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Brewer goes nuts for new cask ale

Enjoy a taste of Kent with Cobnut (3.4 per cent ABV), the latest beer released by Shepherd Neame as part of its Cask Club. Cobnut is a light brown ale...

Champion hop doubles up

A variety brimming with pineapple and peach flavours is the hop of the year for the second time. Hawkins Farming’s Harlequin took the title at the Ins...

Brewery numbers fall in 2023

New figures released by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) show there are now fewer breweries in the UK compared to a year ago. SIBA’s UK Brewe...

Strong start to birthday celebrations

To mark the start of its 175th anniversary year, Hook Norton is brewing a series of special beers. First up is 175 Strong Ale (7.5 per cent) a robust,...

Global giant cuts strength of best-selling ale and ups price

Heineken UK, Britain’s biggest brewer, is cutting the strength of its major ale brand John Smith’s Extra Smooth, allegedly to encourage moderate drink...

North pulled back from brink

Award-winning Leeds brewery North Brewing (above) has been rescued from the brink of administration by Kirkstall brewery. North, formerly North Brewin...

Evil canned beer takes top prize

Experiments in Evil, a 10.5 per cent ABV imperial stout from Ampersand Brew Co of Diss, has been named the winner of the inaugural Champion Canned Bee...

Pubco’s strong festive sales continue into new year

Marston’s Group pub company has reported a “strong trading performance” with sales up over the key festive dates. In an update for the 16-week period...

Pubs are more than beer and pies

MPs from all parties came together for a briefing on a new report on the economic and social value of pubs to their communities. The report Inn-Valuab...

Christmas cheer pubs and clubs

December delivered a much-needed boost to pubs with the last Friday of trading before Christmas producing a jump in sales that indicated a resurgence...


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