Hawkshead’s Flookburgh Brewery – First Look

Along with some of the beer industry’s top bigwigs, North West Beer’s Katie Taylor (that’s me) was invited to join Hawkshead Brewery to celebrate the opening of their new plant in Flookburgh, Cumbria. Here’s what she – ahem, I – thought about it. Arriving at Hawkshead Brewery‘s tap room and “new” brewery in Staveley (it’s […]

Bowland Brewery named as Cask Ale Centre of Excellence

Bowland Brewery has become Cask Marque’s latest Centre of Excellence, hosting training courses for the British Institute of Innkeeping Award in Beer and Cellar Quality (ABCQ) qualification. The Clitheroe-based brewery, which opened the doors to its new location just two years ago, will host four Cask Marque courses in 2019. Attendees will experience a tour of […]

Name Thwaites New Horse

Name Thwaites’ New Horse

Thwaites Need a Name for their New Shire Horse One of Thwaites most famous traditions is their line-up of heavy horses, on hand as extra-large mascots and to pull their vintage wagons through town on special occasions – including local weddings. They’re an integral part of the Thwaites brand, and they’re even fed on spent […]