wales and west

Grey Trees Brewery & Purple Moose come out on top at SIBA Wales & West Independent Beer Awards

Grey Trees Brewery and Purple Moose Brewery took the top awards in SIBA’s Wales & West Independent Beer Awards, which took place at Ludlow Festival. The American hopped ‘Afghan Pale Ale’ by Grey Tress Brewery took home the overall Gold in the cask beer competition, whereas the rich and chocolatey ‘Chocolate Moose’ by Purple Moose […]

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Stroud Brewery celebrates 10th Anniversary with the launch of their first canned organic products and plans for sustaining future growth.

Organic real ale producer, Stroud Brewery, celebrated their 10th year in business with the launch of their first organic canned products: Alederflower & IPA. The Alederflower is a subtle elderflower infused pale ale with organic Cascade and Nelson Sauvin hops and a 4.9% ABV. The second is a juicy, hop forward IPA at 5.6% ABV […]

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Salopian and Gloucester Brewery take home top awards in the SIBA Wales & West Beer Competition 2016

Winners from the ‘Wales & West’ beer competition, run by The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), have been announced today, with Salopian brewery taking home the much coveted overall Gold in the cask competition with ‘Hoptwister’ and Gloucester Brewery winning overall champion in the small pack (bottle and can) competition with Gloucester Gold. Beers from […]

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Are restaurants missing out on the craft-brewed beer boom?

New research shows 1 in 3 people would visit restaurants more often if they served a range of independent craft brewed beer New independent research released by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) shows that more than 1 in 3 people would visit restaurants more often if they served a range of craft brewed […]

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Wood's bottle a Beauty!

Wood Brewery is launching a bottled version of Shropshire Hills Beauty, its increasingly popular cask conditioned draught beer. South Shropshire brewers Wood’s created the 4.2% ABV draught beer in 2008 as a limited edition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beauty proved so popular that Wood’s have […]

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Wood's and Holdens big in publican's 50-year history

A couple who pioneered serving pub bar food in the West Midlands are this month (July) celebrating 50 continuous years in the licensed trade – and have stuck to selling local real ales throughout that time. Even when real ales were going out of fashion, Peter and Cecile Williams stuck by the policy of offering […]

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