Wye-ever not.. 24,000 pints come to Hereford beer festival!

By: JimOldfield

July 5th, 2016

They’re a thirsty lot in Hereford… and this weekend they will be proving it once more, by sinking a staggering 24,000 pints at the town’s 12th CAMRA Hereford beer festival! Beer on the Wye XII takes placed in a huge marquee alongside Hereford Rowing Club, which over the three-day weekend will play host to more Read the full post…

Somme remembered by Castle Rock

By: JimOldfield

July 2nd, 2016

Nottingham’s Castle Rock Brewery has named its latest ale in memory of the bloodiest single day in British military history. Yesterday saw the centenary of World War I’s Battle of the Somme. To mark the dreadful day on July 1, 1916 – in which the British Army alone had over 57,000 casualties, nearly 20,000 of Read the full post…

Iron Maiden brew up another TROOPER!

By: JimOldfield

July 1st, 2016

Get ready to Run to the Hills of Stockport… Iron Maiden star Bruce Dickinson has brewed up another TROOPER! Dickinson – singer in the world’s biggest rock band and real ale buff – is back in partnership with Robinsons brewery… to design his THIRD brew in the Trooper range of ales. Following on from the Read the full post…

Moch-a big hit from Batemans in 2012 beer hunt!

By: JimOldfield

November 8th, 2012

Beer experts tasted the difference in Sainsbury’s Great British Beer Hunt 2012 – and awarded a coverted six-month shelf stint to a beer brewed with coffee and chocolate! Batemans Mocha will now be in 300 Sainsbury’s stores after coming top out of 140 beers in the supermarket’s annual quest for the best new beers. The Read the full post…

Andrew conjures up a beer worth Thwait-ing for!

By: JimOldfield

November 1st, 2012

Cricket-loving beer fan Andrew Bratt hit the competition for six when his imaginary “dream pint” was turned into real ale by a top northern brewery. Andrew, from Manchester, bowled over the judges of Daniel Thwaites’ perfect pint contest, who chose his theoretical beer “Switch Hit”, as their next special brew. And as part of his Read the full post…

Isle of Arran reprises Brewdog to stage huge expansion plan

By: JimOldfield

September 30th, 2012

Isle of Arran Brewery is hoping to raise £3.8 million this autumn with the first of three share offerings that will make it a PLC and increase beer production TENFOLD. Following the lead of Scottish super-brewer, Brewdog – and using the same lawyers – Isle of Arran plans to raise a total of £10 million Read the full post…

CAMRA Beer Olympics 2012… the winners!

By: JimOldfield

June 27th, 2012

The Trawlerboys of Lowestoft’s Green Jack Brewery netted silver at the CAMRA Beer Olympics, with their best bitter coming in just behind Coniston’s No 9 Barley Wine, as the runner-up in the Champion Beer of Britain (CBOB) contest this afternoon. Trawlerboys is a 4.6 per cent ale, described as “a rich, malty and fruity copper-coloured Read the full post…

Ansells axe makes mild men bitter

By: JimOldfield

June 24th, 2012

Midlands mild fans have launched a furious protest after giant brewer Carlsberg decided to axe the famous Ansells Mild, after 131 years of tastebud-tickling. While a small keg production run is still in existence, mainly for the social club trade, Wolverhampton-based Marston’s – which makes the ale for Carlsberg – has halted cask production. Carlsberg Read the full post…

Monks’ beer returns after 220 years in Abbey-ance!

By: JimOldfield

April 4th, 2012

It seems everybody wants to brew real ale these days… and the latest band to take to the mash tuns are the MONKS of a North Yorkshire abbey! The Benedictine brothers at Ampleforth, near Thirsk, have turned back the clock 220 years – to produce their first “biere anglaise” since fleeing revolutionary France in 1793. Read the full post…