Cwtch Champion Beer of Britain

CAMRA name their Champion Beer of Britain

Cwtch from Tiny Rebel has been crowned Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival After over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, the Campaign for Real Ale, CAMRA, has announced that today Tiny Rebel’s Cwtch has been crowned the Best Beer in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, London. The Newport brewed real ale was named the Supreme Champion over a host of other finalists in ten different beer categories (Bitters, Best Bitters, Strong Bitters, Golden Ales, Milds, the Speciality class and also the winter beer styles of [...]

Hardknott Nuclear Sunset

Hardknott Launches Nuclear Sunset

Hardknott Brewery has just unveiled its Nuclear Sunset beer – a product dreamed up to promote nuclear peace and commemorate the Hiroshima and Nagasaki catastrophes. Dave Bailey, former Sellafield engineer and head of Hardknott Brewery, produced the beer to highlight his concerns about the future of nuclear. While fully supportive of nuclear power as part of the solution for renewable energy, Dave has admitted he is concerned about the destructive power of nuclear weapons. After tasting a Japanese wheat beer recently which they really liked. The guys thought they could do something really similar, perhaps even better, and make it [...]

Cask Marque Announces 1000th Ale Ambassador

Cask Marque Announces 1000th Ale Ambassador

Cask Marque, the industry watchdog for quality beer, has announced they have trained their 1000th Ale Ambassador registered on their Caskfinder Ale Trail. Helen Casey, from Salford attended the Ale Ambassador course at Marstons Burton. The ‘Ale Ambassadors’ are consumers who are passionate about quality of beer and actively seek out Cask Marque accredited pubs. Their prize included a day at the brewery, a brewery tour, beer styles knowledge, a tasting session, technical handling of beer, and how to identify faults and off flavours in beer. Helen was very positive about her course “The Ale Ambassadors course was fantastic. The [...]