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Running Blog: Daily Updates In The UK Beer Industry


The London Beer Competition brings you the latest updates on what is happening in the UK beer industry. Have a look.

August 13, 2021

Manchester brewery named as one of the best in the UK

The best-rated independent brewers in the UK have been announced, and one just down the road in Manchester has taken the top spot.

August 12, 2021

Twenty years of good beers: Beervana celebrates two decades in Wellington

Wellington stalwarts Parrotdog and Garage Project both turned 10 this year, as have Christchurch’s Cassels & Sons Brewing and Deep Creek from Auckland.

August 11, 2021

Northumberland pub The Ship Inn tops a list of the UK's best beach bars

Condé Nast Traveller compiled a list of the best beach bars in the UK, and one in Northumberland was ranked first.

August 10, 2021

A craft beer bar and shop has opened in a former Llanelli factory

Beer Park is primarily a bottle shop with beers, ciders, lagers, stouts and pale ales, all on offer but there is also a bar and local and national delivery service too.

August 9, 2021

City beer festival to return this autumn after national green light

Following approval from a national organisation, Norwich's largest beer festival has confirmed it will return in the autumn.

August 6, 2021

BrewDog Is 'the Planet's Favorite Beer' in Droga5 London's Witty Ad

BrewDog, a British craft beer known for its gently irreverent meta-advertising, embraces the entire planet in new work from Droga5 London, which casts the British craft brand as "The Planet's Favorite Beer."

August 5, 2021

Harrogate Beer Week to bring something new to town

Harrogate Beer Week is approaching, with seminars, tastings, brewery visits, tap takeovers, and more on the horizon.

August 4, 2021

Beavertown’s Bones Lager – Product Launch

In the United Kingdom, Beavertown, Heineken's London craft brewing partner, has produced a lager for its namesake beer brand.

August 3, 2021

Goose Island Today’s Haze Makes On-Trade Debut

Goose Island has launched a new Hazy Session IPA, Today’s Haze (ABV 4.6%), to the UK On-Trade.

August 2, 2021

KITna Non-Alcoholic Craft Brewery Opens in Portland

KITna Brewing announces its official debut on both the local and national beer scenes.

July 30, 2021

Alban's Well brings Young's to St Albans

There’s Young’s pub in St Albans – and about time, too, when you consider the long history between the London brewer and the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), which has its home base in the city. 

July 29, 2021

Oompah music and German snacks feature on new craft brewery tours in east Suffolk

Find out the four main steps The Krafty Braumeister does differently from most other breweries.

July 28, 2021

English pubs hope to sell 13 million pints of beer during Euro 2020 final: Report

Almost 17 million pints would likely have been sold without Covid-related restrictions, it said, citing figures from the British Beer and Pub Association. (AFP)

July 27, 2021

Heineken Launches 'completely Circular' Greener Bar Concept

Global beer brand and London E-Prix race title sponsor Heineken unveiled its first ‘sustainable bar concept’, the Heineken Greener Bar, as part of its wider role as a Sustainability Partner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

July 26, 2021

London Brewing and Wildflowers Farm Release Wildflowers Wheat Ale

London Brewing has announced the release of a new collaboration with Wildflowers Farm.

July 23, 2021

BrewDog sinks into red despite online beer boom

Scottish-based company sank to a €15.2m pre-tax loss in 2020 as online sales failed to offset the impact of bar closures.

July 22, 2021

Asheville 'best destination in the world for beer-lovers to visit,' says online service

New data from Money UK, an online comparison service, named Asheville the best destination in the world for beer-lovers to visit, as the tourists spilling out of local breweries already seem to know.

July 21, 2021

Pillars of Tradition — How a New Generation of Brewers Returned to Decoction Mashing

For those of us in the capital, it was the first chance to drink beers like Cvikov Sklar 8°, Kutná Hora Gold 12°, and Muflon Semi-Dark 12° without boarding a plane to Prague.

July 20, 2021

Belgian Beers get a New Representative

The Brouwerij De Poes and its nine-year journey of brewing award-winning beers in Tieltse.

July 19, 2021

Stroud based brewery inspires change with new River Cottage beer range

Stroud Brewery, an independent, organic craft brewer has launched an amazing beer trilogy with the chief torchbearer for ethically produced organic food, Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall of River Cottage.

July 16, 2021

New hospitality strategy to help pubs, bars and restaurants build back better from the pandemic

A new strategy to ensure England’s pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues can thrive long-term.

July 15, 2021

What to do in London this week from free beers for Freedom Day to Eastival

Everything is reopening — so where should you start? 

July 14, 2021

The low-calorie beer coming from southwest London in time for summer

A new low-calorie beer out of southwest London is set to bring a refreshing approach to drinking just in time for summer.

July 12, 2021

London Brewing brings back funky homage to Sunfest favourite

Five Alarm Funk Hibiscus Lime Gose is back for July at London Brewing. First brewed in 2020, its name is a nod to one of the most popular acts at TD Sunfest and a boost for the festival itself.

July 9, 2021

Booze, burgers and bangers - UK supermarkets brace for Euro 2020 final frenzy

Soaring demand for beer, soft drinks, salads and barbecue food as England supporters prepare for Sunday's Euro 2020 final is putting more pressure on supermarket supply chains already creaking from a shortage of lorry drivers.

July 8, 2021

West Berkshire Brewery launches golden pale ale

The award-winning West Berkshire Brewery has announced the launch of Gold Star – a zesty traditional golden pale ale, the perfect accompaniment for alfresco get-togethers this Summer.

Molson Coors to invest £25m in Burton brewery, UK

Molson Coors Beverage Company is investing £25 million in its Burton-upon-Trent brewery to scale up its hard seltzer operations and improve its beer and cider packaging facilities.

July 7, 2021

Polish brewery sparks outrage with a new beer called White IPA Matters and advert featuring a black barman drinking it in a US-themed bar

A Polish brewery has sparked outrage with a new beer called White IPA Matters and an advert featuring a black barman drinking it at a US-themed bar. 

