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Europe ups its craft game as new leader of NPD

Published:  06 November, 2018

Europe is reclaiming its reputation as the hub of the beer world as it overtakes the US as the biggest driver of NPD in the craft segment. Jo Gilbert looks at the re-emergence of the world’s oldest beer market.

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Hanging Ditch founder sets out to challenge ‘normal wine merchant model’ with new venture

Published:  01 November, 2018

Hanging Ditch founder Ben Stephenson has revealed the plans for his latest venture - a wine retail, entertainment and social space that works from morning to night.

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Demand for craft spirits in the US shows no sign of slowing

Published:  24 October, 2018

The appetite for craft spirits in the United States - arguably the nation behind the boom in craft drinks worldwide - still packs a major punch new research suggests. 

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Chapel Down appoints head of brewing for its Curious Brewery arm

Published:  16 October, 2018

Chapel Down has appointed Matthew Anderson of AB InBev to the newly created position of head of brewing & production.

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Chapel Down’s brewery arm enters the on-trade with new brew

Published:  28 June, 2018

Curious Brewery, owned by English winemaker Chapel Down, has added a second edition to its Curiouser & Curiouser portfolio – the first of its brews that will be available in the on-trade.

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Jerry Lockspieser: Selling equity in your business - great for growth or dancing with the devil?

Published:  26 June, 2018

Much is being written these days about consumers wanting authenticity, honesty and transparency in the products they buy, and the companies they buy them from. The news from across the drinks aisle that craft brewer Beavertown has sold an undisclosed minority stake to corporate giant Heineken for £40m raises interesting questions in this arena.

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The indies tapping into craft beer

Published:  29 May, 2018

Talk into an indie merchant in 2018 and while you may be faced with wall upon wall of wine from here, there and everywhere, you’re just as likely to encounter a kaleidoscopic display of beers and ciders in bottles, cans, growlers and kegs.

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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.

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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.

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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’.

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BrewDog launches in Oxford

Published:  28 September, 2017

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

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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”?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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