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

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