Portadown brewer invests in export opportunities

Portadown-based craft brewery McCrackens Real Ale has invested in a new brewery and canning line, with the aim of quadrupling production to meet local demand in Northern Ireland and develop export opportunities.

July 6, 2021

The low-calorie beer coming from southwest London in time for summer

The beers mentioned here fit active lifestyles and are naturally refreshing, which is suitable for hot weather.

July 5, 2021

Hydroponic hop farm leads way in west Wales craft beer boom

WALES is leading the way in supplying the boom in craft beers as what is believed to be the first hydroponic hop farm has set up in west Wales.

July 2, 2021

How a Beer Giant Manages Through Waves of Covid-19 Around the World

AB InBev, the maker of Budweiser, Stella Artois and one out of every four beers sold worldwide, operates in markets facing vastly different situations.

A micro “gypsy brewery” outside Riga expands to China and Thailand and aims at more

The pandemic has had a major impact on Ārpus Brewing Co., an independent microbrewery, founded in 2017 by craft beer geeks from Riga, Latvia.

July 1, 2021

From Beer Brewing To Whisky Distilling In Europe

The drink's history in Europe is very fascinating, especially when it is possible to see the connection between technology development and usage of the local ingredients.

June 30, 2021

How A Beer Giant Manages Through Waves Of Covid Around The World

AB InBev, the maker of Budweiser, Stella Artois and one out of every four beers sold worldwide, operates in markets facing vastly different situations.

June 29, 2021

Hackney Brewery Opens Outdoor Taproom For Pizza And Beer

A London Fields brewery has opened its new outdoor taproom venue just in time for pizza-filled open-air get-togethers this summer. 

June 28, 2021

Craft brewery, record shop give collaboration a spin

Speed City Records owner Mike Todd, centre, and Forked River Brewing co-owners Andrew Peters left, and Dave Reed have created a beer called Sparton Press Pils, honouring the former record manufacturing company in London.

June 25, 2021

Restorations – All eyes on former brewery in one of Sheffield's trendiest districts

Trendy Neepsend in Sheffield has never been more popular and now all eyes on on the biggest, most prominent site: the former Stones Cannon Brewery.

June 24, 2021

Crust Bros to double up in London

Crust Bros has chosen Sambrook’s Brewery Tap, part of the Ram Quarter development in Wandsworth, for its second London location.

June 23, 2021

Farmers explore hop varieties for sustainable beer market

Farmers and brewers are teaming up to begin a three-year trial to identify disease-resistant hop varieties to feed UK demand for low-impact beer.

June 22, 2021

UK Craft Beer Giant BrewDog Announces Plans to Open in Atlanta Off the Beltline

Scotland-based craft beer giant BrewDog is opening an Atlanta location next year at the Stove Works complex just off of the Eastside Beltline in Inman Park, across from Krog Street Market.

Yeastie Boys sells stake to UK drinks distributor

Yeastie Boys has sold a 12.5 per cent stake in the business to UK drinks distributor KBE Drinks.

June 21, 2021

Beer Market is Generating Revenue of $159,687 Million by 2025 in Europe Region

Drivers that influence the Europe beer market are rise in disposable income, change in consumer preferences, and increase in female drinkers.

June 18, 2021

Quantock Brewery's Milestone 1500 toasts 1500th brew

Named Milestone 1500, the beer is celebrating the company's 1500th brew.

June 17, 2021

The best outdoor London activities for summer 2021

The home of South London's biggest and booziest outdoor brunch has plenty more unlimited food and drink events this summer - including at Euro 2020 games.

June 16, 2021

Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden launches summer party series with unlimited food and drink

The home of South London's biggest and booziest outdoor brunch has plenty more unlimited food and drink events this summer - including at Euro 2020 games.

June 15, 2021

AB InBev develops ‘lightest beer bottle in the world’

AB InBev claims to have developed the world’s lightest longneck beer bottle for commercial production.

June 14, 2021

You can now get paid £5,000 and a year’s supply of beer to drink Camden Hells Lager

If you want to get paid to drink beer, then Camden Town Brewery is offering you a covetable package that includes £5,000 and a year’s supply of beer to become their Chief Freshness Officer.

June 11, 2021

The History of Pilsner, One of the Planet’s Most Popular Beers

Of all the beers, pilsner has one of the coolest histories.

Moray brewer WooHa bought out of administration

Production is expected to restart soon at Moray-based brewer WooHa, after the firm was bought out of administration.

June 10, 2021

London's Best Beer Deliveries

If an excessively large beer order for delivery can help keep your favourite breweries and taprooms recover after a difficult year-and-then-some, it seems like the virtuous thing to do.

June 9, 2021

A Massive Beer Festival Is Coming To Printworks In South London

BrewLDN is throwing a celebration of all things beer in July.

June 8, 2021

Beer giant is brewing renewable electricity for G7!

Budweiser has pledged to offset the electricity used at the G7. 

June 7, 2021

North London's biggest beer garden where you can do karaoke and even engage in gladiator duels

There are many locations around London to indulge in some sport and sink a few pints.

June 3, 2021

London's Best Beer Deliveries

These are the London breweries making some of the beers we love best — all of them delivering across London, directly to your BBQ.

June 2, 2021

Belgian Abbey Reopens Brewery After More Than 200 Years

Grimbergen Abbey Brewery will brew beers again for the first time in more than 200 years, after the building was destroyed during the French Revolution. 

June 1, 2021

Trappist Beer – A Monastic Speciality

Trappist beer is mostly brewed exclusively in Belgian monasteries. It has a malty taste and a high alcohol percentage. The monks use the proceeds to support charities for social work.

May 31, 2021

Elias Wicked Ales Expands, Adds Cider To Beverage Menu

Cider may not be the Filipino drink of choice but If Raoul Masangcay, the brewmaster behind Elias Wicked Ales and, has his way, cider should be as popular as beer right alongside your pulutan of choice.

Belgium Races To Deliver Beer To Bars

Six months after the country went into a second COVID-19 lockdown, proud bar owners and beer makers alike are keen to get back to business.

