Community brewery UBREW in south London, where home-brewers can design and make their own beers, is now launching its own range of commercial beer with a five-barrel kit. UBREW opened with crowd funding backing in 2015, the brainchild of keen home-brewers Matt Denham and Wilf Horsfall. Their first beers are in bottle format but may be followed by cans and draught.
Added: Thursday, October 27th 2016
National brewer Marston's has invested in Hayle Farm in Kent to expand production of Sovereign hops. Hops have been grown at the farm for some 400 years and land used to graze sheep has been cleared to grow 30 rows of new hops. Sovereign is used in a number of Marston's beers as a bittering hop and will also be used for trial brews
Added: Monday, October 24th 2016
Audit Ale was once consumed in vast quantities at college feasts in Oxford and Cambridge to mark the annual settlement of rents from college land and farms. The style has been revived by Lacons and Westerham breweries and now Titanic and White Horse breweries have collaborated to brew a version of Audit ale that will be aged until next April
Added: Tuesday, October 18th 2016
Pictured are BrewDog founders James Watt and Martin Dickie, both now known as Elvis. They changed their first names when the Elvis Presley Estate in the U.S. threatened legal action when BrewDog launched a beer called Elvis Juice, an IPA infused with oranges and grapefruit. BrewDog is building a brewery in the U.S. and the two new Elvises are keen to make their mark there with Elvis Juice.
Added: Friday, October 7th 2016
Nicholsons 80 pubs are staging Beer Showcase until mid-October, with 139 beers from many cask and craft breweries throughout the country offering their beers. They will be backed by a number of celebrities, including Tony Hadley and Al Murray, the Pub Landlord, while brewers will give talks about the brewing process
Added: Friday, September 23rd 2016
The 2017 Cask Report, edited by Sophie Atherton, says more and more consumers are switching to real ale and are demanding greater information about how beer is brewed and the ingredients used. They also want tasting notes displayed in pubs so they can help choose the beers they prefer. To help consumers, Cask Marque, publisher of the Cask Report, is launching the Cask Finder app to give more information to drinkers
Added: Wednesday, September 21st 2016
The legendary barley wine Thomas Hardy's Ale, which disappeared when first Eldridge Pope's brewery closed and then O'Hanlon's brewery dropped the beer, has been restored...in Italy. Sandro and Michele Vecchiato of Interbrau bought the brand and it's now brewed for them by Meantime in London. It was launched in Milan but Interbrau plan to make it available in both the UK and the U.S.
Added: Sunday, September 18th 2016
Bankers and lawyers will pocket $1.94 billion in fees and taxes from the merger between the world's top two brewers, AB InBev and SABMiller. But some 5,500 jobs will be axed as AB sets out to recoup the £79 billion it has cost to buy out its rival. It will also have to divest of such brands as Grolsch, Peroni and Pilsner Urquell and has sold Meantime of London to Japanese brewer Asahi.
Added: Sunday, August 28th 2016
An evening of fine vegetarian food at Salon in Brixton was highlighted by beers supplied by the Brewers Association from the United States. The organisation takes beer-and-food matching sufficiently seriously to employ a resident chef, Adam Dulye. Five courses were matched with beers ranging from saison to gose, IPA, Alt and Old Ale
Added: Saturday, August 13th 2016