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Robinson’s scores huge success with Iron Maiden-backed beers

When, four years ago, Stockport-based family brewer Frederic Robinson announced it was going to brew beer with rock legends Iron Maiden, some observers might have dismissed it as a marketing gimmick. But that’s not possible any longer. READ MORE


BrewDog: Elvis no more, Burning Sky not at all

It’s a case of Heartbreak Hotel for iconoclastic craft brewer BrewDog. The UK government’s Intellectual Property Office has ruled it must rebrand its Elvis Juice American IPA and pay £1,500 to the Elvis Presley estate for copyright infringement. READ MORE


Bradford Brewery back on track after near collapse

Bradford Brewery, which returned brewing to the city after a gap of 60 years when it opened in February 2015, is back on track after being rescued from the brink of collapse. READ MORE


Champion Beer of Britain: Church End claims top honour

In the end it was a bitter that claimed the sweetest of honours at this year’s GBBF. Goat’s Milk from Church End Brewery came out tops after an intensive year-long judging process to find the Champion Beer of Britain. READ MORE


Prototype hops get rare reveal during GBBF

In an unusual move, the latest British contenders for a place on modern brewing’s hop palette were showcased at this year’s Great British Beer Festival. READ MORE


NEW ENTRANTS: Missing Link Brewery and Unbarred Brewery

A wine-maker from Zimbabwe has teamed up with Irish aristocracy to launch a brewing collective for aspiring commercial brewers in the Sussex countryside. READ MORE


Black Sheep first: now they’re a lager brewer

Black Sheep Brewery has produced the first lager in its 25-year history, one that’s fermented in Yorkshire squares using the company’s ale yeast. READ MORE


U Notts students partner with Black Iris, Dancing Duck

Brewing students at the University of Nottingham have their own-recipe cask ales on sale in pubs after hands-on collaborations with two brewers in the East Midlands. READ MORE


Vialan, Nunny honoured by Parliamentarians

Flo Vialan, director of brewing at Purity Brewing, and Paul Nunny, founder of Cask Marque, have been honoured by the country’s Parliamentarians in their annual awards. READ MORE


SIBA calls for greater clarity on craft for consumers

The UK’s Society of Independent Brewers is calling for greater clarity for beer drinkers as to what constitutes a craft brewer following the recent spate of craft acquisitions by multinational brewers. READ MORE


Carlsberg UK acquires London Fields

Troubled London Fields Brewery has been acquired by Carlsberg UK, which will run it as a joint venture with Brooklyn Brewery. READ MORE


Halewood acquires a second brewery

Global drinks distributor Halewood Wines & Spirits has demonstrated its ambitions in the UK craft beer sector, sealing its second deal this year with a prominent local brewer. READ MORE



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