North Brewing sold to Kirkstall owner in a pre-pack administration deal

North Brewing sold to Kirkstall owner

By James McAllister

North Brewing has been acquired by Steve Holt, owner of fellow Leeds-based brewery Kirkstall, in a pre-pack deal that will secure the jobs of 78 North employees.

Number of UK breweries grew 7.5% in 2020 despite pandemic

Number of UK breweries grew 7.5% in 2020 despite pandemic

By Joe Lutrario

The Coronavirus’ devastating impact on pub, bar and restaurant beer sales hasn’t put entrepreneurs off launching new brewing businesses, with the total number of UK breweries increasing by 216 last year.

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How to serve great beer

By Carina Perkins

Whether a hotel, restaurant or pub, the quality of beer served can have an impact on customer satisfaction, profits, sales and waste. Here, Steve Lakin of drinks dispense service Innserve gives his tips on good cellar management for great beer.

The alcohol duty escalator has been scrapped and 1p has been cut from beer tax

Budget 2014: Key points and reaction

By Luke Nicholls

Following the delivery of the 2014 Budget by Chancellor George Osborne earlier today, BigHospitality caught up with some of the key organisations representing pubs, hotels and restaurants as well as individual operators for their reaction.

Craft beer sales have risen by 84 per cent for draught and 40 per cent for packaged in the past year

Brewing up a storm: Craft beer sales continue to climb

By Luke Nicholls

While many drinks categories in the UK on-trade are declining in sales, craft beer is bucking the trend, with a sales growth of 79 per cent in the past year equating to 74 million pints being sold in pubs and bars across the country.

Shadow Small Business Minister Toby Perkins was speaking SIBA's BeerX conference earlier today

Beer tax argument heats up at BeerX event ahead of 2013 Budget

By Luke Nicholls

Labour may have to retain the controversial Beer Duty Escalator if it came into power at the next election as Shadow Small Business Minister Toby Perkins admitted to brewers at SIBA’s BeerX conference that they ‘can’t solve all the problems facing pubs’.

How to serve the perfect pint


How to keep beer fresh

By Emma Eversham

With cask ales back in growth, publicans will be looking to stock more of them, but what is the best way to keep beer? Conrad Boucher of automated beer line cleaning system Beer Piper, underlines the importance of keeping beer lines clean to ensure pubs...

The inaugural industry awards gave a new dimension to the BBPA Annual Dinner

BBPA Annual Dinner & Industry Awards

By Luke Nicholls

The winners of the inaugural British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) industry awards were announced at the organisation’s Annual Dinner which took place at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square hotel last night.

Julian Grocock, SIBA chief executive, with Nigel and Vanessa Williams, licensees of The Ranmoor Inn, Sheffield

SIBA Locals pub scheme reaches 100 members

By Luke Nicholls

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has reached 100 members for its SIBA Locals scheme, which launched this summer in a bid to help licensees capitalise on growing demand for locally-sourced food and drink in pubs.

Colin Wilde (left) and Charlie Bromeley (right) of Castle Rock Brewery collected there Overall Winner award from SIBA chairman Keith Bott

Castle Rock named best UK brewer at SIBA Business Awards

By Luke Nicholls

Nottingham-based brewer Castle Rock was announced Overall Winner at the SIBA Business Awards 2011, while a further eight brewers were recognised for their business development skills last night in London.

Diageo to distribute Red Stripe from August

Diageo to distribute Red Stripe from August

By Becky Paskin

Drinks distributor Diageo is to take over the marketing and distribution of lager brand Red Stripe from Wells & Young’s as of 1 August this year.


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