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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 »

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 »

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 »

Young drinkers turn to real ale

New research released to mark the launch of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2015 shows that over a third of young people aged 18-24 have tried real ale and of those 87 per cent would drink it again. The book’s publisher CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, say that interest in real ale is increasing year… Read More »

Spinner and Bergamot pub celebrates 300 years

Historic British boozers are much-loved and admired the world over, so when a pub hits an important landmark, it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a celebratory pint or two. Patrons of the Spinner and Bergamot pub in Comberbach, Cheshire, raised a glass in celebration as the Inn celebrated its 300th birthday. Built in 1714 and… Read More »

CAMRA’s best pubs in Britain

The best pubs in Britain as judged by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, have been released to mark the launch of the Good Beer Guide 2015, which publishes today. The 16 regional finalists of CAMRA’s Pub of the Year competition will go forward and have a chance to win the National Pub of the… Read More »

Guinness launches into craft beer market

Guinness have branched out into the increasingly competitive craft beer market with the launch of two new drinks. Brand owner Diageo estimates the launch will deliver £58m incremental value to the Premium Ales category over the next two years across both the on and off trade1 a £5m marketing campaign. The new dark beers mark… Read More »

CAMRA releases Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs book

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has launched the new edition of its guide to pubs with real historic significance in Yorkshire and Humber. Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs was revealed to the world at the 300-year-old Whitelocks pub in Leeds at the end of August. The book is a stunning full-colour guide to the pubs… Read More »

Iron Maiden’s Trooper ale wins BBI award

Premium British Beer Trooper, has rocked the real ale world by winning gold in the British Bottlers’ Institute Competition 2014 (BBI). The beer was famously created in 2013 by Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson and handcrafted at Robinons Brewery in Cheshire and has proved a bit hit with real ale fans all over the UK.… Read More »

Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker named Champion Beer of Britain

After over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is today proud to announce that Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker has been crowned the ‘Best Beer’ in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, London. The West Yorkshire brewed real ale was judged… Read More »

CAMRA Pub Design Awards 2014

CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) has launched its National Pub Design Awards 2014 in a quest to find the most stunningly designed pubs in the UK. The awards, held in association with English Heritage and the Victorian Society, recognise high standards of architecture in the refurbishment and conservation of existing pubs, and the construction… Read More »

Woodman, Woodmansterne hosts beer festival

The Woodman in Woodmansterne is making history this month by hosting the Surrey village’s first ever official real ale festival. The event takes place from May 23-25 and has plenty on offer beer buffs. The pub, which is owned and operated by the award-winning Stonegate Pub Company, is celebrating locally brewed ales and craft beers… Read More »

Wobbly Munk named best UK cider

Springfield Wobbly Munk may sound like one of Homer Simpsons drinking buddies, but cider connoisseurs will recognise it as the UK’s new champion cider for 2013. CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) is celebrating it’s 25th year of campaigning for real cider and perry and recently announced the winners of the National Cider and Perry… Read More »

London pubs close at net rate of two a week

London pubs close at net rate of two a week according to CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) who raised concerns at a summit on protecting London’s pubs recently. The summit at City Hall, which was hosted by the consumer group and Assembley Member Tom Copley, brought together London Councillors, MPs, Assembly Members and pub campaigners… Read More »

Backyard Brewhouse in Brownhills launches brewery tours

A revamped brewery which is set to launch tours next month has also announced plans to offer customers a new range of beers. The Backyard Brewhouse in Brownhills, near Walsall in the West Midlands, recently spent £250,000 on upgrading its facilities while also increasing its beer output from 15 barrels a week to 60. Founded… Read More »

Rock Legends Iron Maiden launch Trooper real ale

Rock legends Iron Maiden have teamed-up with an English brewery to launch their own beer. Entitled Trooper, after one of the band’s favourite hits, the tipple was developed by lead singer Bruce Dickenson who assisted staff during several visits to Stockport-based brewery Robinsons. Dickenson is a long-time lover of traditional English real ale and was… Read More »

Frog Island Brewery put up for sale

Have you ever toyed with the idea of running your own brewery? I know I have. Well, perhaps this is your big chance. The owners of the award-winning Frog Island Bewery based in Northamptonshire are after a fresh challenge and have put their business up for sale. Husband and wife team Bruce and Mandy Littler… Read More »