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Adnams brews ‘Prop Hop’ to mark the start of Six Nations Championship

Adnams, the award-winning Suffolk brewer, has again brewed its limited edition beer, Prop Hop, to mark the Six Nations Championship, starting on Saturday 6 February. First released in August 2015, in support of … [Read More...]

WEST says NIX to alcohol with new beer range 

WEST, Glasgow’s favourite independent brewery, has launched NIX, a new brand of alcohol-free beer. Bavarian for ‘nothing’, NIX launches UK-wide with WEST pitching it to several supermarket … [Read More...]

Hogs Back Brewery puts Montezuma’s Chocolate Lager in keg

Customers in Mitchells & Butlers pubs will be able to satisfy their cravings for chocolate and beer in one easy serve, as Montezuma’s Chocolate Lager from Hogs Back Brewery goes into keg format in time for … [Read More...]

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Industry News

Adnams Holds 2016 Beer Prices

 In a move to support the pub industry, Suffolk brewer Adnams has announced that it is to hold Adnams beer prices. Today’s announcement will mean that (with the exception of duty increases) Adnams beer prices … [Read More...]

Budget 2016 – latest UK beer sales figures show pressing need for another cut in beer duty, says BBPA

Annual sales of beer in Britain declined by 1.5 per cent in 2015, showing the pressing need for another cut in beer duty in the Budget on 16th March to boost Britain’s pubs. The figures are from the BBPA’s … [Read More...]

Longstanding Norwich Landlord Celebrates Pulling 1,000,000th Pint with Commemorative Brew

Phillip Cutter is toasting his millionth pint as Landlord of The Murderers freehouse in Norwich by launching commemorative brew ‘One in a Phillion’.   The special beer, brewed by Norfolk brewer … [Read More...]

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Guild News

Sarah Sunday Brunch

Getting one award is good – being presented with it twice is even better

Good to see Sarah Warman being presented her There’s A Beer For That Award for Best Beer Broadcaster award live on Sunday Brunch - with thanks to Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy. It was good the first … [Read More...]

Chris Marchbanks

Chris Marchbanks – a true gentleman

Long time Guild member Chris Marchbanks, who was proud to call himself a journeyman brewer and brewing technologist, has died. A real gentleman, who was always willing to help others, Chris was the … [Read More...]

Glenn payne

Glenn Payne – some memories

  Glenn Payne died over the weekend of 5/6 December and many have paid tribute to a man who has helped change the world of beer. He had an incredible knowledge of beer which he was always … [Read More...]

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