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Morgenrot pushes craft wine agenda

Published:  28 March, 2018

If your image of wine tastings involves white table clothes, red trousers and talk of terroir, then Morgenrot’s latest pop up at Block Bar Brighton broke every preconception going.


BrewDog and Cult Wines on fast-track to success

Published:  07 December, 2017

Scotland’s largest independent brewer, a northern pub and restaurant operator and London based fine wine merchant are the three stand out drinks companies to have made it into this year’s list of the UK’s fastest growing businesses.


Chapel Down appoints ex BrewDog head as ‘beer MD’

Published:  04 October, 2017

Chapel Down has appointed Gareth Bath, previous managing director for craft brewer BrewDog, to the newly created position of ‘managing director of beer’.


BrewDog launches in Oxford

Published:  28 September, 2017

BrewDog is continuing its craft beer crusade with the launch of its latest bar in Oxford.


Jerry Lockspeiser: The Problem with Natural Wine

Published:  19 September, 2017

Why aren’t “organic carrots” just called carrots? Why aren’t carrots grown with pesticides called “chemical carrots”?


Halewood aims to put stamp on craft beer with Sadler’s acquisition

Published:  26 June, 2017

Halewood Wines & Spirits is marking itself out as a contender in the global craft beer market via a new investment deal with Sadler’s Brewing Co.


BrewDog predicts ‘beer-fueled’ victory for Jeremy Corbyn

Published:  08 June, 2017

BrewDog has predicted victory for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party in today’s General Election, based on the UK’s first ever poll of the British electorate powered by… beer.


Craft beer and gin exports follow in footsteps of Scotch

Published:  26 January, 2017

Scotch may be one of the UK's greatest export success stories, but craft beer and gin are fast catching up, according to figures released by Defra yesterday to coincide with Burns' Night.


Craft challenge

Published:  11 January, 2017

Gone are the days when all the consumer had to choose between was a can on the supermarket shelf or cask ale from the pub. This has everything to do with the craft beer movement, which – fuelled by the flexibility and creativity afforded to small brewers, an explosion of flavours in hops from the New World and the proliferation of alternative formats – has taken not just the beer but the entire drinks industry by storm in recent years.


Innis & Gunn crowdfunding round raises double its target

Published:  30 November, 2016

Edinburgh-based Craft brewery Innis & Gunn has raised £2.5 million through a four-week crowdfunding campaign - more than double its original target.


Insights: The Age of Craft Beer

Published:  26 September, 2016

'Craft beer' is enjoying a golden age, with new breweries springing up across the UK - and there's still plenty of territory left to explore.


Thirst for craft beer on the rise at Matthew Clark's boutique beer fest

Published:  08 August, 2016

Matthew Clark reported a bumper number of visitors to its Boutique Beers Festival held at British Summertime Hyde Park this summer - up 20% on last year.


Ten tips on how to hit the right note with craft beer

Published:  05 August, 2016

The mighty craft pound has definitely paid off when it comes to specialty beer.


New multi-million pound brewery for Chapel Down's Curious Drinks

Published:  02 August, 2016

Chapel Down has completed the exchange of contracts on a 1.6-acre site to further develop its beer and cider business.


Matthew Clark takes gains in premium beer and cider to summer festival

Published:  05 July, 2016

Matthew Clark is taking its premium beers and ciders to the Hyde Park British Summertime Festival tomorrow, following a surge in demand for global craft beers and ciders.


Grain versus grape: the rise of craft beer

Published:  07 March, 2016

"Stick a cork in it. Wine is done," declared the New York Daily News back in 2013. "Fancy beers in oversize bottles are the hottest items on drink lists at swank restaurants and bars across the city." 


Taking a break from the mainstream

Published:  07 March, 2016

It's often said that Champagne sales are a pretty accurate economic barometer, their fluctuations closely matching the financial health of the nation, fast charting out the highs and lows of boom and bust.


Majestic invites customers on to tasting team in craft beer push

Published:  06 October, 2015

Majestic customers are being given the chance to help choose a British beer to be stocked in all 211 of its stores as part of an Oktoberfest promotion.


Analysis: What is driving the craft beer craze in the on-trade?

