July, 2015

Why beer is a better drink to serve with food than wine

Beer is better paired with fine food than wine, and can be served in flutes and tumblers, says Jane Peyton, The Beer Academy’s Sommelier of the Year   Britain’s Beer Sommelier of the Year has claimed, as she advises hosts to serve it a Champagne flute or brandy snifter rather than traditional pint glasses. Jane […]

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Purity Brewing Co. takes National Sustainability Award

Purity’s unrivalled dedication to eco-friendly brewing has gained national recognition after the Warwickshire brewery was named Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year at the Made in the UK Awards. The ceremony, which took place at St George’s Hall in Liverpool, saw Purity pitched against four other regional winners, with the Midlands based brewer coming out on […]

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Welbeck Abbey News

Here at Welbeck Abbey Brewery we’re elated to announce that our first pub ‘The Portland House’ is currently being planned, prepped and polished ready for opening in August. Situated on Ecclesall Road in Sheffield, our little boozer will be entirely dedicated to ethically sourced food and drink with provenance; a fine balance between the heritage […]

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Major Industry Award Win For Springhead’s Flagship Brew

Last week local craft micro-brewery Springhead, based near Retford, North Notts, were presented with a Silver Award at the East Midlands Champion Beer of Britain competition, to add to the rafter of awards received for their flagship brew, Roaring Meg, which also celebrates the 25thyear in production this month.   Their MD, Helen Teasdale, was […]

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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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Dartmoor Brewery appoints former Diageo executive as its new managing director

Dartmoor Brewery has appointed drinks industry expert, Tim Hobbs, as managing director to spearhead further growth at the craft brewery based in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.   Drinks industry sales and marketing specialist, Tim Hobbs, who has held senior board roles at Diageo, William Grant International and was responsible for launching Ireland’s most […]

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The Sun Newspaper named Beer Drinker of 2015

The Sun Newspaper has been named the “Beer Drinker of the Year” by All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group Chairman, Andrew Griffiths, MP for Burton on Trent.  The presentation was made last night at the Beer Group’s Annual Awards Dinner that attracted over 200 MPs, Peers and senior industry figures. Presenting the award Andrew said “For the […]

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