Big boys continue big hard seltzer push

While small craft breweries have been the ones driving the beer industry, with hard seltzers it’s been the big breweries creating the market. Now Bud Light has come onboard with its new Bud Light Seltzer, which will be released early next year. The 100-calorie, 5% ABV seltzer will come in four flavours: black cheery, lemon...

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Northern Monk launches UK’s most expensive bottle of beer

Northern Monk has launched a new beer that retails for £1000 with all proceeds donated to the brewery’s grant initiative. The beer, an 11% Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, was brewed at the summit of the UK’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, making it the highest altitude brew in British history. Members of the team hiked the 4,000ft...

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Crowdfund starts today for new Scottish brewery

Scottish brewers Innis & Gunn has launched today Beer Money – a crowdfunder source of money which will be used to build its new brewery in Edinburg. In a story broke by EdinburghLive, Innis & Gunn says that they are hoping to raise £3 million for the brewery which will be the largest one built...

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Health beer to be released next year

While it’s hard to see this keeping anyone awake on 31 December 2019 in pure excitement, Canada’s Infuse Your Life Health Products will be launching next year its Pantheon non-alcoholic cardiovascular and antioxidant beer. The company says, in a story which broke in Brewbound and Infuse’s Facebook page, its non-alcoholic beer will have organic barley...

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What’s on your can?

A US North Dakota brewery is using the space on its can to ‘advertise’ dogs from the local animal shelter that are in desperate need of a ‘forever home’. Fargo Brewing Company has partnered with 4 Luv of Dog Rescue to put the dog’s pictures on the cans. The dogs feature have a hard time...

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Kentucky more barrels than people

Kentucky more barrels of bourbon than people If you want to know what drink is becoming a consumer favourite, look no further that the US state of Kentucky were there are 9.1 million barrels of bourbon and aging spirts, according to VinePair. This is in a state with around 4.5 million people. Last Wednesday, the...

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Big changes at Molson Coors

Molson Coors, responsible for brewing Millers, Coors and Molson brands around the world, has announced restructuring plans that will cut around 400-500 jobs and retire the MillerCoors moniker. MillerCoors had been the moniker for the company’s U.S. branch since 2008, but with flagging sales of its flagship brands, the company will be known as Molson...

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Aim to improve | Yvan Seth, Jolly Good Beer

The flawed idea of a beer’s journey coming to an end as it leaves the brewery is no more. With hop-forward beers more popular than ever, much needs to be done to ensure your beer reaches the consumer in the condition you intended. For Yvan Seth, founder of Jolly Good Beer, this involves a painstaking...

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Death in beer

Asbestos-laced beer from the 1970s is being blamed for a quadrupling of oesophagus cancer cases in the UK, according to a story which broke in Saturday’s Sun newspaper. Brewers at the time used asbestos to filter out impurities from beer and other alcoholic drinks until the 1980s. Some pubs even added handfuls of asbestos to...

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Trunk of Funk

Somerset’s Yonder Brewery has just released its Trunk of Funk, a strong, dark and sour ale, aged for a year in specially selected and freshly emptied red wine casks from Burgundy and aged for 12 months on two seasons of foraged fruit and mixture of funky beer and wine cultures. This edition, brewed in 2018,...

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Brussels Beer Challenge returns to Wallonia

It may not be a showdown between Saint George and the Dragon, but 1,650 beers will be engaging in a merciless battle during the Brussels Beer Challenge which takes up residence in Mons on November 1, 2 and 3. The home of the Doudou festival is the Brussels Beer Challenge’s first foray into Hainaut, after...

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Heineken to go big guns with 0.0 alcohol-free

Heineken has launched an ambitious plan to turn around its falling sales in the USA, which will incorporate pushing its alcohol free beer, Heineken 0.0, and bringing new life Amstel Lite. Although these changes were directed at Heineken USA during a shareholders meeting in New York City last week, its believed that much of this...

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Forge your own path | Mark Tranter, Burning Sky

Not many breweries can boast both a coolship and a canning line but then again, not many breweries are like Burning Sky. Under the guidance of founder Mark Tranter, Burning Sky has long since cemented itself as one of the UK’s most respected breweries. And it has got there, not by following trends but, by...

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Required reading

Each year more and more craft breweries are being taken to court by companies not amused at the playful pun a brewery made with their name or products. At the end of the day, these companies, rock stars, etc, usually have a lot deeper pockets and will win their day in court, leaving you poor...

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Let’s bring back bitterness |Yvan De Baets, Brasserie De La Senne

Brasserie De La Senne has made its name with beers such as Taras Boulba and Zinnebir. Complex, bitter beers underpinned by balance, subtlety and nuance. For Yvan De Baets, co-founder of the Brussels brewery, these are the beers he wants to make and enjoy. He just wishes more brewers would do the same. There are...

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