Published:  14 September, 2015

There's no doubt the craft beer movement that started in the US has migrated across the pond to UK shores and is here to stay. And with the craft beer boom showing no signs of slowing, the on-trade is poised to capitalise on this unquenchable thirst.


Micropubs on the rise as proportion of outlets serving real ale hits 70% says Camra

Published:  10 September, 2015

The Campaign for Real Ale says seven out of 10 British pubs now serve cask ale.


Rhubarb-growing astrophysicist sends beer into ... Waitrose

Published:  09 September, 2015

A home-brewing Cambridge astrophysicist is to have a beer go on sale in Waitrose after winning a competition run by Derbyshire craft brewer Thornbridge.


Beavertown scoops top brewer award at International Beer Challenge

Published:  08 September, 2015

London's Beavertown Brewery has been named Supreme Champion Brewer in the 2015 International Beer Challenge run by Harpers' sister magazine Off Licence News.


Craft brewer hopes canning investment will persuade people to drink Moor Beer

Published:  28 August, 2015

Bristol-based Moor Beer is the latest leading light in the UK craft beer scene to invest in canning capacity for future growth.


Tom Kitchin collaborates on beer with Isle of Skye Brewing

Published:  21 August, 2015

Morgenrot imports two new brews from Spain's Alhambra

Published:  18 August, 2015

Spanish beer brand Alhambra has launched two new draught products in the UK.


Thornbridge links with Finnish drinks company to open craft beer bar in Helsinki

Published:  18 August, 2015

Derbyshire-based craft brewer Thornbridge is planning to open a bar in the Finnish capital Helsinki.


'Halves more popular than pints for beer' - Camra survey

Published:  12 August, 2015

The half has usurped the pint as the favourite measure for draught beer drinkers according to a survey commissioned by the Campaign for Real Ale.


Euroboozer ships 'biggest range' of US craft beers to hit UK in one go

Published:  24 July, 2015

World beer importer Euroboozer has launched what it claims is the biggest range of American craft beers and ciders to ever land in the UK at one time.


Beer Academy launches first online course to equip on-trade staff with the basics

Published:  17 July, 2015

Training organisation the Beer Academy has launched an online Beer Steward qualification, which enables on-trade staff to gain a sound understanding of the basics of beer, from brewing to serving customers.


Budvar looks to drive tank beer in bar trade with aim of giving outlets a point of difference

Published:  16 July, 2015

Czech brewer Budweiser Budvar is calling on progressive bar owners to create a point of difference in their outlets by adding fresh tank beer to their repertoire.


Green & Pleasant lands cider and golden ale to expand craft range

Published:  15 July, 2015

A craft beer brand sold at the Ritz in London is branching out into cider.


Forecast for the next six months at London's Borough Market: cloudy with a chance of Buckfast

Published:  15 July, 2015

Self-styled culinary researcher and contemporary food designer Bompas & Parr has created a walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail which will go on display to the public in London at the end of this month.


Bottle Apostle blossoms with opening of Primrose Hill store

Published:  10 July, 2015

Independent London wine merchant Bottle Apostle opens its fifth store in the Primrose Hill area on July 18.


American beer, whiskey and Space Invaders unleashed by Brewdog in latest bar concept

Published:  08 July, 2015

The innovation pipeline at Brewdog shows no sign of slowing down with the arrival of yet another on-trade concept.



Craft beer trend brings sharp rise in demand for staff training says Beer Academy

Published:  07 July, 2015

The Beer Academy training group has seen a sharp uplift in interest from pub and bar operators on the back of the craft beer boom.


Electric Bear plans to turn on the craft beer taps in Bath

Published:  03 July, 2015

A former transport IT entrepreneur is investing £300,000 to set-up a brewery and taproom in Bath.


Oddbins 'legend' Daniel makes latest craft beer for retailer's range

Published:  02 July, 2015

Oddbins' adventures into craft beer are continuing with the launch of No 5 Saison.


Borough Market showcases craft beer and food in new festival

Published:  29 June, 2015

London's Borough Market is to host a three-day festival of craft beer and food matching next month.