May 28, 2021

Monster Crowd On The Streets Of London, Terraces Of Pubs Taken By The Storm

The British rushed to control their large locked hair on the balconies of pubs this early Monday morning, tasting a little freedom gained by removing the restrictions associated with infection.

London Eye Has Opened Its Very Own Pub So You Can Drink While Taking In The Views

The London Eye has transformed one of its pods into a fully functioning pub complete with a gin bar for the summer.

May 27, 2021

Innis & Gunn Reveals Swanky New Beer Branding

Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has unveiled a swish new design for its ‘Originals’ portfolio, as it looks to brew further success.

London Brewing Brings Back Heritage Wit

London Brewing has announced the return of a beer that has become a summer tradition for the brewery.

May 26, 2021

Brewdog Launches Carbon Negative Lager

Scottish craft brewery BrewDog is continuing their global sustainability efforts as they launch their latest addition to the Irish market, LOST lager.

Heineken UK has launched a ‘sustainable apple cider

The new cider is available in 500ml bottles, 4x440ml cans and 10x440ml cans.

May 25, 2021

Punch and Big Smoke announce craft beer and food pub joint venture

Independent pub company Punch and Big Smoke Brew Co have joined forces to launch a collection of craft beer and food pubs across the southeast of England.

May 21, 2021

Birmingham Brewery toasts to first home grown American craft beer

Birmingham’s Dig Brew Co brewery is all pumped up after launching what it believes to be the first American-style craft beer to be made exclusively with British hops.

May 20, 2021

Revealed! The Top 10 Award-Winning Beer Brands of 2021

Expand your beer collection with the top beer brands of 2021 that walked away with a top medal at the recent London Beer Competition.

10 Of The Best Somerset Pubs With Beer Gardens Or Outdoor Space

Soak up the views, great ales and ciders, and homemade food at our selection of characterful and historic inns.

Lidl's Spring Craft Beer Festival Includes Banana Bread Beer

Lidl has launched its spring British Craft Beer Festival 2021, with prices starting from £1.29.

May 19, 2021

From Parisian Cafes to Roman Gelato, Europe Is Finally Reawakening

Europe is waking up from the pandemic with cafes in Paris, gelato vendors in Rome and beer gardens in Bavaria reopening, a major test for the region’s recovery in health and economic terms.

What It Means To Reopen Europe’s Bars

Bars, pubs and cafés across Europe are looking forward to welcoming back customers after months of lockdown. 

May 18, 2021

Pike Brewing Announces A New Partnership With Shg

Seattle’s iconic brewery continues to focus on the future with new investments from Seattle Hospitality Group and Ethan Stowell Restaurants.

May 17, 2021

Marks & Spencer relaunches own-label craft beer range with Real Drinks

Marks & Spencer is relaunching its craft beer own-label range with supplier partner, Real Drinks, formerly known as Real Ale.

Small breweries work flat out for the UK’s grand pub reopening

Return of indoor service on 17 May promises a sorely needed fillip for craft brewers fighting for survival amid Covid crisis.

May 14, 2021

Gweilo Beer Opens A Brewery Restaurant In Hong Kong

Gweilo, one of Hong Kong's most well-known craft brewers, has partnered with Woolly Pig Hong Kong to open Grain in Kennedy Town, a hybrid restaurant and craft beer "brewlab."

Bavarian Beer Gardens Reopen With Controlled Virus

Patrons of beer gardens in Bavaria have begun to return to establishments after Germany relaxed coronavirus restrictions to allow outdoor dining and drinking to go ahead.

Brixton Brewery launches beer to raise money for Age UK Lambeth

Following the news that Age UK Lambeth had experienced a surge in demand for the charity’s services from 21,000 people to 70,000 people over the past year – a growth of 233% – Brixton Brewery teamed up with the local charity to create Generation Pale Ale.

May 13, 2021

The Best Beer And Ale Festivals To Book In 2021

Here are 11 to whet your appetite – grab your diary and pencil in one or two for a weekend of celebrating quality beer. 

Duvel Moortgat’s Vedett Extra Playa - Product Launch - Beer in the UK data

Beer consumption in the UK has, for the most part, risen consistently - albeit modestly - in recent years, according to GlobalData figures.

May 12, 2021

Heineken UK appoints Jonathan Ford as off-trade director

Jonathan has been the interim Off Trade Director for the past ten months, delivering record off-trade sales during one of the most challenging periods.

Iron Maiden partner with BrewDog to release their own craft beer

The world-renowned rock band will bring their beer to market in partnership with BrewDog this fall exclusively in the United States, where the IPL is also brewed.

May 11, 2021

You can now buy the famous Phillips PerfectDraft home beer tap from Aldi

The retailer is selling the PerfectDraft beer tap for £199.99 each.

San Miguel Monopolizes Medals In Several International Awards

Cervezas San Miguel has been one of the great winners of the international awards Concours International de Lyon, Monde Selection, London Beer Competition and Frankfurt International Trophy, accumulating 23 medals.

May 10, 2021

'Glimmer Of Hope' For Breweries After Pub Reopenings Beat Expectations

After an extremely rough year, some pubs say the easing of lockdown has kept them busier than they had expected.

May 7, 2021

The Queen has just launched her own beer using plants from Sandringham Estate 

A truly regal beer has just hit the market, as Queen Elizabeth launches her own beer brewed from plants grown on her Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England. 

May 6, 2021

London Brewery Offers £250,000 Worth Of Beer To Support Struggling Independent Venues And Artists

Signature Brew, a London-based brewery, aim to safeguard the UK’s live music scene with a new beer-based scheme.

May 5, 2021

Edmonton Brewery Picks Up Prizes At London Beer Awards

Beerblefish scoops industry praise for three of its beers, reports Olivia Devereux-Evans.

May 4, 2021

Beeresso® Energybeer

Beeresso® won a silver medal at the fourth edition of the London Beer Competition, which took place in London on March 17th, 2021. 

