Articles by ale talk

Queen’s Award for Toast Ale

Toast Ale has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development. Toast Ale is a social enterprise set up in 2015 to tackle food waste. The brewery works with bakeries to prevent surplus bread from being wasted, using it to produce its popular range of craft beers….


Cask is BACK, so back CASK

Beer drinkers returning to pubs can finally get a taste of fresh cask beer Sales of hand-pulled cask beer have been hit hard by Coronavirus restrictions – with sales of this fresh British beer down 70% over the last twelve months – but a new campaign is seeking to reverse…


Charles Faram win twice at the SIBA Business Awards

Charles Faram wins Best Supplier Associate of the year and Best COVID Supplier Initiative at the Society of Independent Brewers Business Awards Paul Corbett, Managing Director at Charles Faram thanked the SIBA team for the award and their efforts throughout the past year and bringing us together with the SIBA…


By The Horns moving to Surrey

Having outgrown their current site, By The Horns brewery are on the move to Redhill, Surrey. They have chosen to locate in Redhill so they were able to build and maintain a sustainable business. This was not achievable in the current location due to current buildings and environment constraints. On…


Lakes Brew Co emerges from tough times

Post redundancy at the beginning of lockdown restrictions 12 months ago, an award-winning team of four has reunited as Lakes Brew Co. Co-founders Matt Clarke, Michelle Gay, Steve Ricketts and Paul Sheldon, formerly employed by Hawkshead Brewery at Staveley, will be focusing on the local and thriving independent beer scene….