cask Matters, supported by brewers, pub companies and consumer groups, has launched an e-learning scheme to train bar staff in best practice for storing and serving cask beer. The programme is based on a series of short films (clip shown here) that covers all aspects of cellar and bar work.
Added: Wednesday, March 25th 2015
Crisp Malting Group has used British Science Week to take the art of growing grain and turning barley into malt to school children. Young students at Portgordon Primary School in Moray, Scotland, were taken on the journey that leads from barley field to maltings by Richard Lake and Rebecca Gee of Crisps -- and the children were given malted bread at the end of the lessons as a treat.
Added: Tuesday, March 24th 2015
The 2015 vintage of the limited edition Duvel Tripel Hop features a new American variety, Equinox, that comes from the same Pacific North-west hop farms that created Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe. Duvel Tripel Hop is a stronger version of the famous Belgian golden ale and has become an annual treat as a result of beer lovers lobbying the Duvel-Moortgat brewery
Added: Saturday, March 21st 2015
Oddbins has launched a beer-only store in Blackheath, south London, that will stock 300 craft beers, mainly drawn from Britain. Ayo Akintola, managing director of the Oddbins' chain, says Britain is enjoying a "golden ale" of craft brewing and sales of beer in his stores have risen by 37% over the past 12 months. Four of the beers on sale are Oddbins' onw-label brands, produced by leading British brewers
Added: Tuesday, March 10th 2015
SIBA -- the Society of Independent Brewers -- which represents 800 local and craft brewers, has launched an election manifesto with an appeal to parliamentary candidates to back local breweries and community pubs and to lobby the government to maintain and extend Small Breweries' Relief that enables independent producers to pay lower rates of excise duty than national and global giants. Pictured: Mike Benner, SIBA managing director
Added: Monday, March 9th 2015