Microbrewery News 2010

Microbreweries are small companies which produce a limited amount of beer each year depending upon where they are based. The term micro-brewery was first used in the 1970s so the concept of a small brewery is fairly a new idea yet there are still many across the globe. The US limit for producing beer in a microbrewery is 15,000 barrels a year which means companies should be making a few gallons a week to sell to local or regional markets.

Microbreweries are ever increasing in the UK becoming one of the most sought out career for many. But why wouldn’t it be? All beer lovers dream of being able to make their own for a living and those dreams are now coming true for many. Currently there are around 767 breweries in Britain yet the number of companies is ever increasing from 3-5% a year.

Beer lovers will most likely say that the best beers they have ever tasted come from microbreweries and even the worst beers. This is because the owners like to stick to traditional making of the drink and are not afraid to experiment to see what the outcome will be whether it is horrid or not. Drinks made in microbreweries are easily spotted out of a set of beers because of the fact that they are darker in colour to beer made in international companies and they have a richer taste.

A reason that micro brewing has become so popular is because people have seen it as a successful business to go into and it is the love of many.


According to ‘The Independent’ here are some of the best breweries in Britain:

1)         The Hop Back Brewery

Units 22-24

Batten Road Industrial Estate

Downtown, Salisbury



Tel: 01725 – 510 – 986


2)         Crouch Vale Brewery

23 Haltwhistle Road

South Woodham Ferrers




Tel: 01245 – 322 – 744


3)         Harvistoun Brewery

Alva Industrial Estate



FK12 5DQ

Tel: 01259 – 769 – 100


4)         Otley Brewing Company

Unit 42

Albion Industrial Estate



CF37 4NX

Tel: 01443 – 480 – 555


Government trys alcohol in plastic glassware

Over 300 people weekly are injured or killed due to fights in a pub or bar. Drinking glasses are one of the most used weapons within drunken arguments besides knives. Doctors have complained and are hoping to get glasses to be banned so that hopefully if a fight in a bar takes place customers will leave with only a few bruises and not a in a life threatening condition.

It is a lot easier to put a stop to glasses being used as a weapon rather than putting a stop to using knives which will definitely be proved a difficult feat. Since polycarbonate glasses has been introduced in some places there has been seen a definite improvement within people admitted into hospitals. It has been estimated that the NHS has been saved £7.2 million in surgery costs.

Polycarbonate Glassware for drinks

Polycarbonate Glassware for drinks


However, not everyone will agree with putting a ban on glasses. Younger people may have no objection to using plastic but the older generation may think it childish to drink from a plastic cup.

What do you think?

Please give us your thoughts on if you’d like to have drinks served out of plastic bottles/glasses.


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