Brewery predicts ‘quality over quantity’ hop harvest after record summer

With a record UK grape harvest and a shortage of barley predicted, Hogs Back brewery in Surrey has said that this year's hop harvest will be about "quality over quantity" as the lack of rain has "affected development". 

Heineken acquires 40% stake in China Resources for $3.1 billion

Dutch beer giant Heineken has confirmed rumours reported earlier this year that it's acquiring a 40% stake in China Resources Enterprise, the parent company of China's largest brewer, for HK$24.4 billion (US$3.1bn). 

The Global Beer Competition: Meet the judges

As we gear up for this year's Global Beer Competition, a blind tasting of beers grouped by style, but without prejudice about their country of origin, we profile each member of the judging panel taking part.

Iron Maiden’s Trooper beer on pour onboard Virgin Trains

Heavy metal group Iron Maiden and Stockport brewery Robinsons have partnered with Virgin Trains to launch Trooper beer onboard all trains for the duration of the band's Legacy of the Beast UK tour. 

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