North East

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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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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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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Bottled Beer Trend puts East Lancashire Back on the Brewing Map

REAL ale is recognised as the only growing market in the struggling pubs and beer industry and drinkers in East Lancashire are blessed with a myriad of brewers. But sticking out among a wide range of micro-breweries and craft brewers are the long-established Thwaites and Moorhouse’s. Both have only recently concentrated more efforts into bottling […]

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