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Craft Brew Shandy – Resurgent Shandy With a Hoppy Twist

Craft brew shandy (Radler) has enjoyed a successful resurgence and a refreshing twist to it’s predecessors. As the easing of lockdown looms and the feelgood Euros fuels the increasing popularity of ‘nolo’ beers and wines. Low alcohol shandy sales are substantially up (50%) on this time last year confirming it’s continued momentum. When England score don’t be surprised if you’re showered with craft brew shandy. The popularity and interest in… Read More »

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 »