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The British Guild of Beer Writers was formed in 1988 to help spread the word about beers, brewing and pubs, and our website is dedicated to exactly that pursuit. In it, you will find listed the cream of the country’s beer media experts – be they journalists, authors, producers, photographers, illustrators or PR people. Somewhere… [Continue Reading]

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Oakham Ales Wins Gold and Silver at SIBA East Competition

Oakham Ales, the innovative brewery based in Peterborough, has won a gold and silver medal in the recent SIBA East (Society of Independent Brewers) Beer Competition.  Black Hole Porter won the top prize in … [Read More...]

SIBA joins industry applause for Chancellor  

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) joined in the brewing industry’s applause today for Chancellor George Osborne at the Conservative Party Conference. Mr Osborne was presented with the new ‘Cheers … [Read More...]

ACORN’S BARNSLEY BITTER VOTED TOP TIPPLE FOR THE NORTH

Barnsley Bitter from the award winning Acorn Brewery has been hailed the top standard strength ale in Yorkshire and the North East.   Acorn is toasting the success after scooping gold in its class at … [Read More...]

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Industry News

UK brewery launches new energy centre to bolster energy efficiency

Molson Coors’ new energy centre at its Burton Brewery is set to achieve significant cost savings and environmental improvements   1st October: A new energy centre has opened at Molson Coors’ brewery … [Read More...]

Accolade Demonstrates Success of McMullen’s Pub Operator Agreements

  McMullen pub The Cowper Arms, based in Digswell, Hertfordshire, has been named as Welwyn Hatfield’s favourite local pub in a competition organised by the area’s MP, Grant V. Shapps. Furthermore, two of … [Read More...]

Brakspear appoints first executive chef

Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear has appointed Antony Ely as its first executive chef, to develop food sales across its four managed pubs. Ely will work with the head chefs at each of Brakspear’s … [Read More...]

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Guild News

Beer Writing Awards deadline extended to 12 September

The British Guild of Beer Writers is extending the deadline for this year’s awards for beer writing, giving entrants an additional week to submit their work. Entries will now close on Friday, 12 … [Read More...]

Leeds’ North Bar group takes entire management team to Belgium

Pioneering craft beer bar group North Bar Ltd is set to take its entire management team on a research trip to Belgium. A three day tour of Brussels and Gent will see the directors and staff visit a … [Read More...]

One month to closing date for Guild of Beer Writers’ Annual Awards

Beer writers, broadcasters and bloggers, take note! Entries to this year’s British Guild of Beer Writers’ Awards close exactly one month today on Friday, 5th September. Don’t miss out on your … [Read More...]

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