Monday, 24 January 2011

Roundup 24/1/11

  • Blogger Conferences focus on new media and offer you the opportunity to share brews with influential beer bloggers, industry professionals and social media experts. Zephyr Adventures introduces six 2011 Blogger Conferences and their sponsorship opportunities including two 2011 Beer Bloggers Conferences. 2011 Beer Bloggers Conferences : May 20-22 London UK & [...]
  • Brewers adding detailed tasting notes and logos to the Real Ale finder at can see the fruits of their labours in the form of point of sale prints. At the push of a button, YourRound allows publicans to print out vivid and enticing tasting notes for all their beers on tap and coming soon. This is [...]
    • The FPB is calling on banks to restore local lending powers to help pubs access affordable finance.
      • Former JD Wetherspoon finance director Keith Down has joined train and bus company Go-Ahead as finance director.
        • The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is staging a five-day celebration of the UK's vibrant craft brewing industry in Nottingham next month. A brand new Craft Beer in Keg competition will be followed by the annual National Finals for cask and bottled beers, and the 'SIBA Champions Beer Festival' open to the public, to create [...]
          • Entries to next month's Brewing Industry International Awards (BIIA) have outstripped the level achieved in 2005 following a flood of recent submissions. With over 770 entries received to date, the closing date has again been extended, allowing brewers to enter if they can deliver their beers to Burton by Friday 28th January. Ruth Evans, CEO of [...]
            • Stefano Cossi, Thornbridge Brewery Brewing is a Beautiful skill and the IBD Nominee for the APPBG Brewer of the year 2010 artfully blends the art and science of brewing to produce beautiful beers Having crafted stunning beers using carefully chosen and sometimes innovative raw materials ( 18 malts, over 60 hop varieties and a host of spices [...]
              • Andrew Griffiths, MP for Burton upon Trent and Vice Chairman of the Beer Group, Mike Benner, and Alan Meale, MP for Mansfield and Chairman of the Group Parliamentary privilege was put aside last week as Thornbridge's Lord Marples beer made the House of Commons when it was served in the Stranger's Bar. The Chairman and Vice [...]
                • ‘Ministers need to understand that they are causing this social breakdown. They are pushing people towards off-trade consumption when they should be encouraging pubs, the single thread that binds together the disintegrating social fabric...
                  • Congratulations to the winners of the Scotland Region Bottled Beer Competition. Bottled Beers Sponsored by Croxsons Brewery Product ABV Gold Stewart Brewing Ltd Hollyrood 5.0 Silver Williams Bros Midnight Sun 5.6 Bronze Williams Bros Seven Giraffes 5.1 To view all results go to
                    • The Orchid Group's first Halo Awards took place last week at the Pacific Oriental in London where eight awards were presented.
                      • A brewers' trade group has urged the Government to halve VAT for the hospitality industry as a positive way to rejuvenate the sector.