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June 2015

The Innis & Gunn BeerBond seems to have hit a note with investors with the brewery announcing that it has raised £2.5 million with its crowdfunded beer bond.  Innis & Gunn launched the funding drive at the end of April seeking to raise £3 million to build a new brewery. Whilst crowdfunding is seemingly all the rage for craft breweries with ambition Innis & Gunn have taken a different route. Rather than offering shares in the...

Take away craft beer growlers are all the rage at the moment and yet another thing imported from our craft beer brewing friends in America. We first introduced growlers in an earlier post about our craft beer trip to Vancouver. Intrigued by the idea of take-out beer we decided to write more on the subject and find out what the potential benefits are to UK brewers. But first lets establish exactly what a growler is? You can look up some definitions...

It’s been another busy quarter for the craft beer market and this is our round up of key developments. The biggest news was that South African brewing giant SAB Miller acquired Meantime Brewing. The deal for an as-yet-undisclosed sum will reportedly see Meantime develop new beers for SAB as well as helping it grow its exports. Much of the media speculation has been on the impact among craft beer fans. Perhaps more important is whether this is...

Clarity client Itihaas has crafted a new beer to match its menu of authentic Indian cuisine. Created in partnership with Coventry microbrewery Lion Heart, Sambha IPA is hoppy in flavour, with fruity notes of citrus and pineapple derived from citra hops. The recipe is a bespoke creation designed to be enjoyed in harmony with the plethora of flavours in Indian cuisine. Mildly sweet, with subtle hints of malt, the ale is to be available exclusively at the...