Brewers Congress | Bigger and Better in 2019

The Brewers Congress returns to London this November 28th and in its third year, promises a content-rich programme of engaging talks from experts in their field, panel discussions that will tackle the industry’s hottest issues, leading network opportunities, a carefully curated tradeshow and, of course a wealth of excellent hospitality featuring incredible beer. “Only in...

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Dear John | Aussie Rules

Judging at the Australian International Beer Awards, visits to Stone & Wood and nights at the Sydney Opera House are all on the checklist for John Keeling who has been busy sharing his brewing expertise down under.  As you are well aware, I retired on the first of October last year. You may not be...

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Get a head start with Torrefied Ingredients

Too much froth and drinkers are being short-changed in terms of beer in their pint glasses.  On the other hand, flat beer served right to the brim and drinkers are being short-changed in terms of beer quality, explains Carl Heron from Crisp Malting Group Yes, licensees play a big role in the condition of beer...

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Taprooms | Creating a Destination

You’ve been bashing your head trying to get your beer into pubs or supermarket shelves. Don’t chase after your customers, let them run to you. Velo Mitrovich reports on why you need a taproom. If there is one thing the big boys have done well and that’s creating an invisible brewer and brewery. Like something...

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Rudgate Brewery launches Innovation Ales

Rudgate Brewery has broadened its range of beers with the addition of three fruit-based numbers. Blue Nose, Key Lime Pie and Mango in the Night are available in 330ml cans, complementing the brewery’s core cask business. Craig lee, MD of Rudgate Brewery, said: “We wanted to develop something a little unique, and are really delighted...

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Strawberry Hells Forever returns

Camden Town Brewery has brought back its seasonal beer, Strawberry Hells Forever, for 2019. To mark the launch, the brewery has partnered with GrowUp Community Farms, a London social enterprise, that champions sustainable urban farming to grow the freshest, natural ingredients right in London GrowUp Community Farms is raising awareness of new urban farming technologies...

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Moving on Up | Eight Arch Brewing Co

Selling out of beer two hours into the first night your taproom opened was always going to bode well. Four years on, with a raft of awards under their belt, Dorset’s Eight Arch Brewing Co are going from strength-to-strength. And according to founder Steve Farrell, it’s all about making approachable beers that people enjoy, and...

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The Big Interview | Jim Koch

In times of trouble and strife, you should always remember why you got into the business of brewing. And hopefully that’s a passion for making people happy with great beer, Jim Koch, founder of The Boston Beer Company tells The Brewers Journal. Koch celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this week, a date clearly so important...

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Oxygen Control in Brewing

Beer staling exists, it’s a fact of life. So the aim of the brewer is not to prevent these processes from occurring, but to slow or limit them to such a degree that the flavour profile of the beer remains acceptable for the duration of its shelf life, explains Andrew Paterson, UK technical sales and...

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How Can I help? | John Keeling

He’s had a career in which he’s learned a great deal from others. So during his retirement John Keeling, former head brewer at West London’s Fuller’s, wants to continue giving back to the industry. I have been very lucky in my career. I have had help and support throughout. I have had great mentors and...

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Thornbridge unveil Necessary Evil


Thornbridge Brewery has launched a new Imperial Stout that has been aged for eight months in Bourbon barrels. The beer is the latest to emerge from the Derbyshire brewery’s barrel-ageing programme, which has already helped produce award-winning sour numbers Love Among the Ruins and Days of Creation. The inspiration to produce this beer came from...

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Sharp’s Brewery appoints new head brewer

Sharp’s Brewery has appointed Aaron McClure as its new head brewer. The 30-year-old, who has worked at the Cornish brewery for eight years, is being promoted from his previous role as technical brewer. In his new role, he will manage the brewing team and oversee production of Sharp’s core portfolio of beers, including Doom Bar,...

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Beavertown to launch Hitachino Nest Brew collaboration at the Tate Modern tonight (16th May)


Beavertown has teamed up with Japan’s Hitachino Nest Brew to produce an Earl Grey and Yuzu IPA, which will be launched at a tap takeover event at the Tate Modern in London tonight (16th May). The 6% Yoroshiku Earl Grey and Yuzu IPA will be part of a showcase from both breweries that also features...

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Little Creatures opens in London

Little Creatures has broadened its presence in the UK market with the launch of its brewery and taproom in London. The Western Australian brewery has opened the doors on a 557sqm site in King’s Cross, which comprises a taproom, restaurant and six hectolitre capacity microbrewery. The London site will enable Little Creatures to showcase a...

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Understanding Bitterness | Science

Late-hopping and dry-hopping can, and will, contribute to the measured IBU value of beer. By understanding these contributions and calculating the ‘utilisation’ of each addition, it becomes much easier to produce consistent flavour in your finished product, explains Dr Lee Walsh, account manager at QCL. I think it is safe to say that the majority...

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