January, 2013

Barrels of festive cheer for Moorhouse’s brewery

Burnley brewery Moorhouse’s has hailed a record-breaking Christmas with sales hitting almost 600,000 festive pints. The Accrington Road firm’s sales were up nine per cent on figures from December 2011, thanks in part to a host of national pub chains snapping up its Pendle witch-themed ales. The December sales success followed similar growth during November […]

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The Beer Innovation Summit 2013

Tickets are still available for the Beer Innovation Summit, organised by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser. The event takes place on Tuesday 12th February at the new home of the Football Association, St. George’s Park, Burton upon Trent. The summit is for major, regional and craft brewers, beer brand owners, drinks company executives and anyone with […]

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New Award from SIBA to recognise outstanding contribution to brewing

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has created a new award to recognise outstanding contribution to the brewing industry – the SIBA Silver Tankard.  Nominations are invited between now and 31 January and the tankard will be presented to this year’s recipient at BeerX, SIBA’s celebration of British beer, in March. The Silver Tankard aims […]

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Thousands set to gather for Sheffield beer festival

Up to 700 real ales from across the UK will be served when hosts the Society of Independent Brewers’ holds its annual festival in Sheffield. The BeerX Festival is set to be one of the biggest in Britain – and is set to attract at least 5,000 people when it takes place at Ponds Forge […]

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Gold Again for Hawkshead Brewery

NZPA wins another medal, this time with a Taste Cumbria Gold Award. It was one of 40 Gold’s given to producers in Cumbria as part of the 2013 Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards. Around 200 products, across 7 categories (meat, dairy, bread, desserts, condiments, beer & miscellaneous) were judged by a panel in November, […]

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Hallidays team members help to raise money for Seashell Trust

Two accountants from Hallidays Accountants LLP, helped to raise money for the Seashell Trust this Christmas by packing bags at Marks and Spencers in Handforth, Wilmslow. Natalie Bryan and Liz Ridley, along with other Seashell Trust volunteers, kindly donated their time during the festive period to help busy shoppers with their bag packing. Liz, an […]

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Senior Appointment at Purity Brewing Co

« Purity appoints new chairman to its board of directors « Simon Brown joins the team as of 01 January 2013 Warwickshire-based Purity Brewing Co recently appointed a new chairman to its board of directors. Simon Brown joined the company on 01 January, bringing with him a wealth of industry expertise. The timing of the […]

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Cumbrian Brewery Bucks Economic Trend

Hawkshead Brewery in the Lake District reports a 17.5% increase in production in 2012, comprehensively bucking the economic trend. Production rose to 5,250 barrels (190,000 gallons or 1.5 million pints). This level of growth was made possible by the brewery’s second major investment in plant and equipment in its ten year life. Hawkshead’s Alex Brodie […]

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Got a Cold? Have a Beer.

Sapporo Breweries-backed study shows that beer contains chemicals that could counter colds As the majority of us continue to trudge through the cold, virus-heavy winter months, sniffling and sneezing, a warm ray of hope shines out from Japan. Sapporo Breweries, one of the country’s oldest beer makers, funded a study that has discovered that hops […]

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