January, 2015

Devon and Cornwall breweries unite to rebrand Best beers

St Austell Brewery cask ale Dartmoor Best will become Cornish Best as the Cornish independent family brewer hands over the Dartmoor Best brand name to Dartmoor Brewery.   The Dartmoor Best brand originally became part of the St Austell range in 1993 when its former owner Carlsberg Tetley closed their brewery in Plympton and St […]

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Raise a Glass to Casks: Baltimore brewers are bringing the old-style cask ale back to bars

By Brennen Jensen City Paper Across the pond in the U.K., it’s common to see pub signage proclaiming the availability of “real ale.” As opposed to what, you might wonder? Near beer? Something with artificial hops? What they refer to is the Brit’s traditional brew—naturally carbonated ales served from unpressurized vessels at cellar temperatures (mid-50s F), usually […]

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Titanic Brewery among winners at West Midlands Camra regional awards

  BURSLEM-BASED Titanic Brewery won a series of awards at the West Midlands Camra (Campaign for Real Ale) regional awards for 2014. The brewery’s Plum Porter won specialist beer of the year, while the regular Titanic Stout won in the stout category. Read more: http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Titanic-Brewery-winners-West-Midlands-Camra/story-25816852-detail/story.html#ixzz3O9YgUsSt Follow us: @SentinelStaffs on Twitter | sentinelstaffs on Facebook Read more: http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Titanic-Brewery-winners-West-Midlands-Camra/story-25816852-detail/story.html#ixzz3O9YXOUIG Follow us: @SentinelStaffs […]

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Liberation Group acquires Butcombe Brewery

The Liberation Group has acquired Butcombe Brewery, bringing together two of Britain’s best-known independent brewery and pub companies, which will now have 94 pubs, bars and eateries, two breweries brewing over 30,000 barrels of award winning beer as well as retail and wholesale operations employing more than 750 staff. The Liberation Group, the award winning […]

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SIBA supports Tryanuary

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is supporting Tryanuary, the new initiative that encourages drinkers to seek out new independent breweries, beers, bars and bottle shops during January. SIBA has contacted all its members – brewers, suppliers and pubs – to enlist their support for Tryanuary.  A number of SIBA brewers are already among the […]

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Cumbrian Brewery celebrates historic grain

A CUMBRIAN brewery will be the only one of the county’s more than 30 beer producers to take part in an international celebration of the grain that made history. The Maris Otter 50th Beer Festival in September 2015 will mark the extraordinary success of Maris Otter malting barley – revered among ale brewers as the […]

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