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
Utopian Brewing, the craft lager brewery in Devon, has launched its annual Festbier to coincide with the annual Munich Oktoberfest. While it's a lager, the beer is brewed with 100% British-grown ingredients -- including a version of the Bavarian Hersbrucker hop from the Hallertau region.
Added: Thursday, September 21st 2023
Cask Ale Week -- 21 September to 1 October -- will seek to boost the fortunes of Britain's unique beer style as it attempts to recover from Covid and lockdowns. Sales of cask ale are down by an alarming 20 per cent though some brewers -- including Timothy Taylor and Robinsons -- say sales are recovering well. Brewers and pub companies will support Cask Ale Week with special promotions in their pubs.
Added: Tuesday, September 19th 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
Molson Coors, a global brewer that took over the old Bass breweries in Burton-on-Trent, says it plans to "rest" production of Worthington's White Shield, a world-famous Burton IPA first brewed in the 19th century. Production has ceased for the "foreseeable future", which means it's unlikely to be brewed again. But Molson Coors say the beer remains part of its portfolio and the group refuses to sell the brand
Added: Monday, August 14th 2023
Elland Brewery in Yorkshire has won the coveted Champion Beer of Britain award for 1872 Porter at CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival at London Olympia. The beer has previously been named Champion Winter Beer four times. There were also awards for beers in a range of categories
Added: Wednesday, August 2nd 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