The knowledge: The Beer & Cider Academy has various different levels of training available

How to become a Beer Sommelier (Part One)

By James Beeson

With the number of breweries in the UK now around the 2,000 mark, and beer imports showing no signs of slowing down, it’s more important than ever for bar staff to be educated about the different types of beer on the marketplace.

Shock: Britain could run out of beer

Beer stocks low due to CO2 shortage

By Nicholas Robinson

Brewers large and small are running low or have run out of products as the Europe-wide CO2 shortage worsens, putting a stop to brewing and packaging for many.

Going global: The series has seen Foupure create beers with six breweries each from a different continent

Fourpure kicks off Continental Collaboration tour

By James Beeson

Fourpure Brewing Co has officially unveiled the six collaboration beers that make up its new Continental Collaboration series, ahead of a roadshow of events throughout June and the first week in July.

Charity champs: the report also found that a third of independent breweries now have a taproom

8 out of 10 independent brewers support charity

By James Beeson

Some 82% of independent breweries have supported a charity in the past 12 months, according to new research into the impact of breweries in their local communities.

Packaging issue: a complaint against the design of Tiny Rebel's Cwtch Welsh Red Ale was upheld

Growth in ‘nostalgia-based marketing’ on drinks

By Nikkie Sutton

Nostalgic references to the sweets, clothes and cartoons of yesteryear saw a number of drinks fall foul of the alcohol marketing rules last year, according the Portman Group’s annual report.