West Midlands

Innovation secures top prize for hop grower

Will Kirby and Henry Smith (pictured) of Brook House Hops in Herefordshire have won Hop Farmer of the Year crown at the Royal Three Counties Food & Fa...

Minister opens pub microbrewery

Stratford upon Avon MP and secretary of state for education Nadhim Zahawi officially opened the microbrewery created by licensees Gaynor and Antony Th...

Best bottled beer title’s welcome return

CAMRA’s Champion Bottled Beer of Britain competition returns next Thursday (5 May) at the Coventry Beer Festival following a two-year hiatus due to th...

Pandemic shuts pioneering brewery

The lockdown has forced the closure of a 40-year-old brewery which was in the forefront of the real ale revolution in the 1980s. Wood’s brewery of Wis...

Brewer takes on Jekyll and Hyde

Historic West Midlands brewery Davenports is planning to launch another venue in Birmingham city centre after acquiring a vacant former bar site. The...

Study Buddy encourages men to go back to school

Birmingham Brewing Company has partnered with Open Study College in Solihull to encourage men to invest in their education. Together they’ve created t...

CAMRA beer festivals return  

The festival season is finally upon us. After an almost two-year hiatus, the gathering of beer and  cider lovers is once again on the agenda. While we...

Breweriana auction returns

Do you fancy own in a piece of brewing history? CAMRA’s National Breweriana Auction is planned to be held at Burton Town Hall on Saturday 9 October. D...

Best pub designs revealed

CAMRA has unveiled the winners of its 2020 Pub Design Awards, which aim to recognise the most impressive architecture, design and conservation in Brit...

Brewing archive impresses MP

Local MP Kate Griffiths visited the National Brewery Centre, in the heart of Burton, to find out more about the work of the National Brewery Heritage...


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