Beavertown’s Heineken deal: How the industry reacted

Businesses are "f*cking gutted" about what Heineken's investment in Beavertown could mean for the independent beer industry, but not everyone is outraged...

The week in pictures

This week in the world of drinks; Osteria Francescana reclaims its place at the top of the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants, Princess Beatrice gets stuck into the Chardonnay at the Serpentine Gallery, beer Twitter has lots of opinions on Heineken's deal with Beavertown, the UK gets its first Pinotage vineyard, and Australian footy fans turned plastic waste into high art (literally) at the World Cup.

Swedes brewing since the Iron Age, evidence reveals

Archaeologists from Lund University have found that evidence that the large-scale production of beer in southern Sweden was taking place as early as the Iron Age. 

Beavertown confirms £40 million stake sale to Heineken

North London brewer Beavertown has confirmed it sold a minority stake of its business to Heineken for £40 million after months of acquisition rumours.

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