Category Archives: News

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 »

Magna Carta beer launched at St Albans Beer Festival

Magna Carta, a beer that will celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Great Charter in 2015, will be unveiled in September by Windsor and Eton Brewery and will be available at the St Albans Beer and Cider Festival. St Albans is significant in the 800th anniversary of the signing because a year… Read More »

Bath Ales Gem triumphs at the International Beer Challenge

West Country brewer and pub operator Bath Ales is jubilant after its flagship beer, Gem, was awarded one of the most prestigious international brewing awards. The International Beer Challenge considers over 500 brews from more than 30 countries and Bath Ales’ Gem received not only a Gold Medal but also went on to win the… Read More »

Big Bottle Beer Fair hits Edinburgh

The Big Bottle Beer Fair returns for a third year with a host of Scottish brewers, including Tempest, Brewdog, Stewart’s, Alechemy, and also a couple of special guests. It’s a great chance to try lots of beer and learn all about the craft brewing scene. No experience needed, just a love of beer. WHAT IS… 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 »

Bath Ales invites you to go behind the scenes

There is a fun day ahead for west country beer lovers this weekend when popular brewer Bath Ales is opening its doors on Saturday, September 13, giving the public a chance to discover first-hand how the brewery turns malt, hops and water into delicious beer. The free event is part of Bristol Beer Week and… Read More »

Good Beer Guide 2015 launched

The Good Beer Guide 2015 has just been released but that’s not the only good reason why beer drinkers should be raising their glasses. 170 new breweries have started up in the UK in the last 12 months according to the Good Beer Guide 2015, published by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) today. There… Read More »

Great American Beer Festival 2014, Denver, Colorado

American beer lovers are working themselves into a frenzy as the countdown to this year’s Great American Beer Festival edges towards the start of the eagerly-anticipated event. Presented by the Brewers Association, the 33rd annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) brings together beer beginners, enthusiasts and geeks to bond over their common love of beer.… Read More »

Bath Ales’ Forest Hare output increased by 35,000 pints

The weather may be about to turn colder but one brewery is embracing change by increasing output on previous years of it’s autumnal tipple. West country brewer Bath Ales has produce an extra 35,000 pints of its newest seasonal ale, Forest Hare. The beer made its debut in 2012 – and its hoppy flavour and… 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 »

Good Pub Guide editors say pub industry is booming

British pubgoers have reasons to be cheerful according to the editors of the Good Pub Guide 2015which has just been released. After years of doom and gloom, the pub scene is finally booming Alisdair Aird and Fiona Stapley, the editors of the guide, believe that after years of doom and gloom, the pub scene is… Read More »

Innis and Gunn Rare Oak Pale Ale launched

With Scottish independence a hot topic at present, Innis & Gunn is hoping to get a universal seal of approval for its latest seasonal, Rare Oak Pale Ale (5.8 per cent ABV); a beer that gives a nod to Scotland’s brewing past and epitomises the national flair for innovation. The Edinburgh-based independent brewer has carefully… Read More »

Norwegian brewery Mack removes stocks of fart-smelling beer

A Norwegian brewery removed all stocks of one of its beers last week after complaints from consumers of its foul-smelling aroma, reports Norway’s English language website, The Local. A fault in the manufacturing process at Tromsø-based brewers Mack – producers of Isbjørn (Polar beer) – created a drink which left many customers holding their noses.… Read More »

Saltaire Brewery’s Saltaire Pride to be stocked by Morrisons

Award-winning Yorkshire craft brewery Saltaire is to launch Saltaire Pride into 75 Morrisons stores throughout West Yorkshire this month. The new listing is part of Morrisons’ focus on offering local and regional products. Saltaire Pride is a classic English pale bitter, with a light malt base and a spicy fruitiness from the Challenger, Bramling Cross… 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 »

Bath Ales and Bath Rugby join forces

Two of Bath’s most popular institutions have joined forces in what promises to be an exciting union for both parties. West Country brewer, Bath Ales, has come on board as an official partner of Bath Rugby in time for the start of the new Aviva Premiership season. The two-year agreement, which starts immediately, is the… Read More »

Hop to it! Adnams needs you to help create new beer

Adnams has launched a county-wide appeal for donations of wild and garden hops and is urging beer lovers to report sightings of them growing to help create a new Wild Hop beer, due to be launched this autumn. The recipe for the new beer – which is set to be an amber pale ale –… Read More »