Master brewer Steve Wellington

Master Brewer Steve Wellington to retire

Master Brewer Steve Wellington passes on the William Worthington’s barrels Molson Coors (UK & Ireland) today announces the retirement of Steve Wellington, Master Brewer at the William Worthington’s Brewery, later this summer. Steve started working for Bass in 1965; a year after the Worthington’s brewery was demolished, and brewed both Bass and Worthington’s beers. After a period of running a firm instructing people how to brew at home, Wellington returned to Bass in 1994 to run the White Shield microbrewery as part of the Brewing Museum in Burton. From there, he began brewing some of the beers Burton had lost: Worthington’s [...]

New Map Search for UK Breweries

We’ve just updated the search on our site so that every UK Brewery is listed on a map. Simply zoom in and select a brewery, then you can ‘click through’ and get details of that brewery, including all the beers that they brew !! See the New Search Here

Government appoints minister for pubs

Wentworth MP John Healey has been given the task of heading up a strategy to help save Britain’s pubs. Last week, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) said the rate of pub closures had slowed from 52 a week in the first half of 2009 to 39 a week. Healey, also housing and planning minister, is to head a task force of five ministers who will draw up a plan to help pubs. The BBPA hailed the decision as “great news” and a “clear sign” that its campaigns, Axe the Tax and I’m Backing the Pub, had had an impact. Good idea? [...]