Black Sheep Brewery Acquires York Brewery

The Black Sheep Brewery plc has announced the purchase of York Brewery York Brewery entered administration on Thursday 13 December, together with its parent company, Mitchell’s of Lancaster. The deal includes York Brewery, it’s brands and four outlets – The Last Drop Inn, Tap Room & Three Legged Mare, York…

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BGBW Award winners 2018

Best of beer writing recognised in annual awards ceremony, staged on 22 November Emma Inch, the Brighton based beer writer and radio broadcaster has been named Beer Writer of the Year 2018. Inch is the creator and presenter of Fermentation Radio, the UK’s only regular beer and brewing show on…


Krombacher Announces Inaugural Pub Walk Charity Challenge

Germany’s number one premium beer brand Krombacher has announced an inaugural Krombacher Pub Walk campaign The campaign is looking to increase awareness about the plight of British pubs and in the process raise money for the Licensed Trade Charity. The mammoth challenge taking place in London will see a Krombacher…


Ossett Brewery Invests in Saltaire ‘Beer Factory’

Salt Beer Factory is a £1.7million investment by Ossett Brewery housed in a Grade II Victorian tramshed built in 1904. Salt is a micro-brewery with a difference, unifying heritage and modern brewing. The mission is to produce showstopping, hop-forward beers and couple them with an interactive brewery experience. Brewing a…


Beer and pub campaigners cheer duty freeze

The Chancellor’s surprise decision to freeze Beer Duty has been welcomed by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) The Chancellor also announced rate relief for businesses with a rateable value under £51,000, which will see rates bills cut by a third for around 90% of independent small business, including pubs….