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BBPA Awards: champions, we have champions 

A quintet of industry leaders scooped up awards this week for their efforts in making the world a better place for beer, brewing and pubs, handed out amongst the great and good thronging the British Beer and Pub Association’s annual dinner. READ MORE


St Austell’s Russian success now in the UK

Drinkers in the UK can now get a taste of the beer that has helped St Austell Brewery make its breakthrough in the Russian market. READ MORE


Chapel Down names first MD for beer business

Chapel Down made its name in vineyards and wines. Today its future is increasingly equally in beer with construction of its first brewery starting and the appointment of its first MD for beer and cider. READ MORE


Exmoor Ales launches range of 'modern' beers 

Exmoor Ales is to launch a series of adventurous beers targeting the ‘urban’ market following a successful trial of Urban Fox, an American-style IPA launched under the sub-brand Exile. READ MORE


Saltaire Brewery to join the craft keg rush

Saltaire Brewery is to launch a craft keg range and take all packaging in-house after doubling the size of its brewhouse earlier this year. READ MORE


Loch Lomond: progressing on all fronts

Loch Lomond Brewery is preparing to rebrand the business to reflect a more ‘progressive’ style of brewing. READ MORE


BUSINESS BUILDER: Making the most of R&D tax credits

There’s lots of deservedly enthusiastic chatter about innovation and experimentation in the craft brewing industry – but how well is understood that this ingenuity could be eligible for R&D tax relief? David Herd of Champion Accountants explains here how this tax relief works. READ MORE


Cask Ale Report: opportunities for bettering sales, margins

The latest edition of the annual Cask Ale Report, published this week, makes a compelling, detailed argument that properly served and presented cask can attract and retain the highest-spending pub-goers. READ MORE


Wild Card doubles down on brewing expansion

Waltham Forest’s Wild Card Brewery is set to raise the stakes by brewing on two sites in the east London borough after raising £300,000 on Crowdcube. READ MORE


By The Horns targets growth via crowdfunding

One of the first players to arrive on London’s booming craft beer scene, Wandsworth’s By the Horns Brewing is looking to raise £350,000 on the Crowdcube website. READ MORE


Black Sheep founder steps back from leadership

It is all change at the very top of Black Sheep Brewery. Company founder Paul Theakston stepping down as chairman in favour of industry veteran Andy Slee with the business this week reporting a reduced like-for-like operating loss for its latest financial year. READ MORE


Charles Wells becomes a Wandering Brewer

Next week sees the official launch of The Wandering Brewer Project, in which pub operator Charles Wells is making beer again for the first time since it sold its operation to Marston’s in May. READ MORE



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