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Bundobust is booming!

By: JimOldfield

June 30th, 2016

Bundobust – the unique Yorskhire Indian street food and craft beer restaurant – is hopping across to the Red Rose side of the Pennines with the opening of its second eatery, in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens, this autumn. The award-winning concept opened its doors in Leeds in 2014, after bringing together two of West Yorkshire’s award-winning Read the full post…

CAMRA Beer Olympics 2012… the winners!

By: JimOldfield

June 27th, 2016

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…

It’s Rule Britannia at International Brewing Awards!

By: JimOldfield

February 16th, 2013

British ales rule the world… after UK & Channel Island brewers won almost HALF the medals up for grabs at the prestigious International Brewing Awards. UK-based brewers scooped a staggering 47 medals out of 96 awarded at the world’s oldest international beer contest, including a clean sweep in the cask ale category where British brewers Read the full post…

Escalator ignored as Osborne bails out Broken Britain with beer tokens…

By: JimOldfield

December 6th, 2012

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered an Autumn Statement snub to the tens of thousands of Britons demanding an end to the hated “Beer Escalator” tax which brewing bosses have warned is handicapping the industry and the economy at large. Despite more than 104,000 voters signing a Government e-petition and forcing a debate in the Commons Read the full post…

Last orders for cheap booze?

By: JimOldfield

December 3rd, 2012

The last orders bell is about to ring for cheap booze, as the Government reveals plans to ban multi-buy offers and slap a minimum price of 45p on a unit of alcohol. If implemented, a can of strong lager could not be sold for less than about £1.56 and a four-pack of 4.0 per cent Read the full post…

So who’s got the X-Factor beer of Britain then?

By: JimOldfield

November 24th, 2012

Regional brewers are gagging to see whose beer has the “X” factor, as SIBA publishes the finalists for its National Beer Competition at BeerX. The brewers association has compiled its annual list of winning pints from its regional heats, after the Northern and Midlands champions were the last to be announced last month. The listed Read the full post…

New ales. and new deals…

By: JimOldfield

November 15th, 2012

Dark days may be here, but our brewers aren’t sleeping in – as you will see here… Award-winning Ilkley Brewery has welcomed in a band of women brewers, to create a new all-American IPA as part of a unique new “Project Venus”. The collective was led by Ilkley’s new lady brewer, Harriet Marks – and Read the full post…

Romanian thieves net 888 kegs… in two months!

By: JimOldfield

November 15th, 2012

A PAIR of Romanian thieves have been convicted of stealing £76,000 worth of beer casks and kegs… that they amassed in just TWO MONTHS! Married couple Toma Ciorba, 20, and his 19-year-old wife Diana Ciorba amassed a haul of 888 stolen kegs, which they hid at two addresses in Tottenham and Edmonton. London. Haringey police Read the full post…

New ales and 2m pints a year for Saltaire Brewery

By: JimOldfield

November 15th, 2012

Yorkshire’s Saltaire Brewery is now producing two million pints of real ale per year – just six years after it was set up! The smashing of the barrier – which equates to almost 7,000BBL per year – was marked at a special event at the Shipley brewery on Wednesday (November 14). The “Cask, Keg and Read the full post…

There was only one goal in this game… quaffing real ale!

By: JimOldfield

November 13th, 2012

It was the highlight of the drinking season in a South Yorkshire town… Rotherham’s first-ever CAMRA ale festival, featuring the launch of the town’s first new brewery in decades – and all staged in the town’s brand new, £20m soccer stadium. And as a sell-out crowd enjoyed a single goal – to sample a selection Read the full post…