Meantime is to open a pilot brewery to focus on new product development

SABMiller buys London craft brewer Meantime

By Michael Stones

Drinks multinational SABMiller has acquired London craft brewery Meantime Brewing Company, continuing the recent trend of beverage giants investing in craft brewers.

Boris Johnson pulls the other one

Election 2015

Politicians ‘pull the other one’ – down the pub

By Michael Stones

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) received a big political boost today (May 1), as the top contenders for Prime Minister David Cameron and Ed Miliband both joined 1,000 other prospective MPs in pledging to support the pressure group’s campaigns.

More Britons said cheers to a beer this year

Beer bounces back this year: Mintel

By Michael Stones

More British drinkers said cheers to beer this year, as sales bounced back from recession, according to market research organisation Mintel.

Scientists are recreating 170-year old beer from a shipwreck

Shipwrecked beer recreated by scientists

By Nicholas Robinson

A 170-year old beer found in a shipwreck is to be recreated by the Finnish-based brewery Stallhagen and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Flying the flag for the UK in Italy are Acorn Brewery's brewer Bruce Woodcock (l) and owner Dave Hughes (r)

Barnsley beer set for Italy

By Laurence Gibbons

Italians will soon be enjoying the taste of Barnsley after one brewer sent 3,500 pints of its ale to Italy.

Snake Venom is just one of Brewmeister's brands – others include Black Hawk and Neon Blonde

Brewmeister’s Snake Venom beer marketing blasted

By Rod Addy

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an online beer advert for misleading consumers over its alcohol content and placing “undue emphasis on the alcoholic strength” of the product.

Real ale has almost doubled its market share over the past decade, CAMRA claims

UK brewers drink to bumper year

By Rod Addy

The UK saw 170 breweries spring up in the past 12 months, a figure driven by small independent brewers, according to the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA’s) Good Beer Guide 2015.

Adnams says sales and profits are looking up

Adnams brewery hails ‘bright times’ ahead

By Michael Stones

Suffolk brewery Adnams is saying cheers to “brighter times emerging”, after posting operating profits up by 29% to £862,000 for the six months to June 30.

Daniel Thwaites brands include Wainwright cask and bottled beer

Daniel Thwaites pinpoints new brewery and HQ site

By Rod Addy

Daniel Thwaites has safeguarded 320 jobs by identifying a site for its new brewery and headquarters close to its existing Blackburn facility, home to its activities for more than 200 years.

BottleDog will provide the knowledge and equipment to help grow the next generation of brewers

BrewDog opens school for next generation of brewers

By Laurence Gibbons

Scotland’s largest independent brewery BrewDog has opened a new bottling shop and school in London that will help grow the next generation of brewers, according to the firm’s boss.


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