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BREAKING: Coronavirus triggers GBBF cancellation

The Campaign for Real Ale has announced the cancellation of its flagship event, the Great British Beer Festival, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. READ MORE


Coping with COVID-19: brewers start producing hand sanitiser 

The first consignment of BrewDog’s hand sanitiser, produced on its own distillery, was delivered free to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s Intensive Care Unit this past Sunday afternoon. READ MORE

Coping with COVID-19: Castle Rock management cut own wages

Castle Rock Brewery managing director Colin Wilde has been joined by other senior management in cutting their salaries to national minimum wage levels to help the company through the coronavirus crisis. READ MORE


BeerX debate: crowdfunding remains viable financing option

Crowdfunding is set to provide a means of growing brewing businesses into the foreseeable future – despite over-funding problems created by the prospect of ‘free money.’ READ MORE


SIBA chairman: small brewers "major losers" in Covid-19 pandemic 

Small brewers producing draught beer will be “major losers” in the Covid-19 pandemic, predicted Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) national chairman Ian Fozard at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting. READ MORE


SIBA names its brewing champions

BeerX celebrated the best of its member’s efforts, with gold medals galore awarded for a wide range of beer styles grouped in three packaging formats, for cask, keg and small pack beers. READ MORE


Brewer opposition to Camra discount vouchers grows

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) is likely to face continuing pressure to ditch its discount vouchers for members as Brass Castle Brewery’s Phil Saltonstall prepares to step up the campaign against the scheme. READ MORE


Flood damaged brewery looks for crowdfund support

A craft brewery in south Wales has launched a crowdfund appeal to get it operating again following the recent floods. READ MORE


Rooster’s tackles ‘uber craft’, brings back Outlaw beers

Rooster’s Brewing is to ‘reinvigorate’ its Outlaw sub-brand of experimental craft beers following completion of a £850,000 investment at its new site in Harrogate.READ MORE


Big Drop to launch £1m crowdfunding drive

Dedicated alcohol-free craft brewer Big Drop has reported “significant” interest from supporters in taking a stake in the company when it launches its crowdfunding campaign on the Seedrs platform later this month.READ MORE


Magic Rock planning three-fold capacity expansion

Magic Rock Brewing is to expand capacity at its Huddersfield site over the next 12 months with a view to least tripling its output and extending its reach into international markets.READ MORE


The Cider Manual launches in early 2020

The team behind the well-known and respected Brewery Manual are launching a sister publication for the UK’s cider industry. READ MORE



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