Thornbridge Brewery in Derbyshire is boosting the premium bottled beer sector with the launch of seven beers in bottle-conditioned form. The beers include its leading beer Jaipur IPA, and six others that are all available in cask form as well. One of the seven is Kelham Island Pale Rider: Kelham Island Brewery in Sheffield closed in 2022 but has reopened with the support of local beer-loving entrepreneurs
Added: Friday, June 16th 2023
Four brewers from the Norfolk area went to Leuven in Belgium earlier this year to meet with counterparts there and plan beers using both British and Belgian ingredients and styles. The beers were unveiled at the launch of Norwich City of Ale and will be available in some of the 59 pubs supporting the festivities.
Added: Monday, May 29th 2023
The National Hop Collection is moving to a new and bigger site in Kent where as many as 350 varieties will be grown and collated. Dr Peter Darby (pictured), founder of Wye Hops, has come out of retirement to oversee the move and the planting of the hops. The collection is supported by Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest brewer based in Faversham. It has funded the move and will continue to give financial backing for at least five years
Added: Monday, May 8th 2023
Czech brewer Budweiser Budvar has joined forces with leading independent brewer Thornbridge in Bakewell, Derbyshire, to produce a collaboration lager, Czech Mates, 4.8%. It's brewed with Maris Otter malt and East Kent Goldings hops and is fermented with Budvar's yeast culture. The beer is aged for six weeks, far longer than most lagers brewed in the UK.
Added: Thursday, April 20th 2023
Most of the top-selling lagers in Britain have reassuringly Continental names but most of them are brewed not in Europe, let along Australia, but in giant beer factories in this country. And almost without exception, they are lower in alcohol than the original beers whose names they mimic -- which means big savings in excise duty for the brewers. Heineken is spending millions launching Cruzcampo -- 4.4% in the UK, 4.8% in Spain
Added: Saturday, April 15th 2023
The National Brewery Heritage Trust has appointed Laura Waters as Collections Officer to preserve and protect the archives and artefacts from the National Brewery Centre in Burton-on-Trent. The centre has been closed by Molson Coors and the collection will go to a temporary home on Station Street until the new Heritage Centre in Burton is ready.
Added: Thursday, April 13th 2023
Timothy Taylor, legendary brewer of Landlord pale ale in Bronte country, has launched its first beer in a can. Hopical Storm (4%) uses five English hops, pure Pennine water and fine English barley malts to create a session beer with mandarin, mango and passion fruit aromas and flavours
Added: Friday, March 31st 2023
Greene King has launched Spring Break, a hoppy golden ale, as part of its cask beer seasonal programme. It's brewed in collaboration with apprentices on the National Brewery Apprenticeship Scheme. The brewery is also celebrating winning a prize for its craft beer programme in the Bartenders Brands Awards
Added: Friday, March 24th 2023
Jef Stelling, host of Sky Sports Soccer Saturday and former host of Countdown, has joined forces with brewer and pub retailer Greene King to boost draught cask beer. The brewery has staged a series of events with Jeff where customers have taken part in a pub quiz led by Jeff while enjoying pints of Greene King Abbot Ale. Jeff is seen with Roger Protz in the Green Man in Sandridge, near St Albans
Added: Saturday, February 4th 2023