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Somerville Arms, Leamington Spa

Visitors to the Somerville Arms be warned; swot up on your grammar or face the wrath of a group of know-alls who sit at the bar debating the big issues of the day. To give you some idea of what I mean, a heated debate between three beer boffins and a wine connoisseur reached crisis… Read More »

CAMRA’s Good Beer Knowledge book by Jeff Evans

The new edition of CAMRA’s Beer Knowledge could well be just the thing you need to impress family and friends down the boozer – after all, knowledge is power. Written by award-winning author Jeff Evans, this pocket-sized book is packed with beer facts, feats, records, stats and anecdotes to ensure that you are never lost… Read More »

Caledonian Brewery launches Dark Light 4.7%

Caledonian Brewery extends its range of beers with modern take on a historic style: Dark Light Dark Light, 4.7% ABV, is a brand new innovation from Caledonian Brewery that takes its inspiration from the first lagers ever brewed. With a dark malt character, but light crisp refreshment, Schwarzbier or ‘black beers’ were originally brewed in… Read More »

St Peter’s launches Without alcohol-free beer

St Peter’s Without® is the delicious new brew from St Peter’s Brewery in Suffolk. It’s malty, full-bodied and bursting with flavour – just as you’d expect from a finely brewed ale. Three years in the making, St Peter’s Without® is a real, bona fide choice even for the most ardent beer drinker as it is… Read More »

CAMRA National pub of the year: The final 16

As its launches the latest edition of its Good Beer Guide, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has named the top 16 pubs in the country as part of its nationwide search for the National Pub of the Year. The top 16 features a wide range of different types of pubs, from community owned, to… Read More »

CAMRA Book: Britain’s Best Real Heritage Pub

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has just released the much-anticipated new edition of Britain’s Best Real Heritage Pubs.  This book explores more than 260 pubs throughout the UK which have interiors of real historic significance – some of them stretching back a century or more.  The book has already sold more than 600 copies… Read More »

Camden Town Brewery unveils new look for product range

Camden Town Brewery, the leading London craft brewery, today launches a brand new look. The refreshed product design is supported by a brand new website and an above the line campaign, with tube and bus advertising in London. In addition the Camden team will be hitting the road in their Little Camden beer van to… Read More »

Waitrose launches Farnham White single hop ale

A new beer using a vintage hop variety is being brewed exclusively for Waitrose by Hogs Back Brewery. “Farnham White” is a golden single hop bottled beer brewed by Surrey-based Hogs Back. The beer is made with Farnham White Bine, a traditional hop variety that made the Farnham area affluent in the 17th century, and… Read More »

Moorhouse’s brewery launches Stray Dog ale with pop band New Order

Moorhouse’s brewery of Burnley in Lancashire has joined forces to create a new beer pop group New Order. Stray Dog, 4.2% ABV, is a refreshing and clean tasting golden premium ale, with hints of citrus fruit and lychee, all balanced by a subtle bitterness. Brewed using American Cascade, Centennial and Willamette hops, with English Maris… Read More »

Join the Beer Revolution in Hay-on-Wye

A crumbling stone building in the grounds of a ramshackle castle is home to what might just be the UK’s quirkiest craft beer bottle shop. Beer Revolution, in the world-famous book town of Hay-on-Wye, stocks hundreds of beers from some of the UK’s top microbreweries. Welsh beers feature heavily on its shelves, with innovative and… Read More »

Thwaites 13 Guns aims for Morrisons and Tesco

Award winning Lancashire brewer Daniel Thwaites has won three new listings for its 13 GUNS and LIL BEWDY brands as the growing craft beer market continues to widen its appeal and availability. 13 GUNS 330ml can, a 5.5 per cent American-style IPA won Silver at the Indie Beer Can awards last year and will now… Read More »

Bison Beer Crafthouse opens in Brighton

Late this March will see the opening of Brighton’s first specialist beer shop, Bison Beer Crafthouse, on East Street. The shop, situated just off the seafront, will be offering an eclectic range of beers with over 300 different varieties sourced from around the world. Founders Nick Vardy and Jack Cregan want to enable Brighton beer… Read More »

Purity brewery offers new range of guided tours

Purity brewery has launched a new range of guided tours at its Upper Spernall Farm base, deep in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside. The brewery is easy to access, located just 15 minutes from Stratford upon Avon and only half an hour from Birmingham. It is also a mecca for cyclists thanks to the… Read More »

Elland 1872 Porter claims Champion Winter Beer of Britain title

Elland 1872 Porter has been crowned CAMRA’s Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2015 by a panel of judges at the National Winter Ales Festival at the Roundhouse in Derby. The winning 6.5 per cent abv beer is described in CAMRA’s 2015 Good Beer Guide as a “creamy, full-flavoured porter with rich liquorice flavours and… Read More »

UK pub closures average 29 per week

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is pressing the Government to act now to help save pubs in light of the latest CGA-CAMRA Pub Tracker, which shows that the number of net pub closures in the UK remains high at 29 per week – almost twice the number of pub closures in 2011. These figures… Read More »

Black Sheep Brewery’s Yorkshire Square Ale given cask run

More than 15 years after it was first brewed, Black Sheep Ale is making its much-loved world champion Yorkshire Square Ale widely available as a cask ale for the first time. The limited run will see Yorkshire Square Ale, normally a popular part of Black Sheep’s bottled collection, widely available to the on-trade during the… Read More »

Running Horses, Mickleham, aims to be a firm favourite

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is reopening the Running Horses in Mickleham, one of its four managed pubs, on Friday, November 14. The pub has been given a major refurbishment which has given it a more informal and relaxed atmosphere, while retaining the traditional features that give the building its unique charm. The pub’s menu… Read More »

Woodforde’s Brewery open weekend

In preparation for the festive period, Woodforde’s Norfolk Ales will be offering the opportunity for members of the public to look behind-the-scenes as it opens its brewery doors on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, for a weekend of beer and wine tastings, brewery tours and Christmas gift inspiration from local food and drink… Read More »

Castle Inn, West Lulworth wins CAMRA Real Cider pub award

A traditional 16th century thatched roofed pub in a small Dorset village has walked away with CAMRA’s top Real Cider award after being named Cider Pub of the Year. The Castle Inn, West Lulworth, Dorset has been crowned the best place in the UK to enjoy a pint of Real Cider by CAMRA (the Campaign… Read More »

CAMRA appoints Tim Page as new Chief Executive

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has announced Tim Page as its new Chief Executive, who will start work at the not-for-profit organisation on November 3. Mr Page brings a wealth of experience from the charitable sector, having previously held positions as Chief Executive of the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and former National Director… Read More »