The craft beer boom in the UK has plateaued with just 8 new breweries opening in 2018 compared to the 390 added the year before.

New research into the UK’s brewing industry suggests the recent acquisitions of small craft breweries by multinationals – such as Heineken’s £40M minority stake in Beavertown – could become an industry wide trend.

Beer: Picture this

22 August, 2018

It’s all about the branding for craft beers trying to get noticed in a crowded marketplace. Shay Waterworth gets under the skin of funky designs

Innis & Gunn founder Dougal Sharp believes that crowdfunding has made Scottish craft beer brands the most internationally recognised.

Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch believes that government greenlighting of overseas brewing conglomerates could be the ‘beginning of the end’ for craft beer in the US.

BrewDog valued at £1bn

10 April, 2017

Craft beer company BrewDog has been valued at £1bn after TSG Consumer Partners spent £213m on shares in the brand.

Craft breweries in America produced 24.6 million barrels in 2016, a 6% improvement than the previous year.

International craft beer giant BrewDog has defended its threats of legal action against a bar for using the word ‘punk’ in its title.

A delegation of Scottish craft brewers has arrived in North America on a learning journey led by Scottish Development International (SDI).

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Dominic Roskrow

It’s ‘up periscope’ for Irish distilleries

I know how wierd this might seem but I often think that the opening of a new distillery is like the launch of a new submarine. It is unveiled in all its pristine glory in a blaze of publicity and fanfare.

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