Georgina Young departs Fuller’s for St Austell

SSt Austell has appointed Georgina Young as the new head brewer for its Bath Ales operation. Young leaves London-based Fuller’s, which she joined as a production brewer back in 1999, to take up the role at Bath Ales’ Hare Brewery. As head brewer at Bath Ales, which was acquired by St Austell in 2016, Young...

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Beavertown, Beaverworld and Beyond

Beavertown will throw open the doors to its new brewery, Beaverworld, early next year. Capable of producing up to a mind-bending 500,000hl per annum, the facility is the culmination of a journey seven years in the making. Here, Logan Plant, founder of Beavertown, tells all.  By next year, the evolving, mutating landscape that is the...

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Heading in the right direction | Track Brewing Co

Track Brewing Co drew upon global influences and in doing so, created a modern classic in the form of Sonoma. And with the imminent arrival of a canning line, it’s about to take the next step in its journey. The world of beer is one that refuses to be restrained by geographical boundaries. It’s a...

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Fuller’s and Asahi – An inside outside view | John Keeling

The news of Asahi’s proposed acquisition of London-based Fuller’s sent shockwaves through the beer industry. John Keeling, former head brewer at Fuller’s, says a great deal of uncertainty lies ahead but implores the new owners to make sure of a great asset, a great team and to make Fuller’s better than ever. I wondered why...

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The Brewers Lectures come to Birmingham this 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 this 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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Wheat Beer, Esters and Phenols: How to influence them to your advantage

Weisse beer has undergone somewhat of a resurgence. Beers produced by traditional brewers of the style are popular not just in the traditional southern German heartlands but also worldwide. And there are practical steps a brewer can take to influence the yeast derived Esters and Phenols present in Wheat Beer as well as in other...

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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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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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