GIbberish brewpub reduces opening hours

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Gibberish brewpub on Caryl Street in Liverpool announced, via twitter, that it will be closing as a regular bar and devoting itself only to monthly beer events. Expect 12 new beers each month for a Thursday-Sunday mini fest, starting 27-30 September. The boutique brewpub was opened in December 2017 by Gaz Matthews, co-founder of Mad Hatter Brewing Company. [more]

Work commences on Beatnikz Republic bar

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After a successful crowdfunding campaign, Beatnikz Republic brewery announced that work has commenced on their bar based on Tariff Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. [more]
On the same street, Leeds-based Northern Monk brewery are also opening a bar in a premise that used to house the popular Kosmonaut bar. [more]

Plans approved for first Thornbridge Brewery and Pivovar venue

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Thornbridge Brewery and craft beer wholesaler Pivovar have had plans to transform a former branch of Lloyds Bank in Birmingham into their first joint venue approved. The ‘Birmingham Tap’ will open in Autumn 2018 and will be the first of ten venues with others planned in Manchester, York, Leeds, London and Brighton. [more]

BrewDog launches video on demand network

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BrewDog has decided that the best way to promote its new video on demand network is via a parody porn website. The BrewDog Network will offer a broad range of beer, food, travel and entertainment shows. The subscription will cost £4.99 per month. [more]

Ex-Wigan police base approved as new brewery

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Plans to establish a micro-brewery on the site of a former police station on Castle Hill Road in Hindley have been given the green light by the town hall. The main building is now a dental laboratory and the brewing process will take the place from an existing garage. [more]

Brewery urged to apologise for ‘inappropriate’ beer

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Tollgate Brewery has been urged to apologise over an “inappropriate” beer named for a Hindu goddess and featuring her image on the label. Members of the Hindu community criticised the brewery over its Kalika IPA, which showed a picture of the goddess (Kalika) who is highly revered in Hinduism. [more]

All change at Windmill Brewery

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Windmill Brewery in Standish have appointed a new Head Brewer. Jon Pilling introduced himself at the most recent Wigan CAMRA Branch meeting and explained the ambitious plans for himself and the brewery. John brings a vast wealth of knowledge and experience that will undoubtedly stand them in good stead to achieve their goals.