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Good news: beer sales up in 2018 

And while a gain of 2.8% may not sound like a lot in isolation, the British Beer and Pub Association notes that it’s the highest percentage gain in year-on-year beer sales in 45 years. READ MORE


Asahi looks to Fuller’s for beer styles, growth potential 

Asahi Europe is looking to expand into new categories with its acquisition of Fuller’s brewing assets, namely an introduction to cask ale and ciders. READ MORE


BREAKING: Fuller’s to sell beer business to Asahi Europe 

Fuller’s has surprised the industry this morning, announcing that it has reached an agreement to sell its beer business to Asahi Europe Ltd for £250 million. READ MORE


Black Sheep rescues York Brewery from receivership

It's an early Christmas gift from Black Sheep, with the Masham, Yorkshire brewer announcing Friday that it had acquired York Brewery, its brands and its four retail outlets. READ MORE


Signature Brew’s crowdfunding a smash hit 

Signature Brew has unveiled plans for a new 20-barrel brewery in east London after exceeding its £400,000 crowdfunding target by more than 50%. READ MORE


Community ownership beckons for Devon brewery

A brewery in Totnes, Devon is poised to convert to community ownership in the new year. READ MORE


Sussex’s Bedlam Brewery names industry vet CEO

Bob Emms, boasting more than 30 years’ experience in the brewing industry, has a new challenge. READ MORE


Batemans “damaged” by Yellow Belly TM dispute, social media vitriol

A trademark dispute that descended into abuse on social media has left Lincolnshire family brewer Batemans “damaged” according to managing director Stuart Bateman. READ MORE


BBPA’s Simmonds: no deal Brexit to be avoided “at all costs”

The chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association this week warned that a no deal Brexit “should be avoided at all costs.” READ MORE


Dick’s goes PC: renamed Three Sister’s Brewing

Dick’s Brewery has rebranded after some pubs refused to stock its beer fearing plays on the name might upset bar staff. READ MORE


71 Brewing installs can line, starts brewing cask ale

Dundee’s only commercial brewery, 71 Brewing, will start canning a new series of beers on its own line from the end of this month – and has also announced it will start selling beer in cask for the first time since the business was launched in 2015. READ MORE


INTERVIEW: MD Paul Jones on Cloudwater’s return to cask

This autumn trend-setting Manchester brewer Cloudwater announced that it was to start brewing cask beer again, with it having pulled out of the market less than two years ago then citing the low prices it commands along with poor dispense quality. READ MORE



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