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How the revamped Proper Job IPA by St Austell looks

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St Austell rebrands flagship cask ale Proper Job

By Gary Lloyd

St Austell Brewery has unveiled a new look for its flagship IPA Proper Job (4.5% ABV), which will hit pubs and bars across the UK beginning this month (March 2024).

Different ideas: Woodforde's launches new Brewers Signature range

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Woodforde's unveils new cask range

By Rebecca Weller

Woodforde’s Brewery has announced a new cask beer range, the Brewers Signature range, which features bespoke brews, each created by one their brewers.

Wye Valley Brewery is big on cask ale sales

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Wye Valley bucking the trend in cask

By Gary Lloyd

Wye Valley Brewery is a champion of cask beer. Yes, growth of kegged beer at the Herefordshire business is flying but 80% of its total production is cask beer for pubs – and the big pubcos are relying on them too.

Unrestricted choice: Big Drop expands keg beer range

Big Drop expands keg beer range

By Rebecca Weller

Alcohol-free craft brewer Big Drop has expanded its range of beers available to the on-trade in keg format.

Brew news: the north has been most affected by independent brewery closures throughout 2023

SIBA: number of breweries down versus 2023

By Gary Lloyd

The number of active breweries in the UK at the start of the year has reduced from 2023 levels, according to new data released by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

Impact of inflation: Heineken draught wholesale prices to increase 1.73% (Credit: Getty/Jonathan Knowles)

Heineken to increase draught prices by 1.73%

By Rebecca Weller

Heineken UK is set to introduce a 1.73% price hike for its draught wholesale products from next month, though the global brewer claimed it had made “considerable efforts” to “minimise impact of inflation” for its customers.

Kirkstall's Holt rescues North Brewing from administration

Kirkstall rescues North Brewing

By Ed Bedington

Popular Leeds-based brewery North Brewing has been rescued from administration by Kirkstall Brewery.

Legacy system: two of the Union sets will be preserved at the brewery

CMBC to retire Union Sets

By Nikkie Thatcher

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) has announced it is retiring the four remaining Union Sets at Marston’s Brewery in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire because using them as fermentation vessels is no longer viable, according to the company.

Big Interview: The Morning Advertiser talks brewing success with Becky Keane of Nirvana Brewery

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The Big Interview: Becky Keane of Nirvana Brewery

By Rebecca Weller

The Morning Advertiser caught up with Nirvana Brewery co-founder Becky Keane to discuss the key to confidence, brewing success and championing women working in beer.

Growing anger at Ringwood closure

Ringwood sales process slammed as a 'sham'

By Ed Bedington

Carlsberg Marston’s attempts to find a buyer for the iconic Ringwood Brewery prior to announcing its closure have been branded a “sham”.

Tough position: price of a pint of lager jumps 12.5% YOY (Credit: Getty/agrobacter)

Price of a pint of lager jumps 12.5% YOY

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint of draught lager increased 12.5% in the year to October 2023 as pubs and brewers “struggle to survive”.

Hook Norton brewer says US hopped kegged beers can go in cask

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Trendy US-hopped kegged beers are great in cask too

By Gary Lloyd

US brewers see cask as the pinnacle for beer and the latest craft innovations from the US can work just as well in the traditional dispense method, according to Hook Norton’s Andy Thomas.

Sign up for a free webinar to help improve your cask ale offer

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Don't miss our cask webinar live today at 3pm

By Gary Lloyd

If you want to start or improve your cask beer offer, sign up now for free to watch our webinar on cask ale that goes live today at 3pm (Tuesday 31 October).

Great scope: Andrew Bush says Greene King apprenticeships cover a huge variety of job roles

How the apprentice can become a master

By Gary Lloyd

A recent survey by Greene King found 19% of parents feel university is not the right choice for their children so The Morning Advertiser caught up with chief people & transformation officer Andrew Bush to find out about the opportunities offered with...