Rising costs in materials including fuel, CO2, energy, bottles, cans and packaging are making it impossible for many small and independent breweries to recover from lockdowns, one trade body has stated.
Those of us within the hospitality industry are well aware that we face a staff crisis; there is no disputing that we are experiencing rising worker shortages, with job vacancies at higher-than-ever levels.
English winemaker Chapel Down has announced the disposal of its Curious Drinks business and assets, including the Curious Beer and Cider brands as well as the Curious Brewery and restaurant in Ashford, Kent.
The final new product round-up before Christmas 2020 includes a protest pour from Boss Brewing, a gin launch from TV presenter Julia Bradbury, and World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst unveiling a limited-edition gin and whisky collection.
The joint venture between Marston’s Brewing Business and Carlsberg’s UK division to create a giant beer company will be investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), rather than the European Commission.
A ‘Beer Money’ windfall, a new brewery and successful festive trading can help Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn fulfil “ambitious growth plans” in the UK on-trade according to founder and master brewer Dougal Gunn Sharp.
Away from the set, film director Guy Ritchie has been quietly nurturing another interest – beer. A whistle-stop trip to the Wiltshire countryside beckoned to find out how the Gritchie brewery is aiming to take a starring role on the pumps.
I was under the impression you must always have a ‘majority brewer’ on your bar so that they look after your cellar equipment, says Sam Cornwall-Jones, owner/proprietor of the Drawing Board, Warwickshire.
Robinsons’ Iron Maiden Trooper beer brand has grown significantly since its launch in 2013, with plans afoot for a further sales boost in the years ahead, according to managing director Oliver Robinson.
The UK’s top craft beer and brewing businesses have been named as finalists in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Business Awards 2018, with winners due to be announced on 14 March at BeerX in Liverpool.
The Beer Merchants Tap, the new Hackney Wick taproom, bottle shop, training centre and blendery from beer distributors Cave Direct opens its doors to the public for the first time this weekend (24 February).