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A Champion and a Charity Cheque at Hogs Back Harvest Festival

Hogs Back Brewery has marked a successful hop harvest with a party, which included a £7,500 charity donation and the triumphant return of Paralympic double gold medallist Georgie Hermitage, who used to work at the brewery. Over the course of the day around 800 guests attended the Hop Harvest Festival at the brewery in Tongham, […]

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Five more medals for Hogs Back Brewery

Surrey craft brewer Hogs Back is celebrating after winning a further five medals, awarded at the recent International Beer Challenge 2016. Hogs Back’s ‘A over T’ (Aromas over Tongham) took two Gold medals: one in the Ale category, in which it was blind tasted against hundreds of competing beers, and one for bottle design, where […]

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Wheaty McWheat Face wins Wheat Beer Challenge

West Berkshire Brewery has secured a seasonal listing this autumn with M&B’s leading Castle group of pubs for Wheaty McWheat Face, its new beer brewed for Imbibe Live’s Wheat Beer Challenge, as well as a trip for two to visit the Pilsner Urquell brewery in the Czech Republic. Beating off Boss Brewing, Harviestoun, Little Beer […]

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West Berkshire Brewery scoops three new awards

West Berkshire Brewery (WBB) have added three new awards to their ever expanding trophy cabinet. Two gold awards were won at the Society of Independent Brewers Association (SIBA) South East competition on Friday 8th July. The craft brewery were also champion of the Imbibe Live Wheat Beer Challenge 2016 which took place at Olympia, London. […]

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‘Black Cat’ & ‘Windsor & Eton’ Beers Named Best in London & South East by Brewers

Yesterday evening saw beers from East Sussex’s Black Cat Brewery and Berkshire’s Windsor & Eton Brewery take home Gold in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) South East Independent Beer Awards. SIBA Chairman Guy Sheppard, who presented the awards and is himself a brewer, had this to say on the entries this year, “The quality […]

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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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COTSWOLD BREWING COURSE MAKES HISTORY AT ROYAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

The first ever brewing course at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester (RAU), in its 171 year history, will be taking place later this month, on 7-11 March 2016. A refresher course for the Institute of Brewing & Distilling’s Diploma Level, its participants will include trainee brewers from local Cotswolds breweries Gloucester Brewery, Hook Norton Brewery […]

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New Courses from the Brilliant Beer Company

Diploma Programme 2016 Are you wanting to study for the IBD exams? The Brilliant Beer Company, through the IBD accredited training scheme, is pleased to offer training for the for candidates wishing to sit the IBD examinations for the Diploma 1 in brewing for June 2016 and the GCB in May & November 2016. Diploma […]

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SIBA named as ‘Official Partner’ of Craft Beer Rising London

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), has today been named as the Official Partner of the Craft Beer Rising beer festival in London. The highly successful craft beer festival is now in its third year and has partnered with trade organisation SIBA, who represent Britain’s independent craft brewers, to deliver another fantastic event in the […]

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