Bedford family brewer Charles Wells, who sold the Eagle Brewery to Marston's in 2017, has been given the green light by the local council to build a new plant at Fairhill close to the A6. The 30,000 hectolitre plant will produce the current range of Wells' beers along with new beers and collaborative brews with other companies
Added: Thursday, May 3rd 2018
Henley brewer Brakspear has launched for the third year running its Honey Bee Beer that raises money for Friends of the Earth's Bee Cause Campaign. The beer helps raise awareness of the need to save habitats for bees, which are the world's most important pollinator. As a result of demand for the beer, production has moved this year to the Wychwood Brewery in Witney
Added: Monday, April 30th 2018
Export sales of American craft beer grew by 3.6 per cent in 2017 and sales to the UK increased by 7.1 per cent -- making the UK the second biggest export market for American craft beer after Canada. There are now 6,372 craft breweries in the U.S. and exports are worth $125 million
Added: Thursday, April 5th 2018
Kindred Spirits is a 6.1 per cent stout from Innis & Gunn in Perth that's aged in Irish whiskey barrels that were first used to triple distil Tullamore D.E.W. Innis & Gunn started life when William Grant acquired some ale for barrel-ageing from the Caledonian Brewery. The beer tasted so good that head brewer Dougal Sharp left Caley to launch his own company. Turning full circle, Tullamore is now part of the William Grant group.
Added: Thursday, March 22nd 2018
The Greek Public Prosecutor has dismissed claims by Heineken's subsidiary Athenian Brewery against the independent Macedonian Thrace Brewery for perjury as "totally false" and filed with "malicious abuse". The case is part of a long-running battle between MTB and the Heineken subsidiary over market abuse in Greece.
Added: Monday, March 5th 2018
The Cricketers Arms in St Helens, Merseyside, was boarded up five years ago but it was rescued by Andy and Denise Evans and has now won CAMRA's prestigious Pub of the Year competition for 2018. Judges praised its wide range of cask ales and its strong community spirit. Andy and Denise are seen centre receiving their award
Added: Wednesday, February 28th 2018
A rare collection of black and white photos by David Evans has been unearthed and used in a new film that traces the life and times of hop pickers in Herefordshire in the 1950s and 60s. The photo left shows the Jones family picking hops -- a ritual that disappeared when mechanisation took over. The film Stories from the Hop Yards, will be premiered in Hereford on 3 March
Added: Friday, February 16th 2018