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Beer Piper cleans up

Manchester-based Beer Piper, the UK’s number one company in beer line cleaning, is investing over one million pounds into the business as it consolidates its dominant position in the hospitality sector, which with enable to the company to move to new premises and buy additional equipment. The company will move to enlarged premises at Trafford […]

Hogs Back’s 30th anniversary

Hogs Back brewery is kick-starting celebrations for its 30th anniversary in style, by putting its home village in Surrey firmly on the map with the rebrand of its flagship ale as Tongham TEA. The new name and accompanying stylish visual update for TEA, or Traditional English Ale, reflects Hogs Back’s place at the heart of the […]

New career uncorked

I recently had the opportunity to interview the founder of Tomelier, Tom Newbold, who called time on his career in the law to launch a virtual and in-person wine tasting company. When was the business launched? I originally established the business in 2019 as a partnership and found a niche in the market of offering […]

New look for KEEPR’s

KEEPR’s honey-infused artisan spirits has unveiled a striking new bottle design and branding, encapsulating the brand’s natural connection to British bee conservation, beekeeping and provenance. The brand identity, which launched on 3 March, has been applied to a contemporary bee-themed bottle that will appeal to environmentally aware consumers who are keen to support local businesses and British […]

A mouthwatering opportunity

The deadline for prospective investors to own shares in a successful Warwickshire-based cidery is Monday 28 February. The minimum investment is £1,000 and the company is aiming for its shareholders to see a return within three to five years. The owners of Napton Cidery raised £190,000 in a recent crowdfunding campaign that will help secure the […]

Total rhubarb

When the PM was recently asked a question on a subject that caused him some visible unease, his response to the question was: “Total rhubarb” and in so doing he maligned a plant whose history dates back over 5,000 years. An extensive history As explained on a website dedicated to rhubarb, High Altitude Rhubarb, the plant […]

Win VIP festival tickets

With thousands of festival-starved music fans eagerly awaiting a return to normality this year, Badger Beers is offering a number of VIP tickets to ‘Teddy Rocks’, the charity-focused festival in its home town of Blandford, Dorset, which it has supported for several years.   The competition will run across the Hall & Woodhouse and Badger […]

In for a penny

Investors are being invited to become a part of the Isle of Barra Distiller’s (IoBD) story as they launch their first Premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky Isle of Barra, this month (December 2021). The Island of Barra is Scotland’s most westerly island facing the Atlantic Ocean and home to the isle’s first distillery: Isle of […]

A delicious investment

A £250,000 expansion plan has been unveiled by the owners of family-run, Warwickshire-based Napton Cidery who are launching their second crowdfunding campaign within a year. Jolyon and Charlotte Olivier are growing their award-winning cidery to help fulfil major new contracts as well as fund an extension to their production facilities and taproom. The couple has launched […]

jeremy clarkson drinking hawkstone lager

Hawkstone outsells rivals

Jeremy Clarkson’s Hawkstone Lager became the UK’s number one selling beer on Amazon, just eight hours after it was launched – outselling Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois.  Sales of Hawkstone Lager, which is produced from barley that Clarkson grew himself on his farm in the Cotswolds, have been so strong that his team is considering putting […]