Heineken Stock Gains as Strong Beer Sales in Asia and Africa Offset European Slump

The Dutch brewer Heineken (ticker: HEIA.Netherlands), which owns the Amstel, Birra Morretti, and Tiger brands, beat expectations in the first quarter, as beer sales volumes were flat year over year at 50.3 million hectoliters. 

May 3, 2021

Camden Town Brewery To Open New Bavarian-style Beer Hall This June

The new venue will feature 24 taps on the bar, with tables inside and out. 

Risk Capital Partners acquires UK-based Curious Brewery

UK wine producer Chapel Down has offloaded Curious Brewery to private equity firm Risk Capital Partners, as it refocuses on its core wine business.

April 30, 2021

St. Maarten’s Dutch Blonde Beer Wins Int’l. Silver Award

the St. Maarten-produced “Dutch Blonde Ale,” was awarded a silver medal at the international London Beer Competition.

Guinness launches Nitro Cold Brew Coffee beer

Guinness has announced the launch of a new Nitro Cold Brew Coffee beer – a tipple that looks set to add a boozy kick to our iced coffee lineup this summer. 

April 29, 2021

Massive Four Tier Hidden Beer Garden In A London Pub That's Named The 'Best In The City'

Since the easing of lockdown rules, all Londoners have become beer garden connoisseurs.

Camden Town Brewery To Launch A Big New Beer Hall

The Camden Town Brewery crew are bringing a little bit of Bavaria to NW5 as they’re turning their brewery bar into a beer hall. 

April 28, 2021

The UK's First Alcohol-free Alternative Tequila-infused Beer

Following the successful launch of a non-alcoholic lager, Essex-based Fortitude has followed up with the UK first - an alcohol-free tequila-flavoured beer

ARNA – Born in Nepal wins at London Beer Competition

London Beer Competition 2021, which took place in London on March 17, 2021, ARNA 8& ARNA Light won a Silver and Bronze medal respectively, which is the ultimate seal of approval in the Global Beer Industry.

April 27, 2021

La Salve Presents The London Beer Competition Awards To The Basque Food Cluster

The first brewery in Euskadi in sales saw the quality of its beers recognized with two silver and one bronze medals at the London Beer Competition 2021. 

Camden Town Brewery To Launch A Big New Beer Hall

The Camden Town Brewery crew are bringing a little bit of Bavaria to NW5 as they’re turning their brewery bar into a beer hall. 

April 26, 2021

A New Bavarian-inspired Beer Hall Is Coming To London This June

A new Bavarian-inspired beer hall is opening in London this summer.

You Can Now Get Paid £29,000 A Year To Tour And Review Pubs

Every now and then, a genuine dream job opportunity arises that is simply too good to pass up, and today might well be that day, after a new position paying £29,000 to tour and review pubs started taking applications.

April 23, 2021

Time To Celebrate: 67 Bars And Restaurants With Outdoor Space

With outdoor spots across London, there is something for everyone in our eating and drinking extravaganza, focused on the traditional City A.M. heartlands of the Square Mile, Canary Wharf, Mayfair and central London.

Tripel Karmeliet is Belgium’s Finest Beer

Brouwerij Bosteels’ Tripel Karmeliet takes the crown at the 2021 London Beer Competition.

April 22, 2021

Baltika's Brands Received Awards At The Monde Selection And London Beer Competition International Competitions

In 2021, Baltika 7 and Baltika 7 Myagkoe were awarded gold medals in the Monde Selection competition. Baltika 7 Myagkoe also won silver at the London Beer Competition. 

Beerblefish Wins At London Beer Competition

At the fourth edition London Beer Competition, Beerblefish Brewing Co. won Gold and two Silver medals, which is the ultimate seal of approval in the global beer industry. 

April 21, 2021

Impeccable Timing: This South London Pub Is Reopening With A Massive Beer Garden

The Perry Hill has been shut for two years. Now it’s back and it's fabulous.

Harrogate Brewers Glory Win In London As Daleside's Favourites Take Awards Again

Harrogate's brewers and hospitality sectors have been given a lift by the news that an independent Harrogate firm has won two major awards in London.

April 20, 2021

As UK Eases Covid-19 Restrictions, People Gulp Down 2.8 Million Litres Of Beer In A Day

Britain recorded four coronavirus-related deaths, the lowest daily increase since early September last year, the official data showed on Monday.

April 19, 2021

Suffolk's German Braumeister 'thrilled' At Double Beer Award Glory

Cologne-born brewer Uli Schiefelbein, who runs his Krafty Braumeister brewery in Leiston, won two silver awards at this year's competition – among the most prestigious awards in the beer industry.

International Recognition For Beer 4 Nature

The local beer brewers of Beer 4 Nature were awarded two international prizes last weekend. In the London Beer Competition, their Hert and Toucan brews were awarded a silver label by the jury. 

April 16, 2021

Salt Beer Factory Is London Beer Competition's Brewery Of The Year

Salt Beer Factory Is London Beer Competition's Brewery Of The Year.

Gold, Silver, and Best Beer Award for Međimurje's Lepi Dečki at London Beer Competition

At the fourth edition of the prestigious London Beer Competition, held on March 17, 2021, the Međimurje Lepi Dečki brewery won three silver medals, a gold medal, and the "Best beer in 2021 for price/quality" award, which is just further proof of the international quality of Međimurje beers.

April 15, 2021

Cromer Brewery Wins A Silver Medal At The London Beer Competition

A north Norfolk brewery has won a silver medal in the London Beer Competition.

Success At The London Beer Competition For The Krafty Braumeister

The Krafty Braumeister won two Silver medals at the fourth edition of the London Beer Competition.

13 Polish Beers Awarded In London

A total of 12 Polish beers from three breweries - Trzech Kumpli, Pilica and Sulimar - were awarded at this year's London Beer Competition.

The Brew Society From Heule Has Won Awards

The Brew Society brewery from Heule took part in an international beer competition for the first time and immediately won prizes.

