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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.

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.

Read more.


Brewdog owner offers bars across capital to help with vaccination effort

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

Read more.


Beer of the Week: Beavertown The Chariot Bretted Pilsner

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

Read more.


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.

Read more.


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.

Read more here.

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.

Read more here.


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.

Read more here.

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.

Read more here.

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

Read more here.

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.

Read more here.


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.

Read more here.


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.

Read more here.


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.

Read more here.

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.

Read more here.


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.

Read more here.

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.

Read more here.


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

Read more here.


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.

Read more here.


The best pubs with heated beer gardens in North London

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

Read more here.  

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.

Read more here.


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.

Read more here.  


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. 

Read more here.


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.

Read more here.

Budweiser Budvar appoints new UK managing director

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

Read more here.

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.

Read more here.

4th Annual London Beer Competition results to be announced on April 12, 2021.