Craft keg available through small brewers' scheme for the first time

Published:  26 June, 2015

The Society of Independent Brewers has begun to sell craft keg beer through a revamped version of its Direct Delivery Scheme for the first time.


Brewdog takes beer shops to Scotland and plans new bar concepts

Published:  22 June, 2015

Scottish craft beer producer Brewdog is working on a number of new concepts to expand its on- and off-trade retailing footprint.


Brewdog to build brewery and open first bars in US

Published:  11 June, 2015

Brewdog is to build its first brewery outside the UK to supply beer to five bars it intends to open in the US.


Bottle Apostle set to open fourth shop in London

Published:  07 May, 2015

Independent London wine merchant Bottle Apostle is set to open its fourth shop, which will be sited in the former London 2012 Olympic Athlete's village.


Craft beer now used to calculate CPI as sales increase

Published:  18 March, 2015

Craft beer enters the mainstream as it goes in the basket used to calculate inflation for the first time.


Oddbins opens first standalone beer shop

Published:  09 March, 2015

Newly formed New Zealand Craft Beer Collective comes to the UK

Published:  05 February, 2015

The New Zealand Craft Beer Collective, a group of craft brewers that formed in mid-2014, will soon be imported and distributed in the UK.


Matthew Gaughan on what the UK can learn from the rise of craft beers in the US

Published:  16 December, 2014

As in the UK, the beer scene in the US has been transformed over the last 20 years. As mainstream lagers have got blander and colder, craft breweries have sprung up around the country to be greeted by an enthusiastic and increasingly knowledgeable set of drinkers.



Instil Drinks appoints new MD and brings PLB beer portfolio under its wing

Published:  16 December, 2014

Bibendum PLB's beer and niche spirits trading arm Instil Drinks Company has incorporated PLB's extensive beer range into its portfolio, including its flagship Estrella Galicia.


Glynn Davis: a postcard from Porto

Published:  30 October, 2014

Glynn Davis sends us a postcard from Porto, where he finds out what else is on offer besides the fortified wine. 


Tesco lists beer created by army veterans to support Help for Heroes

Published:  28 October, 2014

Tesco has listed a Help for Heroes beer, created by injured veterans with the help of brewer and pub operator Marstons, to help raise funds for wounded servicemen.


Matthew Clark sees British drinks soar in popularity

Published:  21 October, 2014

On-trade drinks supplier Matthew Clark has seen sales of English wines soar by 53% in the past year, with home-grown beers and spirits following suit.


Laine Pub Company takes on original Battersea Jongleurs site

Published:  13 October, 2014

The site of the original Jongleurs comedy club in Battersea, south London, where the likes of Graham Norton, Bill Bailey and Phil Jupitus first made their name, has been transformed in to a major pub operation.


Campaign for Real Ale appoints Tim Page as new chief executive

Published:  29 September, 2014

The Campaign for Real Ale has appointed charity veteran Tim Page as its new chief executive.


British Bottle Company offers expert export service for UK drinks

Published:  25 September, 2014

The British Bottle Company is a new specialist export business dedicated to helping British drinks, including English wine, craft beers and artisanal spirits, gain distribution in key export markets around the world.


Craft beers direct to your office thanks to Deskbeers service

Published:  22 August, 2014

The saying going there is no such thing as a new original business idea, which is probably why there is an equally popular phrase - the greatest form of flattery is imitation. Well here's a business idea that could very easily be adapted to the wine and spirits world. Deskbeers.


Timothy Taylor wins Best Beer in Britain award at Great British Beer Festival

Published:  13 August, 2014


Timothy Taylor's Botlmaker beer has been named the 'Best Beer' in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, London.


Diana Hunter, Conviviality CEO, on the new BB's Warehouse concept

Published:  06 August, 2014

Diana Hunter is chief executive of Conviviality Retail, owner of the Bargain Booze network. Last week the firm announced the launch of a new concept - BB's Warehouse - a destination discount off-licence warehouse. Gemma McKenna finds out more.


Matthew Clark launches 80-strong Boutique Beer range

Published:  22 July, 2014

Matthew Clark will today introduce a new range of 80 different beers to cater to on-trade's fastest growing category.