Brewery De Poes Boasts Five Medals And New Beer

The Tielt brewery De Poes scored no less than five medals during the London Beer Competition, the winners of which were announced on Monday 12 April.

April 14, 2021

Gold, Silver, And Best Beer Award For Međimurje's Lepi Dečki At London Beer Competition

At the fourth edition of the prestigious London Beer Competition, held on March 17, 2021, the Međimurje Lepi Dečki brewery won three silver medals, a gold medal, and the "Best beer in 2021 for price/quality" award, which is just further proof of the international quality of Međimurje beers.

Success At The London Beer Competition For The Krafty Braumeister

The Krafty Braumeister won two Silver medals at the fourth edition of the London Beer Competition.

April 13, 2021

Beerblefish Wins at London Beer Competition

At the fourth edition London Beer Competition, which took place in London on March 17, 2021, Beerblefish Brewing Co. won Gold and two Silver medals, which is the ultimate seal of approval in the global beer industry.

Beer Gardens Reopening With Face Marks, Sanitisers And Cobblestones 

Pubs with beer gardens and terraces reopening today are hoping the East End's traditional trade will return after months of lockdown. 

April 12, 2021

2021 London Beer Competition Winners Announced

Abbatiale Genièvre de Houlle from France wins the beer of the year award with the top score of 96 points. 

April 9, 2021

London Craft Beer Company Reveals Plans For New Riverside Taproom And Brewery

A craft beer company has announced plans for a new taproom and brewery in Greenwich as part of the region’s regeneration.

April 8, 2021

London Set For Mini-Heatwave With Highs Of 15c After Beer Gardens Open

Warm weather is set to grace London next week as beer gardens open for the first time in four months.

April 7, 2021

Want A Beer In A Uk Pub? You Don’t Need A Vaccine Certificate… Yet

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given the green light for England to take the next step in easing its third national lockdown.

April 6, 2021

Molson Coors Switches To 100% Green Electricity For Beer Production

Molson Coors Beverage Company has announced that beers sold in the Irish market including Carling, Molson Canadian and Miller Genuine Draft are to be brewed using 100% green electricity.

April 5, 2021

Hush Heath Adds Beers To Its Drinks Repertoire

Hush Heath Estate & Winery has launched two new beers under Jake’s Drinks range.

April 2, 2021

Gorillas: The New App Bringing You Hyper-Local London Produce, In Under 10 Minutes

This new, hyper-local delivery app brings you groceries from businesses in your neighbourhood in just ten minutes or less. And it's environmentally-friendly to boot.

April 1, 2021

Tried And Tasted: British Craft Beers

The UK’s craft brewing scene has exploded in recent years - here are some beers you should try. 


Welcoming St. Felix Place – London’s New Railway Arch Bar & Garden Space In Borough

A brand new outdoor socialising space is set to open right in the heart of Borough next month, delivering not only a buzzy new place to hang but also welcomes London’s most accessible craft beer brewery and taproom.


Brewdog Launches World’s First Carbon Negative Beer Club – And Your First Box Is Free

Craft beer giant BrewDog has announced the launch of the world’s first carbon-negative beer club – and customers will get their very first box for free.


Electric-Bear Launch Trio Of New Beers

The Bath-based brewery is releasing beers showcasing flavours of chocolate, caramel, Black Forest gateau and chilli from this week onwards.


North London Church Brewery Plans Expansion

Now, as the Covid lockdown begins to ease, North London Church Brewery plans to expand its production line to supply neighbouring pubs in bulk.


London Brewing Brings Back Norfolk Red Ale

London Brewing has announced that one of its earlier beers that have been unavailable for some time has returned, now in 100% organic form.

New Look For Fuller’s London Pride

Fuller’s London Pride has unveiled a new design for 2021, to be used across on- and off-trade.


Brewery Launches Delivery Of 99-pack Of Beer To Your Door

A brewery in the UK has announced that it is launching a mammoth 7ft 5in, 99-pack of beer – and it will deliver the lager directly to your door.


Duvel Releases Devillish Number For Anniversary

Belgian brewer Duvel Moortgat has given the UK release to Duvel 6.66% – a variation on its classic 8.5% abv brand – brewed to commemorate the company’s 150th anniversary.

Budweiser Is Turning All Beer ‘green’ On St Patrick’s Day With Renewable Energy Certificates

Budweiser has announced a pledge to turn all beer ‘green’ on St Patrick’s Day this year, by purchasing enough Renewable Energy Certificates to cover every beer brewed in the United States in a single day.


Looking Forward To A Pint On 12 April? New Pubs App Boozr Will Help Find A Beer Garden That's Open Near You - And It'll Tell You Who Else Is Heading There Too

A new app called Boozr is giving locked-down Britons in need of a pint the chance to find out which pubs with beer gardens are open nearby from 12 April.

Greenwich Pub Owner Delivers Draft Beer Around London And He’ll Even Pour It At Your Door

A pub-owner in Greenwich has realised the absence of pubs has been a little too much for many Londoners and has taken to delivering craft beer straight to their doorsteps.


Beer Shop Set To Open Its Own Bar When Lockdown Eases

Beers of Europe director Jason Clark said: "We are delighted to finally get the opportunity to open the doors. This started as a dream in 2016 and has been turned into reality.


Warrington Pubs That Are Opening Beer Gardens On April 12

Pubs and bars with beer gardens and outdoor spaces can allow customers to use tables outside from April 12.


Distribution Update: Seattle’s Reuben’s Brews expands to Colorado and the UK

Reuben’s brews to colorado and UK bent water to the jersey, bale breaker to southern Idaho and lots more.

Budweiser To Create 55 Jobs In £115m Breweries Investment

Budweiser Brewing Group UK & Ireland (UK & I) is to create 55 new jobs as part of a £115m investment to boost capacity and efficiency at two of its major UK breweries.


Holy Roller Craft Beer Launched To Raise Money For Tank's Restoration

After 70 years in Victoria Park, London’s Holy Roller is about to start its latest adventure.

A New Taproom And Brewery Is Coming To Hackney

Five Points Brewing Company are taking their beer to the next level. 


