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Black Sheep rescues York Brewery from receivership

It's an early Christmas gift from Black Sheep, with the Masham, Yorkshire brewer announcing Friday that it had acquired York Brewery, its brands and its four retail outlets. READ MORE


Signature Brew’s crowdfunding a smash hit 

Signature Brew has unveiled plans for a new 20-barrel brewery in east London after exceeding its £400,000 crowdfunding target by more than 50%. READ MORE


Community ownership beckons for Devon brewery

A brewery in Totnes, Devon is poised to convert to community ownership in the new year. READ MORE


Sussex’s Bedlam Brewery names industry vet CEO

Bob Emms, boasting more than 30 years’ experience in the brewing industry, has a new challenge. READ MORE


Batemans “damaged” by Yellow Belly TM dispute, social media vitriol

A trademark dispute that descended into abuse on social media has left Lincolnshire family brewer Batemans “damaged” according to managing director Stuart Bateman. READ MORE


BBPA’s Simmonds: no deal Brexit to be avoided “at all costs”

The chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association this week warned that a no deal Brexit “should be avoided at all costs.” READ MORE


Dick’s goes PC: renamed Three Sister’s Brewing

Dick’s Brewery has rebranded after some pubs refused to stock its beer fearing plays on the name might upset bar staff. READ MORE


71 Brewing installs can line, starts brewing cask ale

Dundee’s only commercial brewery, 71 Brewing, will start canning a new series of beers on its own line from the end of this month – and has also announced it will start selling beer in cask for the first time since the business was launched in 2015. READ MORE


INTERVIEW: MD Paul Jones on Cloudwater’s return to cask

This autumn trend-setting Manchester brewer Cloudwater announced that it was to start brewing cask beer again, with it having pulled out of the market less than two years ago then citing the low prices it commands along with poor dispense quality. READ MORE


“Too much risk”: Lithic Brewing set to close 

Tumbling prices and the fear of losing duty relief have forced the closure of Brecon Beacons microbrewer Lithic Brewing after less than two years in operation. READ MORE


Anspach & Hobday growth plans bolstered by crowdfunding success

Anspach & Hobday, one of the first brewers to set up shop on the increasingly famous Bermondsey Mile strip of railway arches, is to open a new brewery while pinning its long-term success on developing the retail side of the business and increasing export trade. READ MORE

Farm Yard Ales embraces canning, doubles production

Farm Yard Ales, launched on his family’s farm little more than a year ago by Steve Holmes, is poised to nearly double production capacity to 200 hectolitres a week after installing its own canning line. READ MORE



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