Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company -- 6o% controlled by Carlsberg -- is to close the Burton Union system of fermentation. This follows CMBC's closure of three ale breweries, Jennings, Wychwood and Ringwood. The Burton Unions are a historic method of fermenting beer developed in the 19th century to clear beer of yeast and produce a sparkling pale ale.
Added: Sunday, February 4th 2024
Batemans family-owned brewery in Wainfleet, Lincs, chalks up 150 years of brewing "Good Honest Ales" with a series of celebrations throughout 2024, with a range of new beers. Head brewer Buster Grant will re-commission the Victorian brewhouse for some of the beers, using English malts and hops
Added: Thursday, January 11th 2024
The Crossover Blendery on a farm in Hertfordshire is producing a range of beers inspired by the "wild beers" of Belgium, known as lambic and gueuze. Charlie Wood and George Stagg visited the Cantillon lambic brewery in Brussels and were so impressed with the beers they decided to make their own spontaneously fermented beers back home in collaboration with Elgood's Brewery in Wisbech
Added: Monday, October 30th 2023
Farr Brew based at Colemans Green in Hertfordshire, was given notice to quit its farm buildings earlier this month but founder Nick Farr reports he has found a new site, also on a farm just outside Redbourn. He hopes to be up and running in November and will add additional fermenters to add growth. Nick is seen (right) with co-founder Matt Elvidge. Farr Brew has won prizes for sustainability and support for the environment from Herts Life and SIBA
Added: Monday, September 25th 2023
After 40 years at the helm, Baz Parish is hanging up his brewing boots and handing over control of Parish Brewing in Leicestershire to Bruce Cooper and Charlie Gamble. The new owners say they will introduce new beers and will concentrate on producing cask-conditioned ale. They will also bring back the renowned 12% Bonce Blower.
Added: Wednesday, September 13th 2023
The Anchor Brewery in San Francisco, famous for its Steam Beer, is being closed by its owner, Sapporo of Japan. The brewery was bought in 1965 by Fritz Maytag whose success inspired many other breweries to open and start the American beer revolution. Maytag also brewed a range of conventional beers, including Liberty Ale.
Added: Thursday, July 13th 2023
Andy Hayward gave up a career in insurance to run a brewery in Staines-on-Thames. He has moved sites three times and now has a bar and taproom with space for music events with visiting rock groups. His core brands are named after wildfowl found on the rivers Thames and Wraysbury. His latest beer is a collaborative brew with the Back Beat Brewery in Massachusetts, Don't Fear the Neipa.
Added: Sunday, February 26th 2023
Family brewer Arkells is celebrating 180 years of production this year with a series of events and special beers, such as Tradition. There will be brewery tours for the public and a major party in September. The celebrations were kicked off with the unveiling of a plaque by the High Sheriff of Wiltshire
Added: Friday, February 3rd 2023