Thursday, 18 March 2010

New Map Search for UK Breweries

We've just updated the search on our site so that every UK Brewery is listed on a map.
Simply zoom in and select a brewery, then you can 'click through' and get details of that brewery, including all the beers that they brew !!

See the New Search Here

Monday, 8 March 2010

Hat-trick for Saltaire Brewery at SIBA awards

West Yorkshire brewery Saltaire scooped three awards at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) National Beer Competition 2010.

Saltaire took the top title of Supreme Champion Beer 2010 for its Triple Chocoholic, a 4.8% abv chocolate stout.

The same beer won the Gold Award in the Champion Speciality Beer category, while the brewery’s Cascade Pale Ale scooped the Champion Premium Bitters prize.

Full list of winners:

• Supreme Champion Beer 2010 Triple Chocoholic: Saltaire Brewery, Shipley, Yorkshire

• Champion Milds (up to 4% abv): Dark Mild Bank Top Brewery, Bolton

• Champion Bitters & Pale Ales (up to 4% abv): Lord Marples, Thornbridge Brewery, Derbyshire

• Champion Best Bitters (4.1 – 4.5% abv): Darwins Origin, Salopian Brewing, Shrewsbury

• Champion Premium Bitters (4.6 – 4.9% abv): Cascade Pale Ale Supreme Speciality Beer, Saltaire Brewery, Shipley, Yorkshire

• Champion Strong Bitters (5.1 – 5.5% abv): Big Chief Bitter, Greenmill Brewery, Rochdale

• Champion Strong Ales (over 5.6% abv): Dorothy Goodbody’s Country Ale, Wye Valley Brewery

• Champion Porters, Strong Milds, Old Ales & Stouts: Guerilla, Blue Monkey Brewery, Derbyshire

• Champion Speciality Beers: Triple Chocoholic, Saltaire Brewery, Shipley, Yorkshire

• Champion Bottled Beers: Proper Job, St Austell Brewery

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

National Cask Ale Week 2010

In its second year, National Cask Ale week is back to celebrate Britain’s national drink from 29th March – 5th April.

Following last year’s success, hundreds of events will once again take place during Easter week across the UK to mark National Cask Ale Week organised by cask ale quality accreditors Cask Marque, CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) and many of the country’s brewers and pub owners and operators.

2009 saw the major brewers, Cask Marque, 6,000 pubs and countless ale lovers pulling together to celebrate all that is good about beer.
And it is with this support that the Great British pint has enjoyed a storming year with more drinkers than ever sampling beer and the number of breweries growing by 12 per cent.

This year National Cask Ale Week is asking ale lovers and ale virgins alike to pull together and continue to support and celebrate this British icon and where possible, introduce a friend to this unique drink.

Widely pitched today as the savior of the Great British pub, cask beer is a natural, fresh product that is sipped and savoured by drinkers. There are flavours to suit every pallet from light, fruity ales to dark bitters, with many pubs serving locally brewed ales, which taps into consumers’ growing interest in local provenance.

To find out more about National Cask Ale Week and what’s happening in pubs and breweries in your region visit the National Cask Ale Week Website

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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Tetley's cask ale to be brewed outside Yorkshire

Tetley's cask ale will be brewed outside of Yorkshire for the first time in nearly two hundred years.

Tetley's has been made in the city for almost two centuries dating back to 1822.

Its cask ale will be brewed by Marston's, one of the biggest brewers of cask ale in the UK, which has its head office in Wolverhampton.

Read the full article from the Yorkshire Evening Post

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