Craft trends: a panel at Craft Beer Rising 2019 discussed the future of craft beer sector

The challenges facing craft beer in 2019

By Stuart Stone

A panel of brewers discussed what difficulties and opportunities lie in wait for the craft brewing sector in the next 12 months at Craft Beer Rising 2019

New post: Nik Antona will take over from Jackie Parker as CAMRA chair

CAMRA chair steps down

By Nikkie Sutton

Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) chair Jackie Parker is stepping down from the post after a year in the role.

Slow down: the rate of pub closures have fallen from 18 to 14 a week (image credit: Phaustov/

Pub closures slow to 14 a week

By Nikkie Sutton

There are now 14 pubs closing a week, according to the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) – a drop of four per week compared to last year.

A Shaw thing: Andy Shaw becomes BrewDog's first CEO of beer after 14 years at Red Bull UK

BrewDog appoints first CEO of beer

By Stuart Stone

Independent craft brewer and pub operator BrewDog has appointed the former managing director of Red Bull UK as its inaugural CEO of beer.