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Micro brewery receives 180k in regeneration scheme challenge

A Micro brewery has been awarded over £180k by The Caerphilly Regeneration Team. As part of efforts by Caerphilly Borough Council to regenerate the old Plumbsave building along with two others. It is hoped that Caerphilly will become a ‘go to’ within the craft brew and tourist road map. Brew Monster will be re locating from Cwmbran where it has been for three years. The Plumbsave unit at Lon Y… Read More »

Craft Brewery Numbers swell by 200 during lockdown

Craft brewery numbers continued to grow despite pubs being shut through Covid. The opening of over 200 breweries is one of the few positives the hospitality trade can take from the past 18 months. Over the past 5 years UK craft brewery numbers have seen 1,100 additions. The loss of hospitality business had seen breweries discovering alternate routes to the consumer. The entrepreneurial spirit coupled with the public’s ever demanding… Read More »

Small Brewery duty sees craft brewery industry split

The proposed changes to the Small brewery duty levy announced earlier in 2020 rumble on. Brewing in itself along with the advent of the micro/craft brewery have seen the landscape change significantly. The original proposals put forward in order to stimulate small businesses, together with an overhaul of business rates. Introduced in 2002 small brewery duty encouraged craft brewers to be creative and compete against the corporates. The tax break saw… Read More »

Crash cooling beer before bottling or Kegging and what to avoid

Crash cooling beer is a popular subject and a term often found on bulletin boards and forums. Many prefer to simply brew as they always have and many old school shun the process entirely. Irrespective of your set up cold crash cooling beer can apply to any capacity, home brew, nano or micro. Many explore the method because they want their brew to take on the crystal clear appearance of… Read More »