Yorkshire comedian Maisie Adam has joined forces with Black Sheep Brewery in Masham to promote cask ale. In a video commissioned by Black Sheep, Maisie tackles head-on some of the myths surrounding cask beer: that it's drunk only by old men and is served warm, flat and vinegary, Black Sheep describes cask as "the original craft beer", with a wide variety of styles that suit all age groups
Added: Wednesday, June 29th 2022
St Austell Brewery in Cornwall has launched Anthem, a new pale ale that's brewed with all-British malts and hops. It's the first new beer to be made at the brewery since the arrival of head brewer Georgina Young from Fuller's. The beer features Maris Otter malting barley and four English hops
Added: Thursday, June 2nd 2022
Heineken is to close the Caledonian Brewery in Edinburgh, ending 150 years of brewing at the historic site. The brewery achieved fame when its Deuchar's IPA was named CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain. Heineken says the Victorian site is not brewing to full capacity and would need major investment to upgrade it.
Added: Wednesday, June 1st 2022
Two South London brewers, Anspach & Hobday and Orbit Beers, have joined forces to recreate a genuine Running Porter from the 19th century, using a recipe from Truman's brewery in Whitechapel. The beer will be served from wooden casks at Woodfest, the annual celebration organised by the Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood but bottled versions are available for purchase. One batch will be kept back and aged to produce a Keeping Porter
Added: Friday, May 20th 2022
The ground-breaking City of Ale in Norwich -- a roving festival based around the city's pubs -- is back after two years of lockdown. This year the event will run for a full month and will feature special beers brewed by some of the county's 40 breweries. The launch party takes place on Thursday 26 May. Pictured: two key players in City of Ale, David Holliday of Norfolk Brew House and Dawn Hopkins of the Rose Inn.
Added: Saturday, May 14th 2022
Kelham Island Brewery, famous for its Pale Rider golden ale, is closing as a result of what owner Ed Wickett calls a "whirlwind" caused by Covid, lockdown and increases in fuel, grain and delivery charges. The brewery's famous Fat Cat pub in Sheffield will stay open and continue to sell Kelham Island beers while stocks last
Added: Thursday, May 12th 2022
Guinness is to invest £73 million in a new micro-brewery and visitor centre in Covent Garden in central London. The site will cover 50,000 square feet and create 150 jobs. The site will be known as Guinness at Old Brewer's Yard and is on the historic Combe Brewery site that operated from the 18th to the early 20th century and became part of Watney Combe Reid
Added: Monday, May 9th 2022
One of the world's top beer festivals, the Great British, returns to London Olympia this August following a two-year gap as a result of Covid and lockdowns. This year, thanks to a collaboration with the New England Real Ale Exchange, GBBF will feature a large number of American beers as well as ales from all parts of Britain.
Added: Tuesday, April 26th 2022
Lovers of Draught Bass are urging drinkers and pubs to boost the beer on 16 April, Easter Saturday, which has been dubbed National Bass Day. The beer is now owned by global giant AB InBev. At its peak 800,000 barrels a year were brewed but that fallen to just 30,000 today. Potential buyers of the beer would not be given the famous red triangle trademark.
Added: Thursday, April 7th 2022