North West

‘North South’ clash in The IPA Challenge at Imbibe Live

Yorkshire takes on London and the south-west in the finals of The IPA Challenge, run in partnership with the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), M&B, There’s A Beer For That, and Fuller’s. Five finalists emerged from a tough first round held at Fuller’s Centre of Excellence, with Roosters and North Brewing Co representing the north, […]

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Lost Grains Beer: A story is brewing in the Channel Islands

A beer that includes traces of rare historical grains; A grain of barley that botanists protected with their lives during the siege of Leningrad, a grain of rye that was found between two floorboards of a riihi sauna in Finland, once used by Forest Finns to dry their crops, a grain of emmer from the […]

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Looking for the Liver-Beerds

The women and beer group, Dea Latis, is holding a beer and food tasting evening at The Old Blind School on Hardman Street on Thursday 13th April from 7.30pm. Led by the award-winning Beer Sommelier and beer training expert, Annabel Smith, guests will enjoy fascinating insight into women’s involvement in beer and brewing as well […]

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ROBINSONS BREWERY LAUNCH SIX MOVIE-INSPIRED SEASONAL BEERS FOR 2017

Beer and movies… surely the perfect mix? Well, Robinsons Brewery certainly think so. The 179-year-old Stockport-based brewer has revealed six new seasonal ales for 2017; each inspired by TV and the big screen. Brewers are notorious for ‘pun-y’ beer names and these often appeal to history buffs, space fanatics, scientists, avid bookworms, and national sporting […]

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Lancaster Brewery first in Lancashire to achieve SALSA plus Beer Standard

Lancaster Brewery is toasting its success after being the first brewery in Lancashire to gain the new and highly prized SALSA plus Beer Accreditation. Currently held by only 54 of the 1,500 breweries across the UK, The SALSA plus Beer Standard encourages excellence in the brewing and bottling industry and aids breweries in demonstrating accountability […]

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Hornbeam Brewery (Denton) under new ownership

The award-winning Hornbeam Brewery in Denton, Manchester, has recently been taken over by new ownership to provide an expanding range of the finest cask ales to restaurants and bars throughout the North of England. The new ownership team of David Nabb and James Thompson have a longstanding passion for cask ale, ‘nurtured’ over many years […]

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Cumbrian Brewery Disappointed at "Aggressive" Beer Ruling

A Cumbrian brewery has been left disappointed after a range of beer it produced was deemed to encourage “violent and aggressive behaviour” by alcohol watchdog the Portman Group. Eden Brewery, which is based in Brougham Hall, near Penrith, has withdrawn the name of its Psycho range of beers after a complaint was upheld by the […]

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Blackedge Brewing Company (Horwich), wins Overall Gold & Bronze at Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) North West Regional Beer Competition

Blackedge Brewing Company, based in Horwich, was last night named Overall Champion ‘Cask Beer’ at SIBA’s North West Regional Independent Beer Competition for their ‘Ginger’. They also won the Overall Bronze award for their ‘Dark Mild’. 260 beers, from 50 breweries were judged by approximately 100 independent craft brewers, beer industry representatives and experienced beer […]

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