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Brewers, publicans write PM demanding reopening date

Saying that the sector has reached crisis point, more than 50 brewing and pub companies have today written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, demanding that he confirm by Friday, 19th June, when pubs can reopen. READ MORE


Five Points founder warns of large brewer squeeze

Five Points Brewing founder Ed Mason is warning that independent brewers could be squeezed as big brewers offer deals to pubs struggling in the wake of the lockdown. READ MORE


Black Sheep restarts cask beer production 

As the UK pub trade increasingly anticipates reopening in July, brewers are returning to cask beer production. READ MORE


Magic Rock, Fourpure offer free replacements for spoilt beer

Little World Beverages, the umbrella company for Lion-owned UK brewers Magic Rock and Fourpure, is to replace for free up to 2,000 spoilt kegs and casks with fresh beer when the on-trade reopens. READ MORE


SIBA survey finds members fraught post lockdown 

A survey releaed today by the Society of Independent Brewers has found that almost all of its members can be ready to supply pubs with beer for the proposed 4th July opening – but that at least three weeks’ notice is required to do so. READ MORE


Potential of oenobeers to be explored this autumn

Sussex’s 360° Brewing is to begin production of oenobeers this autumn, fermenting its brews with locally grown grapes. READ MORE


Roger Ryman, St Austell brewing director, dies aged 52

Roger Ryman, the driving force behind the modernisation of both processes and beer brands at St Austell Brewery for the past two decades, died this week following a battle with cancer. He was 52. READ MORE


Ossett Brewery owner warns of potential pub, brewery closures 

Jamie Lawson is warning of a potentail "bloodbath" of hospitality businesses with perhaps as many as half closing should the government not support the trade after it begins to reopen. READ MORE


Titanic secures £1m CBILS facility from Barclays 

Titanic Brewery has steadied the ship for what could be a long and turbulent voyage through the Covid-19 crisis with a £1m loan from Barclays Bank. READ MORE


Manchester Union finances switch to canning by crowdfund 

Fears that the Covid-19 lockdown could hit draught beer sales through pubs for as long as 18 months have prompted lager specialist Manchester Union Brewery to crowdfund a long-term switch to canning. READ MORE


NEW ENTRANT: Newbarns opts for cuckoo brewing to launch business

In spite of the Coronavirus lockdown halting its launch plans just a week before production was due to get underway, Newbarns Brewery has opened a web shop and started cuckoo brewing at the end of April. READ MORE


Coping with Covid-19: Brixton Brewery alleviates yeast shortages

A London brewer is helping to satisfy lockdown Britain’s passion for home-baking with deliveries of yeast. READ MORE


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