Newsline November 2018

Newsline November 2018

Taylor Illingworth

News from our friends over at Taylor Illingworth of a three part series of beers using fruit: It Takes Two To Mango at 5%, Nasty Peach Of Work at 5% and Berry Good Berry Nice at 5%.


More Monk in the North

Northern Monk, the Leeds based brewer, has opened its second tap, in Manchester’s Northern quarter, following a successful crowd funding campaign that raised almost £1.5m.


Play Brew

Another Leeds based craft brewer is crowd funding as well, and has also exceeded their original target. Having begun life using contract brewers, the company is looking to open its own brewery and tap in the city.



Dunscar Brewery in Administration

It’s always sad to see a business fall over and this is no exception. Dunscar, the Bolton based brewer, went into administration at the end of September. There are no winners out of these situations, although it doesn’t do the company handling the administration any harm.

The brewery itself has subsequently been put up for sale by the administrator Begbies Traynor.






Bradford Brewery

It’s odd to note a new beer, the demise of the brewer and then the subsequent sale of the brewery in the same issue but that’s how quickly these things unfold sometimes.

Eyes Brewing have bought the former Bradford Brewery and hope to be brewing by December.


Brewdog’s Fake News

Brewdog are kicking up a different kind of storm this month following a press release in the United States offering free beer to Trump supporters.

Brewdog were quick and ruthless in their response. Their own press release said that they had ‘zero knowledge’ of the original statement and immediately cancelled a planned partnership with the brewer involved, Scofflaw, and returned all of their products.