Small Brewer Duty Reform Coalition

Small Brewers Duty Reform Coalition gathers pace

Small Brewers Duty Reform Coalition launches independent review The Small Brewers Duty Reform Coalition gathers pace with respected consultancy Europe Economics chosen to undertake an independent review, following a rigorous tender process. An online survey will be launched shortly allowing all brewers the opportunity to take part in the review. Key industry stakeholders such as SIBA and CAMRA are also being consulted. The coalition is now more than 60 breweries strong, with new members including Portobello Brewery, the Edinburgh Beer Factory, Dartmoor Brewery, Kirkstall Brewery, Wimbledon Brewery and Pilgrim Brewery, whose founder Dave Roberts was one of the architects behind the... read more

America Brewers Assoc

American Craft Beer Exports Continue to Grow in UK

American Craft Beer Exports Exceed All-Time Global High with $121 Million The Brewers Association (BA) – the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent American craft brewers – today reported export data for the American craft beer industry in 2016. Supported by the BA’s Export Development Program (EDP), craft beer export volume increased by 4.4 percent in 2016, now totalling 465,617 barrels and worth $121.4 million. Growth was seen across the world, most notably in the Asia-Pacific region (not including Japan) which grew 12.9 percent. Japan, alone, increased by an astounding 22.6 percent. In the UK, American craft beer exports grew by... read more

George & Dragon pub in Hudswell

George & Dragon Hudswell named CAMRA pub of the year

Co-operative pub takes CAMRA Pub of the Year crown A small village pub which was saved from closure by the local community has won CAMRA‘s National Pub of the Year award. When the George & Dragon pub in Hudswell closed in 2008 it left the small North Yorkshire village with no other facilities for its residents apart from a village hall. Within two years, the community banded together to form the Hudswell Community Pub Ltd group and bought back the pub, re-opening in June 2010 after extensive renovations. The community was determined that the George & Dragon would offer far more than... read more

CAMRA name their champion winter beer

Moor’s Old Freddy Walker is crowned Champion Winter Beer of Britain at the National Winter Ales Festival A brewery owned by a Californian has scooped the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) prestigious Champion Winter Beer of Britain award on the opening day of the National Winter Ales Festival, taking place in Norwich this year. Following over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, Old Freddy Walker (7.5 per cent ABV) from the Bristol-based Moor Beer Company impressed judges with its incredible balance of flavours. Moor brewery made CAMRA history earlier this year after producing... read more