Costco set to launch new craft beer offer

Published:  01 July, 2014

Costco Wholesale UK is poised to break into the craft beer market, the £1.7bn turnover warehouse club chain has revealed.

Read more... hopes to attract craft beer fans to new social network and beers' sales site

Published:  20 June, 2014 is a new specialist website which hopes to not only promote and sell beers from the best British microbreweries, but also act as a social network for those interested in the new trend for craft beers.


Top beer sommelier says craft beer revolution becoming more mainstream

Published:  04 June, 2014

Craft beer is being taken more seriously in the UK - evidenced by its growing prominence in circles formerly restricted solely to wine, says one of the country's top beer sommeliers.


Oddbins launches own range of craft beers

Published:  08 May, 2014

Oddbins is to launch its own range of craft beers as it looks to build its brand and capitalise on the growing craft beer movement.


BrewDog to open craft beer shop

Published:  24 April, 2014

BrewDog, the maverick Scottish independent brewer, is looking to bring its definitive edgy style to the high street with the opening of its a retail store, BottleDog, which will specialise in craft beers at its first site in London.  


Dedicated craft beer section at London Wine Fair

Published:  01 April, 2014

For the first time in its 34 year history, the London Wine Fair will have a dedicated beer section called the Brewhouse, which will focus on small batch, specialist and craft beers.


?London start-up delivers craft beers straight to desks

Published:  26 February, 2014

The aptly named DeskBeers delivers craft beer to thirsty office workers in London on Friday afternoons.


Marston's to launch new range of craft beers from its regional breweries

Published:  18 February, 2014

Traditional brewer, Marston's  is looking to capitalise on the growing demand for craft beers by launching a new "Revionist" range of six artisan beers which will be unveiled to the trade and public at a special event, Craft Beer Rising, at the Old Truman brewery in London between February 21-23.  



Aurelio craft beer launches to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK

Published:  21 January, 2014

Byron puts its faith in canned craft beers for its premium burgers

Published:  03 December, 2013

Byron, the premium burger chain, is the latest to take craft beers seriously and is this week rolling out a new beer list, expanding its range to 11 and introducing a number of canned beer it sees as the ideal match for a burger.


BrewDog opens craft beer bar in Shepherd's Bush

Published:  02 December, 2013

The BrewDog Brewery, Scotland's largest independent brewery and operator of the lucrative 'Equity for Punks' crowdfunding scheme, has opened its 13 bar in London's Shepherds Bush which will offer its largest beer range with up to 40 craft beers on tap.


Biercraft brings craft beers to independent on- and off-trade

Published:  15 November, 2013

Biercraft is a new drinks distributor that hopes to offer independent wine merchants and premium restaurants the same level of service they are used to receiving from specialist wine suppliers - but for the emerging craft-beer sector.


Biercraft to offer specialist craft beers to independent on and off-trades

Published:  15 November, 2013

Biercraft is a new drinks distributor that hopes to offer independent wine merchants and premium restaurants the same level of service they are used to receiving from specialist wine suppliers, but for the emerging craft beer sector.


BrewDog unveils brewing collaborations at nationwide craft beer festival

Published:  17 October, 2013

This weekend sees Scottish independent brewery BrewDog host a craft beer festival in its UK bars, where it will unveil 12 new beers made in collaboration with craft breweries around the country.


BrewDog founders to front craft beer TV show in US

Published:  01 August, 2013

Maverick Scottish brewer BrewDog is set to take the US by storm, as co-founders James Watt and Martin Dickie front a new craft beer show on NBCUniversal's new Esquire Network.


Craft beer centre stage at Bristol venue

Published:  13 January, 2012

A bar has opened in Bristol specialising in craft beer from around the world.


BrewDog opens Camden craft beer bar

Published:  14 December, 2011

Independent Scottish brewery, BrewDog has opened its first craft beer bar in England, BrewDog Camden.


BrewDog opens second craft beer bar

Published:  21 March, 2011

BrewDog, has officially open the doors to a craft beer bar in Edinburgh's Cowgate which is the second of five bars, in five cities, it plans to open by the end of 2011.


Oddbins to offer local craft beers

Published:  24 November, 2010