Largest Brewery Taproom In Hackney" Set To Open Doors In April

A London brewery has announced that it is relocating to a new site as it prepares to open ‘the largest brewery taproom’ in the area.


Wetherspoon Is To Open Beer Gardens, Roof Top Gardens And Patios At 394 Of Its Pubs In England From Monday, April 12

Customers will be able to order and pay through the Wetherspoon app, however, Wetherspoon staff will be able to take orders and payment at the table from those who don’t have the app.


Pubs In England Will Be Allowed To Serve Takeaway Beer, Says No 10

Downing Street has confirmed that pubs will be able to serve takeaway drinks from April 12, in a potential boost for bars without gardens.

Reuben’s Brews Now Available In The U.K. And Beyond

 A partnership with West Berkshire Brewery will see three of Reuben’s Brews beers distributed in the UK.


Calgary’s Dandy Brewing Company Announces Intercontinental Collaboration

Dandy Brewing launches a collaborative I.P.A with Newcastle's Full Circle Brew Co.

Aldi Now Selling Derby Brewery's Beers Across UK To Stop Them Going To Waste

The German retailer has joined forces with 13 British brewing companies to sell alcohol that would normally have gone directly to pubs.


Beer Duty May Be Cut In Pubs To Lure Back Drinkers

Beer duty could be cut in pubs and raised in supermarkets to encourage people to go out when lockdown ends and help the hospitality industry get back on its feet.

Lockdown: Boris Johnson Unveils Plan To End England Restrictions By 21 June

A new four-step plan to ease England's lockdown could see all legal limits on social contact lifted by 21 June, if strict conditions are met.

Takeaway Pints Will Be Allowed Again In England - But Only From April 12

Boris Johnson's lockdown roadmap will allow takeaway alcohol from pubs - but only in Step 2, once beer gardens are already open anyway.


Jodie Kidd Joins Fight To Save British Pubs

British fashion model Jodie Kidd has joined the fight to save pubs from permanent closure by calling on the UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak to cut Beer Duty in the upcoming Budget on 3 March.

Lockdown: Boris Johnson Unveils Plan To End England Restrictions By 21 June

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told MPs the plan aimed to be "cautious but irreversible" and at every stage, decisions would be led by "data not dates".


Great Central Brewing To Make Non-alcoholic Beer For Big Drop Brewing Co

This Chicago brewery has been selected to brew Big Drop non-alcoholic beers for the London company.


‘Halo Effect’ Doubles Sales Of No-alcohol Beer

The no-alcohol beer segment has more than doubled in sales at major liquor chains Dan Murphy’s and BWS in the past year, and is projected to be one of the bright spots for a downtrodden beer industry in Australia until 2024.


Beer And Pub Leaders Plead For Reopening Date After Sales Halve In 2020

Beer and pub sector leaders are pressing the government to give them a reopening date.


Morgenrot Lands Wingtip

Manchester-based beer, wine and spirit importer Morgenrot has completed the acquisition of Sussex-based brewer and distributor Wingtip Brewing Company for an undisclosed fee.

Final Call to Enter your Beer in the 2021 London Beer Competition

Register before 22 February 2021, and get your beers reviewed by the top premium on-trade buyers in the country.


Get Fresh Beer Delivered To Your South London Home By Local Independent Brewery, Clarkshaws

Their physical shop may be currently closed because of coronavirus restrictions, but you can still whet your whistle by ordering some fine ales from the Brixton-based local independent brewery, Clarkshaws.


Turnover Up In Latest Accounts For Beer Importer

A West Yorkshire specialist beer importer and wholesaler has reported growth in turnover in recently filed accounts, covering a year that included its supply contract for the ICC Cricket World Cup. The company has also taken a number of actions to help mitigate the impact of Brexit and Covid-19.


Anheuser-Busch Investing $1b To Modernize US Facilities

Anheuser-Busch said Wednesday it's investing $1 billion over the next two years to modernize its U.S. facilities.

‘People Need Beer’: Craft Breweries Deliver To Drinkers In Lockdown

With pubs closed once more and beer festivals a distant dream, independent breweries in North London have transformed into online retailers, offering click-and-collect and delivery services to bring beer directly to customers.


New Lager Yeast Developed

A new way of creating non-GMO lager yeast strains has been found by a bioengineering company, which it says could help “broaden the diversity of commercial lager beer strains” for big and small brewers.

Czech Brewer Budvar Hits Record As People Drink More At Home

Budvar, the Czech brewer that has been in a long legal dispute with U.S. giant Anheuser-Busch overuse of the “Budweiser” brand, increased output to a record last year when the pandemic saw people drink less in bars and more at home.


Heineken Acquires Brixton Brewery

Heineken has acquired full ownership of London’s Brixton Brewery, following the acquisition of a minority stake in 2017.


Gweilo Beer Prepares To Launch Its Core Range

Hong Kong brewery Gweilo Beer is working with Vocation Brewery in Hebden Bridge to bring its core range of beers to the UK market.

Private Investors Acquire St Peter’s Brewery

St Peter’s Brewery in Suffolk has been bought by a group of private investors after its founder decided to retire from the business after 23 years.


Beer Brand Installs ‘World’s Most Expensive Artwork’ In Grand Central Station

Beer brand Natural Light installed what it claimed was the “most expensive piece of art in the world” in New York’s Grand Central station to highlight the rising cost of a college diploma and the impact of college debt.

Why Drinkers Should Raise A Toast To The London Beer Competition

A good beer is a good beer - and that’s exactly what the London Beer Competition aims to celebrate.


Covid: Will The UK's Pubs Stay Shut Until May?

To many, the reopening of pubs will be one of the most keenly awaited dates in the diary when Covid restrictions are eventually loosened.


Aldi Announces 99p Beer Sale After Buying Pub Stock And Saving It From Waste

ALDI is launching a new range of reduced price beers that start from just 99p each after saving pub stock from going to waste.


