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 »

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 »

Fraoch heather ale review

Fraoch heather ale has an interesting, mystical story to tell. To my mind at least, Fraoch sounds like a character out of The Hobbit or an expletive Bilbo Baggins might hurl at unsuspecting residents of The Shire after a particularly heavy session down the boozer. The name of this heather ale isn’t the only Tolkein-type… 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 »