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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Core range vs specials – a retailer’s perspective

Having a strong core range is important for the brewer and it’s important for those selling it because such a portfolio allows the consumer to build a relationship with the brewery and retailer in question. But special and seasonal beers complement such staples in a very effective way too, explains Jen Ferguson, co-founder of London’s...

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Brewers encouraged to apply for grant funding

People working across the brewing industry are being encouraged to apply for grant funding. A major grants fund for scientific research and education in the brewing industry has begun inviting applications for funding in 2019/20. Through the Brewers’ Research & Education Fund (BREF), applicants have little three months to submit their bids, with a deadline...

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Brewers Journal Podcast #1 | Creating your biggest fan

Complementing great beer with impactful branding, marketing and service are sure-fire ways to not just attract a drinker but, more importantly, forge a bond with them for life. Velo Mitrovich delves deep in the subject for our inaugural Brewers Journal Podcast, the first in a new fortnightly series.  We all know how competitive shelf space...

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Crafting a legacy in Cumbria | Hawkshead Brewery

Maybe it’s the way travel opens the eyes and broadens the horizons. Maybe it’s something in the water. Or maybe it’s the desire for a bloomin’ good pint in countries where such a beverage is hard to come by. But it seems somewhat fitting that Alex Brodie, the now-retired founder of Hawkshead Brewery, started the...

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