There are now more than 5,000 craft breweries in the United States and their sales go on booming -- up 8% over the past year. IPA now accounts for 25% of craft beer sales -- but golden ales, Pilsners and pale lagers were up 33%. Exports are worth $116m. This growth is against a background of the rise of AB InBev, the world's global brewer, which is two and half times the size of the total US beer market.
Added: Tuesday, December 6th 2016
Oddbins No 8, the latest in the group's house beers, has a Belgian touch, brewed with a yeast strain that originated in the Trappist Orval monastery. Oak Smoked Blonde is brewed by Anspach & Hobday in Bermondsey, London, and uses smoked wheat along with barley malt.
Added: Tuesday, November 22nd 2016
Sheffield pubgoers plan to stall an attempt by Enterprise Inns to sell the Cherry Tree pub to the Co-op, which will turn it into a retail outlet. Residents, backed by the local branch of CAMRA, plan to apply for Asset of Community Value status for the pub, which if granted will give them six months to find an alternative buyer.
Added: Monday, November 21st 2016
Beer aficionados will have the opportunity to taste a special IPA at UBREW on 24 November, the result of a collaboration between the community brewer and Roger Protz. The beer is based on Bass recipes from the 19th century and is a new version of an IPA launched at the White Horse, Parson's Green, in 1993 that helped kick-start the IPA revival. Pictured are Protz (left) and brewer Stu Sewell
Added: Monday, November 14th 2016
Community brewery UBREW in south London, where home-brewers can design and make their own beers, is now launching its own range of commercial beer with a five-barrel kit. UBREW opened with crowd funding backing in 2015, the brainchild of keen home-brewers Matt Denham and Wilf Horsfall. Their first beers are in bottle format but may be followed by cans and draught.
Added: Thursday, October 27th 2016
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