Amuse-Bouches: The Latest Restaurant News Bites

In restaurant news, this week: the UK government plans to discuss further restrictions with hospitality leaders, a new meal kit platform prepares to launch, and chef Jack Stein renews his partnership with St Austell.


Get Fresh Beer Delivered To Your South London Home By Local Independent Brewery, Clarkshaws

Their physical shop may be currently closed because of coronavirus restrictions, but you can still whet your whistle by ordering some fine ales from the Brixton-based local independent brewery, Clarkshaws.


A Big Old Beer Festival Is (Probably) Coming To Printworks

BrewLDN, which bills itself as ‘the ultimate date in the craft beer calendar’, has announced its big 2021 shindig for May.

The UK's Brewdog Pubs Want To Offer You A Vaccine - And A Commemorative Beer

Want a pint with your vaccine? BrewDog, a Scottish craft beer brewer and pub chain, is offering its closed outlets across the United Kingdom to the government to use as COVID-19 vaccination centres, and those vaccinated could walk away with a ‘special commemorative beer’. James Watt, BrewDog’s CEO and co-founder put a call out on social media asking for followers to help name the beer.


Black Ipas Always Intrigue Craft Brewing World

Black IPAs, a style that lays to rest the notion that beers dark in colour are hefty, are back in town at London Brewing and Forked River.


Shop Cuvée Offers Free Vinho Verde To The Nation

UK independent retailer Shop Cuvée is offering a free bottle of its best-selling Vinho Verde with every order over £20 – while stocks last – after defying the highs and lows of the pandemic over the past year to sell tens of thousands of bottles of natural wine.

‘Moral Victory’ For UK Hospitality Sector With Bi Insurance Test Case

In what is being declared as a “moral victory” for the hospitality sector, a UK Supreme Court judgment announced on Friday has instructed insurers to pay out on business interruption insurance to help cover losses caused by the pandemic.


UK’s First ‘feel-good’ Alcohol-free Beer Launched 

THE UK’s first ‘feel-good’ alcohol-free beer has been launched by drinks startup entrepreneur Mark Wong and his team of plant scientists.

West Berkshire Brewery brings Reuben's Brews to the UK

West Berkshire Brewery has partnered with Seattle based Reuben's Brews, to brew and distribute its range of beers for the UK market.


Hip Hops: Top Beer Delivery Services

Whether you’re looking to revisit your favourite brews or try something new, the Drinks Business have rounded up six companies to seek out when your fridge door needs replenishing.

BrewDog is offering free beer to everyone in the UK

Dry January just got harder as Brewdog announced it is giving away free beer to everyone in the UK.


Final call to enter your beer in 2021 London Beer Competition

2021 London Beer Competition: Why it makes sense to clang your glasses to this one.

Korean chicken and beer brand toasts new flagship eatery in London’s West End

A Korean chicken specialist has announced plans to launch a new flagship venue in the heart of London’s West End.


How London-based Signature Brew put a pub in a box to get through lockdown

Tom Bott, co-founder of London-based Signature Brew explains how the brewer brought the pub into people’s homes as it adapted to the pandemic.

‘People need beer’: Craft breweries deliver to drinkers in lockdown

With pubs closed once more and beer festivals a distant dream, independent breweries in North London have transformed into online retailers, offering click-and-collect and delivery services to bring beer directly to customers.


Diego Alves Got A Lot Of Beer From The Lionel Messi Budweiser Promotion

Lionel Messi has scored a frankly ridiculous amount of goals for Barcelona, terrorising goalkeepers across Europe.

The 25 best craft beer sales and marketing ideas in 2020

Favorite ideas for beer promotion and beer sales


D'Oude Maalderij Wins Nine Medals At The London Beer Competition

Jef Pirens shares about D'Oude Maalderij's win at the 2020 London Beer Competition.

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London Beer Competition 2021 Registrations Are Open

London Beer Competition opens up registration portal for its 4th edition to take place in 2021.

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Europe Beer Market is Expected to Touch a Value of $159,687 Million by 2025

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Europe Beer Market by Type, Category, Packaging, and Production.

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Brewdog owner offers bars across capital to help with vaccination effort

More famous for its IPAs, Brewdog might be branching out into healthcare.

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Beer of the Week: Beavertown The Chariot Bretted Pilsner

Beavertown Brewery has relaunched its Tempus Barrel project with two new beers.

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Record number of Britons to take part in dry January

A record number of Britons are planning to forego booze during so-called dry January, after re-evaluating their home drinking habits during the lockdown and as sales of “no and low” alcohol alternatives soar.

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Dads' beer proves a big winner for Southern Highlands Brewing

Southern Highlands Brewing has had their Goodfather porter on tap pretty much since they opened the doors in 2015.

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The best beer subscription boxes

Monthly deliveries of rare beers, hoppy beers, brewery merch and more.

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WillsArk is a British-Dutch contract brewery, which has this first beer (silver at the London Beer Competition) brewed at the Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi (B). One of the initiators is Peter de Boer, a PhD in architectural design.

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London brewery's new beer will support Black Lives Matter initiative

A London brewery is joining a global initiative in support of Black Lives Matter.

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British beer drinkers will pay more beer duty than the entire annual bill for 19 European countries

The UK will be expected to pay over £300m on beer duty this December, which is more than the entire annual beer duty bill for 19 other European countries, despite 85% of UK pubs being unable to open this Christmas.

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39 Million Fewer Pints Poured Over Christmas In UK

According to figures released this morning by The British Beer & Pub Association, 39m fewer pints and 5m fewer Christmas dinners will be served in pubs over the festive period from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day.

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DID YOU KNOW? Ireland’s first “co-located brewery & distillery” is in Kinsale @BlacksBrewery

While this year has been challenging, Blacks, Ireland’s first co-located brewery & distillery, nevertheless received international awards.

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London Beer Competition opens up registration portal for its 4th edition to take place in 2021.

4th Annual London Beer Competition registrations are open. Enter your beer today to get in front of London's leading Trade Buyers. Registration ends on 20 Feb, 2021.

