Crate Brewery to launch crowdfunding campaign

Hackney Wick-based Crate Brewery is to launch a crowdfunding campaign to help raise £500,000. Crate Brewery will kick off a crowdfunding campaign in March to raise funds to help refurbish its Hackney home. Founded by siblings Tom and Jess Seaton and friend Neil Hinchley, the brewery has recently undertake a rebrand and secured listings in...

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The Digital Advantage | Brewery software

Investment in software is a key way to take your brewery to the next level. Through management, compliance and quality control software you can keep track of your production, processes and analyse what approach works best for you and your team. While it may not always seem it, investing hard-earned cash in your brewery need...

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Mondo Brewing Company undertakes brand refresh

Mondo Brewing Company has undertaken a brand refresh and increased capacity at its Battersea-based brewery. The London business has rebranded and in doing so, taken a bold approach in what is an “ever-more competitive visual landscape for craft beer”. “We first started looking at how we could refresh the logo, while protecting what our customers...

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Taking beer head on | By The Horns

By The Horns were one of the so-called second wave of breweries to open in London when Alex Bull and Chris Mills started brewing professionally back in 2011. In the years since, the Wandsworth brewery has produced more than 250 different beers, secured prestigious listings and opened a taproom that’s a local community hub. And...

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The Brewers Lectures come to Birmingham next month

Some of the industry’s finest brewers, brewery owners, events organisers and bottle shop innovators will be sharing their expertise and experiences at The Brewers Lectures in Birmingham next month. The Brewers Lectures take place in Birmingham on the 14th March and with it, talks from leading lights in the fields of brewing, brewery ownership, retail...

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Diastaticus yeasts and their role in your beer

Diastaticus yeasts can be used to produce complex and interesting beers, and Saison style beers are the perfect case in point. But we also have a responsibility as producers and consumers to take these yeasts seriously and to handle them appropriately, explains Robert Percival, regional sales manager for Europe at Lallemand Brewing It seems a...

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Doing things their own way | Hackney Brewery

Established in 2011, Hackney Brewery could be considered something of a veteran of the modern London brewing scene. Starting out as a cask outfit, the company has quietly, and diligently, gone about putting out quality, consistent beers. And like any good business, they’ve changed with the times. With that, it looks like 2019 could the...

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Beavertown outlines plans for new brewery

Beavertown will be able to output up to 500,000hl per annum from its new brewery and expects the first beers from the new London facility to hit distribution in April 2020. London-based Beavertown has revealed the specifications of its new brewery, which will be housed in a 129,000sqft building on a six acre plot in...

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The Brewers Lectures return to Manchester this week

How to brew a great lager, upping your social media game, cask-conditioning, expansion and the role wild yeast can play in your beer are all hot topics up for discussion at the Brewers Lectures in Manchester next month. The Brewers Lectures return to Manchester on the 6th February at The Castlefield Rooms, along with some...

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Dear John | Give and Take

Many brewers have learned from John Keeling, the former head brewer at Fuller’s. Equally, he spent much of his brewing career seeking wisdom from others, too. Here, he touches upon some of the changes to take place during his time at Fuller’s and explains that the power of the team is always greater than the...

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Expansion in the spotlight in the latest Brewers Journal Podcast

Growing as a brewery, as a team, as a business is what many aspiring brewers set out to do. But is expansion as straightforward as many think? The new episode of the Brewers Journal Podcast looks at the dilemma facing many companies in the industry. “One of the toughest decisions you’ll make as a brewer...

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Fullers to sell to Asahi for £250m

Fuller’s is to sell to Asahi Europe for £250m. Chiswick, London-based Fuller’s is selling to Asahi Europe for £250m. Through the move, the Japanese firm enters new categories, adding cask ale and cider to its portfolio. The two businesses have also agreed to arrangements that will see beers from across the Asahi portfolio sold in...

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Wild Beer Co add Millionaire to core can lineup, launch blended stout

Wild Beer Co has added Millionaire, its 4.7% Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Milk Stout to its range of core canned beers. Somerset-based Wild Beer Co has broadened its family of 330ml canned beers with the addition of Millionaire. The stout joins a portfolio that includes Bibble Pogo, Fresh, Nebula, Sleeping Limes and Yokai. Millionaire is...

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Embrace the opportunity | Brixton Brewery

Brixton Brewery has done a great job of placing South London on the brewing map since starting out in 2013. But a life-changing approach from Heineken has allowed the team to accelerate their growth plans, employ more staff and increase the brewery’s visibility. And they’re just getting started, reports Tim Sheahan. A year can be...

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Northern Monk revamps branding

Northern Monk has said it wants to challenge the “perceived notion of what northern is” following a total brand refresh that comprises rebranded core packaging, an updated logo and a new website. Leeds-based Northern Monk has revamped its branding and said it wants to place an even greater emphasis on its core range in 2019....

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