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
Farr Brew in Hertfordshire has launched a special beer to celebrate the life of Joe "Chief" Paul, a great supporter of charities and community groups, who died tragically young. 10% of the price of a pint of Chief Jester will go to the Rennie Hospice. The beer was launched at the Olde Fighting Cocks in St Albans, Britain's oldest pub, and is available at other pubs in the county. Pictured at Matt Elvidge (left) and Nick Farr from the brewery with Ros Lee of the Rennie Hospice
Added: Friday, May 12th 2017
Brewers celebrated at London's Guildhall as they picked up Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in the International Beer & Cider championship. Pictured are some of the brewers with their trophies. 125 breweries from 21 countries entered the competition, held in Burton-on-Trent, and judges tasted more than 1,000 beers and ciders.
Added: Thursday, April 27th 2017
The fourth and biggest Beer Kitchen run by Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has opened Glasgow's West End and features "tank fresh" beer from its own micro-brewery along with pastel portraits of such celebrities as Peter Capaldi (left), Sean Connery and Adel by local artist Lynn Howarth. There are 17 taps for cask and keg beers and one beer has been aged in Auchentoshan whisky casks.
Added: Sunday, April 23rd 2017