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BREAKING: Carlsberg UK, Marstons form brewing JV

A force to be reckoned with in British brewing is on the horizon with the announcement today of a new joint venture, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company. READ MORE


‘Buy the NHS a Pint’ national network launches

Brewers around the United Kingdom have come together in a scheme that enables people to ‘Buy the NHS a Pint’ from a local brewery. READ MORE


Hogs Back develops direct sales from brewery 

Hogs Back Brewery is keeping with the times, setting up new ways to allow consumers to buy their beers directly and safely during the Covid-19 social isolation. READ MORE


The Belgian Brewer bucks trend: production rises during lockdown

Headline news that independent brewers’ sales in the Covid-19 crisis are down by 82% obscured an interesting detail from last week’s SIBA survey. Among the 232 brewers responding, one reported that its production had actually increased. READ MORE


Hawkshead opts for voluntary redundancies to secure future 

A dozen staff at Hawkshead Brewery, around a third of the workforce, have taken voluntary redundancy, including head brewer Matt Clarke and lead brewer Mark Jackson. READ MORE


SIBA survey: 82% sales drop average post on-trade closure

A Society of Independent Brewers Association survey released today makes for grim reading regarding the fortunes of its craft brewing members in a Covid-19 world devoid of on-trade sales. READ MORE


Fierce doubles crowdfund target in two days

Aberdeen-based craft brewer Fierce Beer has crowdfunded £156,000 in two days in a bid to survive the Covid-19 crisis. READ MORE


Milton Brewery challenges on small-pack licences

As many brewers turn to small-pack to survive the enforced closure of pubs and bars during the Covid-19 lockdown, some have been unable to make the switch because they don’t have a licence for off-sales.READ MORE


BBPA, SIBA differ on Beer Duty relief strategy

The British Beer & Pub Association and the Society of Independent Brewers are now at odds on objectives over relief from beer duty payments during the Covid-19 crisis. READ MORE


OPINION: Last Call

On 20th March the country's pubs were ordered shut, this a further tightening of the government's social distancing policy to combat the spread of Covid-19. Larry Nelson was on hand at his local for what may well have been the last session for some months. READ MORE


Former Molson Coors CEO becomes Big Drop advisor 

Former Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter has joined low-alcohol brewer Big Drop in an advisory role. READ MORE


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


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