North West

Blackedge Brewing Co and Redwillow named best brewers in the North West at SIBA Independent Beer Awards

Blackedge Brewing Co and Redwillow Brewery have been named the best independent craft breweries in the North West, taking home the two top spots at the coveted SIBA North West Independent Beer Awards 2018. The prestigious awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and held at the Macron stadium in Bolton, are judged […]

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Brewery taps into growing Far East markets

  A growing brewery is celebrating sending its first beer exports to the Far East, as it expands and explores new markets. Eden Brewery, in Penrith, Cumbria, sent its first consignments of beer to Japan and China this month. Eden, which produces a full range of contemporary, experimental and traditional beers, is exporting a combination […]

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Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery takes the reins at Kircabi Roasters Coffee Shop

Kirkby Lonsdale brewery has taken over a popular independent coffee shop and relocated it within its own premises. Kircabi Roasters, in Kirkby Lonsdale, is now based at Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery’s venue, The Royal Barn. Anthony Gatrell, owner of Kircabi Roasters, made the difficult decision to hand over the reins to owners of The Royal Barn […]

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The Royal Barn raises £1,500 from special Pennine Way beer sales

THE Royal Barn has raised £1,500 in just over two months, as part of an initiative with the Pennine Way National Trail. The Kirkby Lonsdale-based venue is one of the stockists of the special ale, Pennine Ambler, which was launched this summer in a joint initiative alongside two other breweries on the trail. From each […]

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‘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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