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
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
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
Vanilla Stout brewed by Bingham's Brewery in Berkshire won the prestigious Champion Beer of Britain award at the Great British Beer Festival on 9 August. It's the first time in the history of the competition that a "Speciality Beer" -- using additions to malt and hops -- has won the top award. Runner up was Old Dairy for its Snow Top, with bronze going to Tring Brewery for Death and Glory. Pictured: Chris Bingham (right) accepting his trophy from CAMRA chairman Colin Valentine.
Added: Wednesday, August 10th 2016
Lewis Hazelwood-Horner will have an exhibition depicting working breweries and London pubs at Mall Galleries in central London on 19 and 24 September. His work is the result of residencies in a number of breweries and the paintings will show all stages of the brewing practice. The paintings also show hop farms in Kent and the breweries involved include Harvey's, Howling Hops, Redemption, Truman and Kernel.
Added: Thursday, August 4th 2016
The Great British Beer Festival, staged by CAMRA, is one of the world's top festivals and offers some of the best choice. 900 beers will include British cask ales plus brews from the United States and mainland Europe. The festival at London Olympia from 9-13 August will also include the Champion Beer of Britain competition while top experts will present tutored talks every day.
Added: Sunday, July 31st 2016