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BrewDog reveals head of new sour facility site

BrewDog has announced Richard Kilcullen as the head of its standalone sour beer facility, Overworks. 

Richard Kilcullen will head BrewDog's Overworks
Tim Bacon

Tim Bacon Foundation launched to help cancer sufferers

10-Jan-2017 - A new charitable foundation has been established in the late Tim Bacon’s name to recognise his achievements, to continue his legacy and to echo his legendary generosity of spirit.

Beer

Camerons raises a glass to Head of Steam anniversary with new beer

10-Jan-2017 - Camerons Brewery has released a special cask beer to celebrate three years of its ownership of the Head of Steam division. 

Punch Takeover

Heineken hits back at SLTA’s Punch deal concerns

09-Jan-2017 - Heineken has played down Scottish industry fears it would become a pub company “monster” north of the border.

MA campaign: #RobbieForRedLion

Nine things Robbie Williams could do with the Red Lion pub if he saves it

09-Jan-2017 - Robbie Williams fans have come out in strong support of The Morning Advertiser’s (MA) campaign to get the popstar to save the Red Lion pub he grew up in to...

Operators

Hippo Inns revealed as new owners of GBPA-winning London pub

09-Jan-2017 - Hippo Inns is to take on the Grafton, in Kentish Town, which was named Great British Pub of the Year in 2014.

MA campaign: #RobbieForRedLion

Get Robbie Williams to save the Red Lion pub

06-Jan-2017 - Fans of pop sensation Robbie Williams are urging the singer to buy his former pub home the Red Lion, which The Morning Advertiser (MA) is backing with its #RobbieForRedLion campaign.

Beer

Craft Beer Co to expand in London after reporting double-digit growth

06-Jan-2017 - The Craft Beer Co hopes to open more sites across London over the next year after reporting a rise in like-for-like sales of 11.3% in 2016.  

Licensing

No ‘pleasure or relief’ at Fabric’s reopening tonight, says boss

06-Jan-2017 - Legendary London nightclub Fabric’s reopening has not made director Cameron Leslie feel either pleased or relieved.

Property

Pop sensation Robbie Williams' pub home for sale

05-Jan-2017 - Robbie Williams's former pub home is up for sale with a guide price of £150,000, but could be turned into flats if no buyers step forward.

Licensee news

"It has been the most incredible adventure": Grafton owners bid goodbye to GBPA-winning pub

05-Jan-2017 - The owners of the London pub named Great British Pub of the Year 2014 have announced they are to leave their acclaimed site.

Property

Pub to be converted into flats to help tackle ‘chronic shortage’ of affordable housing

05-Jan-2017 - A pub in in South Oxhey, near Watford, Hertfordshire, risks being demolished and transformed into new flats, if a planning application is approved. 

My Pub

My Pub: GBPA Winner The Bull, Ditchling, East Sussex

04-Jan-2017 - Set in the heart of East Sussex, the Bull has come a long way in the past 14 years. Now crowned Great British Pub of the Year 2016, this historic pub is, according...

2017 Predictions

2017 Predictions: Innovation and responding to changing trends is the key to 2017 success says Wadworth’s CEO

03-Jan-2017 - Wadworth CEO Chris Welham claims the key to success for the trade this year will be innovation and responding to changing trends.

Beer

‘I always believed in the great British pub’: Titanic Brewery’s Keith Bott to be awarded MBE

03-Jan-2017 - Titanic Brewery director Keith Bott is to receive an MBE for his dedication to the brewing industry. 

Property

‘We couldn’t see another pub go to waste’: Brighton brewery to save 200-year-old pub

03-Jan-2017 - A Brighton brewery has announced today (Tuesday 3 January) plans to save a 200-year-old pub from closing.  

Property

TV daredevil Guy Martin saves Batemans Brewery pub

03-Jan-2017 - Daredevil Guy Martin has saved the local Lincolnshire pub of his youth, Kirmington village’s Batemans Brewery-owned Marrowbone & Cleaver, and spent a considerable amount renovating it.

Openings

December 2016 pub openings

03-Jan-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.

MA XMAS MESSAGE

Merry Christmas and happy new year from the MA

23-Dec-2016 - That's all folks! The Morning Advertiser wishes all its readers a merry Christmas and happy new year.

LEGAL

Home Office urges young people not to use passports as ID

22-Dec-2016 - The Home Office has urged students and young people not to use a passport to verify their age in pubs and clubs.

2017 predictions

Mulholland calls for unity to fight business rates

22-Dec-2016 - The chair of the British Pub Confederation has predicted that the pub industry will be united on at least one thing in the new year.

2017 predictions

2017 predictions: Fleurets forecasts one more pubco exit from tied lease model

21-Dec-2016 - Fleurets has predicted that at least one tenanted pub company will exit the tied lease operating model in 2017.

Beer

Castle Rock brewery to use green-energy brewing process

21-Dec-2016 - Castle Rock Brewery has launched a new year-long renewable energy scheme to make its brewing process more environmentally-friendly.  

2017 Predictions

2017 Predictions: BII says there is no doubt the year ahead will be tough

20-Dec-2016 - British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) CEO Mike Clist has told The Morning Advertiser there is no doubt 2017 will be a tough year for the sector.

Christmas Safety Campaign

‘Better for businesses’: licensee launches Christmas safety campaign

20-Dec-2016 - A licensee has launched a campaign to make sure people stay safe when partying during the festive season.