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
The Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company has put the Ringwood Brewery and its brands up for sale. It claims the current site in Ringwood, Hampshire, is to restricted to expand. Who will buy the brewery during a cost of living crisis and what will happen to such popular beers as Old Thumper? In just one year since CMBC was created it has sold or closed three sites and there must now be a major question mark over the future of the Wychwood Brewery in Oxfordshire
Added: Monday, June 12th 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
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
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