Monday, 5 December 2011

111205 - roundup

Oakham Ales, based in Peterborough, brewed its first seasonal ale for M&S this summer – named ‘Cambridgeshire Summer Ale’.  It won a gold medal at the *International Beer Festival – the first one the retailer has won at these awards – and has been so popular with customers that M&S is [...]

  • Over 150 people joined the Beer Academy for its first festival of British beer and cheese in the magnificent Hall of the Worshipful Company of Brewers in the City of London.  Cheese Makers and Head Brewers were on hand to help participants discover the art of beer and cheese matching (see Notes [...]
    • (l-r) Brian Jenkins, sales director of sponsors Thwaites, presents the Best Corporate Communications Award to winner Pete Brown SIBA’s ‘Proud of British Beer’ film was honoured at the British Guild of Beer Writers’ Annual Awards last night (1st December), winning the Best Corporate Communications title for Pete Brown, who scripted the film. Proud of British Beer was [...]
      • CAMRA is delighted at the news beer writers Des De Moor and Adrian Tierney-Jones have come up trumps at the British Guild of Beer Writers Annual Awards Dinner
        • 11th TWICKENHAM BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL 2011 The Festival was held again (after a two year break) in the Clarendon Hall/Hyde Room at YORK HOUSE Richmond Road, Twickenham,TW1 3AA. 2,310 attended the festival over the two and half days. It’s been estimated that over 5,760 pints of draft ale and 960 pints of cider/perry were sold, and [...]
          • A BIRKENHEAD brewery has triumphed at the North’s leading beer contest. Peerless Brewing Company scooped four top accolades for its newly launched bottled range at the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) Great Northern Beer Festival – to mark a very happy second birthday for the Pool Street brewery. Fledgling brew Jinja Ninja was first voted gold in [...]
            • The team at Stonehouse Brewery, Oswestry, have been doing their bit for Movember, and have raised over £700. All the brewery staff, except Alison, have grown a mo. We have donated 1p from every pint sold in November, and other people have generously donated to our group. Movember began in Australia in 1999 and has grown into [...]
              • Mike Hall landlord of The Bell Inn Leominster with daughter Emily, and Vernon Amor, Managing Director of Wye Valley Brewery. ‘Just the sort of local beer champion we need!’ said judges. The Bell Inn, Leominster was crowned Best SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) Local at the recent Business Awards, held at the Crowne Plaza, London on 14th [...]
                • Julian Grocock, SIBA chief executive, with Nigel and Vanessa Williams, licensees of The Ranmoor Inn, Sheffield The Society of Independent Brewers’ has welcomed The Ranmoor Inn in Sheffield as the 100th member to join the SIBA Locals membership scheme, launched this summer. SIBA Locals was launched at the Great British Beer Festival in August, as a way [...]