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 […]

Oktoberfest in Lancashire

Your handy guide to the Oktoberfest celebrations happening all over Lancashire and the North West this autumn. Oktoberfest is the German festival of beer, or more specifically, it’s a “Volksfest” – a people’s festival. In Germany, this means a beer festival combined with a funfair, markets, food stalls and live music. Fun for all the […]