SIBA -- the Society of Independent Brewers -- calls for greater clarity of who owns breweries and beers. It says beer drinkers should know whether a beer is brewed by an independent brewery or by a global producer. It will showcase independent beers at this year's Great British Beer Festival, run by CAMRA. Pictured: Jasper Cuppaidge of Camden Town Brewery, now owned by AB InBev.
Added: Monday, July 10th 2017
Rock legend Bruce Dickinson, lead singer with Iron Maiden, has teamed up again with Robinson's brewery in Stockport to launch a new beer, Hallowed, a Belgian-style beer that uses a Belgian yeast culture to give the beer an authentic character. The beer follows the world-wide success of Trooper that has filled Robinson's new brewhouse to bursting point
Added: Monday, July 10th 2017
The Brewers Association in the United States has launched a seal of approval scheme for American craft brewers to help them and consumers understand the difference between independent craft beer and the beverages made by global brewers. The BA says its important to let consumers know which beers are genuinely independent at a time when "Big Beer" is buying small breweries
Added: Wednesday, June 28th 2017
Students at Heriot-Watt University's Brewing and Distilling course in Edinburgh have recreated a 19th-century beer style, California Common, in collaboration with Stewart Brewing at Loanhead. The beer is based on the style known as Steam Beer, made with lager yeast but fermented at an ale temperature. The best-known example of the style is Anchor Brewery's Steam Beer: as that is a trademark, other brewers have to use the term California Common
Added: Monday, June 26th 2017
A unique collaboration between brewers throughout Britain have joined forces to brew The Great Together Pale Ale that will be on sale over the weekend of 16-18 June to mark The Great Together that will celebrate the life of Jo Cox, who was murdered a year ago. 15 brewers have joined forces under the direction of Adnams' head brewer Fergus Fitzgerald, using English malt and hops. Profits from the sale of the beer will go to the Jo Cox Foundation.
Added: Tuesday, June 6th 2017
Greene King, who are the official suppliers of beer to England Cricket, have teamed up with the Barmy Army, the globe-trotting supporters of the England team, to launch a special beer for the season that includes Test matches against the West Indies and South Africa. The 3.7% Barmy Army IPA will be available in cask and bottle until September.
Added: Sunday, June 4th 2017
Beer sommelier Jane Peyton is leading the crusade to celebrate our national drink with the 2017 version of Beer Day Britain on 15 June. This year the event will extend over the weekend with breweries and pubs taking part. Sambrook's in Battersea will stage a beer party while special brews will be launched by Brewster's and Thornbridge
Added: Thursday, June 1st 2017
Moor Beer in Bristol is celebrating the first anniversary of its PMA -- Pale Modern Ale -- that supports the battle against cancer. Head brewer and founder Justin Hawke (pictured) designed the beer following a meeting with Hard Core Hits Cancer and now donations from sales of the beer -- totaling more than £4,000 -- have been made to Penny Brohn, Macmillan and Cancer Research UK.
Added: Tuesday, May 30th 2017
A special beer using a malting variety and hops both consigned to the grave many years ago have been resurrected by Norfolk brewers Martin Warren (left) from Poppyland Brewery and David Holliday of Norfolk Brewhouse. Working with Crisp Malt and Charles Faram, the major hop merchant, the brewers have made two versions of a beer using Chevallier malt and Ernest hops. The beers will be showcased at Norwich City of Ale from 25 May
Added: Saturday, May 20th 2017
Norwich's great beer bonanza, City of Ale, returns at the end of May for another great celebration of beer and brewing in Norfolk and its capital city. The brainchild of Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter, City of Ale is more than a beer festival but is a rolling programme of events in pubs and breweries, with talks and tastings by local brewers and beer writers, including Adrian Tierney-Jones and Roger Protz
Added: Wednesday, May 17th 2017