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Beer Marketing Awards 2015

Beer Marketing Awards 2015

Last night (April 14th) the brewing industry celebrated its brightest marketing minds when breweries and agencies up and down the country attended the Beer Marketing Awards at London’s iconic Truman Brewery. The awards recognise the very best in beer marketing, with categories from best ad campaign through to best stunt. The judges, lead by beer writer, Pete Brown, included leading on and off trade operators, beer journalists, bloggers and award-winning marketeers. Pete Brown said: “The principle behind the awards was to celebrate great marketing across the sector – regardless of whether you’re a mainstream lager brand creating a large scale TV [...]

2011 – the year just past

Looking back it seems at first glance that 2011 was much like 2010. Thinking about it though, I enjoyed 2011 very much. My business is still going – even if chasing up late-payers is taking up more and more of my time. aletalk.co.uk is getting more and more visitors. Many more people voted in our Britain’s Best Beer competition than the previous year – a competition kindly sponsored by our friends at Ales By Mail. I turned 50 and to top it all I helped brew a beer, in a brewery, beer that has been sold to the public, beer that has been well [...]

CAMRA CBOB 2011

Mighty Oak brewery’s Oscar Wilde has been crowned the ‘Best Beer’ in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Complete List of winners: Overall winners Champion Beer of Britain – Mighty Oak, Oscar Wilde (3.7% ABV, Maldon, Essex) Second – Marble, Chocolate (5.5% ABV, Manchester, Gtr Manchester) Third – Salopian, Shropshire Gold (3.8%ABV, Shrewsbury, Shropshire) Mild category Gold- Mighty Oak, Oscar Wilde (3.7% ABV, Maldon, Essex) Silver- Rudgate, Ruby Mild (4.4% ABV, York, North Yorkshire) Bronze- Coastal, Merry Maidens (4% ABV, Redruth, Cornwall) Bitter category Gold- Salopian, Shropshire Gold (3.8%ABV, Shrewsbury, Shropshire) Silver- Teignworthy, Reel Ale (4% ABV, Newton Abbot, Devon) Joint Bronze- Triple fff, Alton’s Pride (3.8% ABV, Alton, [...]