Saturday, 26 November 2011

111126 - round up

The family run Loddon brewery, Dunsden, have won the ‘Entrepreneur’ category at the recent (23/11/11) Pride of Reading Awards. The glitzy award ceremony was held at the Crowne Plaza, Caversham, and celebrated the best of Reading and the surrounding area. There were a range of categories marking the achievements of both individuals and businesses and [...]
  • An independent Bristol brewery has won one of the UK’s top food and drink awards, recognising not just its beers but its role in regenerating South Bristol. The Bristol Beer Factory in Southville has won the ‘Best Drinks Producer’ in the BBC Food and Farming Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the industry. The award was presented at a [...]
    • Entries are invited from SIBA members who operate pubs for the new Award of Best Pub Operating Microbrewer, one of the categories in the Publican Awards 2012. The closing date for entries has been extended to 9th December 2011. The award will be presented to a pub company that combines their skills in running a successful [...]
      • CAMRA has criticised the Government for declining to address key failings in the pubs market in its response to a call for Government intervention from the Business Select Committee.
        • Brewlab Building Brewlab, established in Sunderland since 1992, has moved into a new purpose built head office on the banks of the River Wear at West Quay Court. It can now offer a wide portfolio of services from one site including training, brewing and analysis services for UK brewers. These new premises will enable Brewlab to continue [...]
          • Warwickshire-based craft brewers grows another 26% year-on-year Achieved net profits of £200k Planning application approved for a new brew house Business making new appointments and set to recruit in the new year New customers include Birmingham’s Town Hall and Symphony Hall Click here for the full press release
            • Burnley’s Moorhouse’s Brewery is celebrating after winning a top national award. Its new £4.2m complex in Burnley was judged Best Business Development at the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) Business Awards. The awards were open to more than 500 member brewers. MD David Grant said: “We are very proud to bring this top business award to [...]
              • On Tuesday, 8th November, acclaimed celebrity chef and presenter of BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, James Martin, delighted customers of the “Pillars” restaurant at the London School of Hospitality and Tourism by cooking up a bespoke four-course beer and food matching dinner. This school is part of the University of West London of which James Martin is [...]
                • MOORHOUSE’S Brewery has reported a 21% increase in sales for September and October – with a record breaking half a million pints of its ‘Pendle Witches’ cask ale sold for the Halloween season. The Burnley brewer has plans to double its £3.5m turnover in the next two years, on the back of the [...]
                  • His Excellency Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador, Tim O’Rourke organiser of the Great Baltic Adventure, Chris Bryant MP, Chairman, All-Party Parliamentary Russia Group, Andrew Griffeths MP - Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group Tim recently co-ordinated a historic re-enactment voyage from England to Russia, The Great Baltic Adventure 2011. This involved [...]