Beer Day Britain is back for the second year running on 15 June. Organised by Jane Peyton, 15 June will see a national celebration of our national drink. There will be special events staged in pubs and breweries as drinkers are encouraged to raise a glass to good old British beer. Jane has even penned an Anthem to Beer that she invites all beer lovers to sing on the day
Added: Saturday, May 21st 2016
The new "safe drinking"guidelines of 14 units per week for both men and women are not only bad science but have no scientific validity at all, says Paul Chase, who has studied alcohol policies for many years. The Chief Medical Officer only listened to bodies with a long track record of opposition to alcohol, including the temperance movement, and ignored evidence that moderate consumption can be beneficial
Added: Tuesday, May 17th 2016
India Pale Ale stole the show at the World Beer Cup in Philadelphia, with 275 entries for American-style IPAs and 181 for Imperial IPAs. In awards to breweries, the mid-size category was won by Brewery Ommegang in Coopers Town, New York State (pictured), which specialises in Belgian-style beers. There were more than 6,600 beers entered from 1,907 breweries in 55 countries
Added: Saturday, May 7th 2016
Beers that disappeared as long as a century ago in Manchester will be revived by micro-breweries using old recipes from JW Lees and Heginbotham's breweries. The beers will be available during Manchester Beer Week, 10-19 June, and they have been restored with the help of historian Ron Pattinson. The beer week coincides with the charity event Forever Manchester that will have a special pale ale, Ten Boroughs, brewed to help the cause
Added: Friday, May 6th 2016
Restaurants will attract more customers if they serve beer with food, according to the Society of Independent Brewers that speaks for Britain's independent producers. SIBA says one in three people would visit restaurants more often if they served good beer. The organisation is seeking meetings with top restaurateurs to discuss the vast range of beer styles now available in Britain.
Added: Wednesday, April 20th 2016
Naked Ladies, a golden ale brewed by Twickenham Brewery in London, has seen off stiff competition to win a listing in all Majestic Wine stores for its Naked Ladies. The beer was inspired by statues of water nymphs in a local park. The brewery, founded in 2004, was the first new brewery in the area since the 1920s
Added: Wednesday, April 13th 2016
Michael Hardman, one of the founders of the Campaign for Real Ale in the 1970s, has returned to the fray to chair CAMRA's Revitalisation Project that will ask its 180,000 members whether it should remain focused on cask beer or become more inclusive by becoming a consumer movement that represent all beer drinkers.
Added: Thursday, March 31st 2016