CAMRA pub of the year

CAMRA names Pub of the Year finalists

CAMRA names their best four pubs in the country The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has named the best four pubs in the country as part of its Pub of the Year competition. Weavers Real Ale House, Kidderminster This micropub is deceptively spacious inside, with bench seating along the sides, plenty of tables and a conversational atmosphere. Light and airy, the walls display pictures of old Kidderminster and beer memorabilia. It serves eight beers, four ciders and a perry on handpump. Cobs are always available. Just a short walk from the railway station, this is a convenient stop-off for a pint... read more

Cask Report 2017-18

The Cask Report 2017/18

Drinking real ale is good for the economy: it’s official Trips to coffee shop or restaurant chains are one thing. But visits to the pub for a glass of real ale with its British ingredients are quite another in terms of helping boost the local and national economy. Every pint ordered gives a lift to the nation’s booming brewing industry, and helps to create jobs and keep local pubs open. So says the newly published Cask Report. It shows that each job in brewing generates 18 jobs in pubs, one in agriculture, one in the supply chain and one in shops. At... read more

Flo Vialan Purity Brewery

Flo Vialan named Brewer of the Year

Purity Brewing Company’s director of brewing Flo Vialan has been named ‘Brewer of the Year’ at the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group Beer Awards The highly-prized and prestigious award is one of only a small number handed out annually by the government-related All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group. The fantastic Frenchman, who hails from Lyon and has been Head Brewer with Purity for nearly 11 years, has been recognised for his wide-ranging skills in and out of the brewhouse and for his complete embodiment of Purity’s core values: brewing great beer without prejudice, with a conscience and with a consistency and attention to detail,... read more

Dartmoor Brewery

Dartmoor Brewery unveils major extension

The £400k extension, part-funded by the South West Growth Fund, includes an expansion of production space and a new state-of-the-art boiler system integral to the brewing process. Dartmoor Brewery is projecting a growth curve which will see beer production doubling within the next four years, facilitated by the new extension. The extension increases the floor space of the brewery complex by 40%, and provides additional storage and processing space, ensuring “grain to glass” quality control and beer consistency. The improved infrastructure also ensures on-going compliance with the brewing industry SALSA quality scheme, within which Dartmoor Brewery has recently achieved compliance. Richard... read more