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Marston’s saves 1,300 jobs with Brains tie-up

About 1,300 jobs are set to be saved after Marston’s struck a deal to take on more than 150 Brains pubs in Wales.

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Former rugby star Andy Gascoigne opens Farmers Arms for Christmas

The Farmers Arms in Muker in the heart of Swaledale, which has been recently bought by former Yorkshire Rugby League player Andy Gascoigne, opened its doors

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Craft brewery set to open cafe bar in Coventry city centre after agreeing spire deal

Dhillons Brewery has taken a 20-year-lease on Christchurch Spire in Coventry city centre and will be serving its own beers on tap as well as offering hot drinks and food from 9 am to create a family-friendly venue.

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Zero Carbon Forum: UK's biggest restaurants team up to plot pathway to net-zero

Zero Carbon Forum, the new initiative is receiving support from trade associations UK Hospitality and the British Beer and Pub Association.

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SPECIAL BREW Pals turned their council flat brewing hobby into million-pound business

A HOBBY 'micro' brewery started in the cramped living room of an ex-council flat has grown into a million-pound business that has weathered the alcohol industry’s biggest ever storm.

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Hemp Beer Market Shows Significant Progress and Challenges

Global Hemp Beer Market Size, Status and Forecast 2020-2026, Covid 19 Outbreak Impact research report added by Report Ocean, predicts the industry’s performance for the upcoming years to help stakeholders in making the right decisions that can potentially garner strong returns.

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New bar with axe throwing, crazy golf, beer pong and more coming to Liverpool

Liverpool is set to welcome a new state-of-the-art bar, with axe throwing, shuffleboard, crazy golf and more.

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Super limited edition beer Scarlet Shores released in time for Christmas

Beer lovers will have to be quick this Christmas if they want to get their hands on a super-limited edition Cornish brew.

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Australia wins Gold at London Beer Competition

Southern Highlands Brewing has won a Gold medal at the 2020 London Beer Competition (LBC) for its Goodfather beer.

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BrewDog launches $10m Australian equity raise

Twelve months after opening its Australian brewery, Scotland-based international craft beer business BrewDog has launched an Australian equity crowdfunding raise.

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Last orders before Christmas! Punters pack London pubs for a final drink (and substantial meal) before the capital's 'catastrophic' plunge into Tier 3

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CHEERS TO THAT Map shows where to find nearest London pub with a heated beer garden

AN online map that helps drinkers locate their nearest pub in London with a heated beer garden has gone viral.

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Brews News: Christmas cheer comes with beer

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London Beer Competition: Meet The 2020 Beer of The Year

Brewery Of The Year - Truman’s Roller IPA announced as beer of the year while it grabbed three other medals.

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Amuse-bouches: The Latest Restaurant News Bites

In UK restaurant news: a new app for the hospitality sector launches, the commercial rent moratorium is extended and restaurateurs from the Midlands lobby the government for extra support.

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The best pubs with heated beer gardens in North London

The end of the second national lockdown is in sight (yay).

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Bachiella beer wins two medals at the London Beer Competition 2020

Last June, the third edition of the London Beer Competition Awards was held in London, in which Bachiella beer won two medals, making it the only Aragonese awarded.

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ABK Beers Win Again at BTN’s London Beer Competition 2020

At the 3rd annual London Beer Competition on June 10th 2020, ABK Beers were awarded 3 Silver Medals for Edel, Dunkel and Hefeweizen and a Bronze Medal for Hell, representing a resounding seal of approval for a range of ABK Beers from the global beer industry.

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Alfa Brewery wins top prize in London: 'best lager in the world'

Alfa Edel Pils kreeg in de categorie International Lager de hoogste score, namelijk 86 punten. 

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Special Xmas offer: Innis & Gunn craft beers delivered free to your door

There has been a craft beer revolution worldwide and Scotland is leading the way. Get 20 bottles of delicious Innis & Gunn craft beer - plus two beautiful goblet glasses - delivered to your door as part of our special Daily Record offer

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New generation appoints new head of brands

UK importer and distributor New Generation wines has appointed Valerie Lewis as its new head of brands and PR.

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24 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Two cases of Schiehallion beer from Harviestoun Brewery

There's no need to stock up on beer if you win today's prize because we're giving away two cases of the stuff.

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Alfa Edel Pils voted the best lager in the world

At the London Beer Competition, the Alfa Edel Pils received the highest score of all entries in the lager category. 

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Truman’s Roller IPA wins London Beer Competition

Truman’s Roller IPA has been named winner of the 2020 London Beer Competition. The beer got the top score for quality, value, and packaging.

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'Tis the season of good beer!

Rovers and Hops and Shots have teamed up to create a range of beers using the three most popular styles.

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New head of UK & European operations at Kegstar

Global smart stainless steel keg rental company Kegstar has appointed James Bleakley as its new General Manager for UK and Europe.

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Harviestoun Brewery collabs with Highland Park

Harviestoun Brewery has teamed up with Orkney’s Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky to release a choice of rare, limited-edition, whisky cask ales in time for Christmas.

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Covid Pfizer vaccine approved for use next week in the UK

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. British regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe for rollout next week.

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Budweiser Budvar appoints new UK managing director

Budweiser Budvar has announced its UK managing director, Simon George, is stepping down from the business.

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Guinness recalls alcohol-free beer in the UK over contamination concerns

Diageo-owned beer brand Guinness has decided to recall its Guinness 0.0 cans in the UK over contamination fears. Guinness said that the recall was initiated as a precautionary measure.

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Seasonal goodwill or small beer: What financial support is available to Britain’s pubs this winter?

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a £1,000 spur for England’s “wet pubs” ahead of a Commons vote on new Covid-secure tiers, The Morning Advertiser rounds up what funding is available across the UK.

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Boris Johnson’s £1,000 ‘wet pubs’ grant slammed as ‘small beer’ by KeirStarmer

Boris Johnson has announced that all “wet pubs” which do not serve food will receive £1,000 to “recognise how hard they have been hit” by Covid controls.

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The 2022 London Beer Competition results are out. View full results here.