Hops

Awards success: London's Fourpure Brewing Co won brewery of the year at last year's SIBA BeerX

SIBA Business Awards 2018 finalists revealed

By James Beeson

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.

Hop for joy: revellers celebrate as Hogs Back Brewery completes third crop harvest

British-grown hops reduce Brexit effect, says brewery

By Fred A'Court

With some imported hops costing 60% more than a year ago, Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery says it is benefiting from its decision to grow its own varieties on a 3.5-acre plot adjacent to its brewery near Farnham.

Beer sales boom: BrewDog co-founder James Watt

BrewDog UK sales rose by 97% in 2016

By Nikkie Sutton

BrewDog's total UK sales soared by 97% last year and annual turnover was up 60%, making the Scottish brewer one of the fastest growing craft beer brands in the world.

Striking sight: Pilsner Urquell tank beer

Pilsner Urquell continues expansion of tank beer

By Oli Gross

Pilsner Urquell is continuing expansion of its tank beer, with the brewery delivering its unpasteurised product at the opening of Manchester Smokehouse & Cellar yesterday (18 August).

Veltins UK MD: pilsner 'more accessible' than some hop-forward crafted beers

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They come for craft beer and stay for pilsner

By Nicholas Robinson

Craft beer drinkers are going to specialist pubs for the beer range, but are staying for less-challenging tasting beers like pilsners according to Veltins managing director of vertical drinks Steve Holt.

Paul Jones:

EU REFERENDUM

'What's wrong with EU?' Cloudwater brewer talks Brexit

By Paul Jones, co-founder and managing director of Cloudwater Brew Co.

I’ve had a number of conversations during the past couple of years with folk about ideas and dreams for our respective breweries, and what we might like to work towards.

Hop varieties that are high in aplha acid are in demand

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How hoppy craft beer is set to change

By Pete Brown

On a recent trip to the Yakima Valley Pete Brown discovered how the reduced availability of popular US hops is about to impact on the flavour of British beer.

Hops

Pete Brown: Hop to it - get planting

By Pete Brown

UK hops may have looked in terminal decline a couple of decades back but, as Pete Brown finds, the future's looking rosy for Homulus lupulus.

Adnams is appealing for wild hops for its new autumn beer

Adnams appeals for wild hops to make new beer

By Mike Berry

Adnams has launched a Suffolk-wide appeal for donations of wild and garden hops and is urging beer lovers to report sightings of them growing to help create its new Wild Hop beer, due to be launched this autumn.

Pete Brown:

Dismiss craft beer at your peril

By Pete Brown

How a newspaper article predicting the imminent decline of ‘trendy’ brews left Pete Brown hopping mad.

Protz: Getting hip to British hops

Protz: Getting hip to British hops

By Roger Protz

The French and the Germans must think the British are bonkers. Can you imagine the French allowing their grape farmers to face ruin because wine makers are buying most of their grapes from abroad?And, in a similar vein, would the Germans stand back and...

Winner: Fearghus McCormack of the Merrion Inn in Dublin

Pilsner Urquell crowns Master Bartender

Fearghus McCormack of the Merrion Inn in Dublin has won the title of Pilsner Urquell International Master Bartender (IMB) 2011 during a highly-competitive week-long final in the Czech Republic.