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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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Batemans pub The Dog and Bone, located on John Street in Lincoln, has been awarded Lincolnshire Pub of the Year for 2014 by the Campaign for Real Ale. This award was presented to landlords Chris and Sarah … [Read More...]

Pendle Witches brewer Moorhouse’s is rolling out special brew Pure Witch (4%abv) for some magical August drinking. For the second year the light golden brew will be available to free trade publicans … [Read More...]

Canterbury brewer lifts top award at SIBA beer competition

Canterbury microbrewer The Canterbury Ales took the Overall Champion’s prize at the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) south east beer competition for The Merchant’s Ale, a 4% ABV mild. The … [Read More...]

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The Hall & Woodhouse Badger brewery team kept a keen eye on 16 beer tanks as they were inched into position by cranes over the Blandford brewery site, completing another important milestone in the new … [Read More...]

Parents ‘in the dark’ on decline in underage drinking

Portman Group research reveals parents’ lack of awareness of downturn in alcohol consumption by 11-15 year olds More than nine out of 10 (96%) parents in England are unaware of the decline in alcohol … [Read More...]

Black Sheep to take the spirit of cycling – and bottle it.

The overwhelming success of Black Sheep Brewery’s most popular seasonal ale ever is set to ride on, long after the world’s largest annual sporting event has left Yorkshire, with the aim of reaching the … [Read More...]

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Guild News

Blooming Marvellous! Brakspear beer raises £800 for Henley in Bloom campaign

Henley pub operator and brewer has presented a cheque for £800 to Henley in Bloom. The monies were raised from sales of Brakspear’s Blooming Marvellous ale, created to support Henley’s ‘Going … [Read More...]

Woodforde’s and Norfolk Cordial toast new partnership

Woodforde’s Norfolk Ales is delighted to announce a partnership with Norfolk Cordial in a bid to broaden its existing portfolio and distribute non-alcoholic drinks for the first time in 32 … [Read More...]

Annual contest for beer writing now open – New Award to foster young writing talent

The British Guild of Beer Writers has launched its annual competition for beer writing, with the addition this year of a new award for the Best Young Beer Writer, designed to foster new writing about … [Read More...]

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