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Motörhead Road Crew

13/02/2017

Motörhead Road Crew

The rumours are true.  Legendary rock band Motörhead has collaborated with Camerons Brewery in England’s north east to create a rollicking good American Pale Ale. The beer is called Road Crew - named after Motörhead fans' favourite ‘(We Are) The Road Crew’, which appears on the 1980s ‘Ace of Spades’ album.

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Where to drink in January and February

09/01/2017

Where to drink in January and February

The festivities are behind us. All is quiet. We don’t think so! If you are one of the thousands in the UK to suffer the winter blues and need to keep the party going in order to survive, here’s some ideas on where to go and what to try that will put that smile back on your face.

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3 Bites in Every Sip

29/11/2016

3 Bites in Every Sip

Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company in Michigan, USA, is a stand-out experimental craft beer. Even though you'll remember the classic trio of ice cream from your childhood, you'll still be amazed at the flavour of this stout when you first take a sip.

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Burleighs Gin PINK edition

18/11/2016

Burleighs Gin PINK edition

Following the outstanding success of the first batch, we are delighted to tell you about the second release of Burleighs Gin Pink Edition. The inspiration behind the PINK edition comes from master distiller Jamie Baxter’s trip to Tokyo earlier this year where Jamie returned keen to produce a gin with a difference.

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Where to Drink in November

04/11/2016

Where to Drink in November

Our latest arrival from the US is Tailgate’s Watermelon Wheat, a golden fruit beer that, as it the brewery claim, is summer in a can. This month we bring you a great selection of venues where you’ll find Tailgate’s Watermelon Wheat and the increasingly popular Peanut Butter Milk Stout alongside some of our favourites from across the range.

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Meet The Brewer

02/11/2016

Meet The Brewer

We're looking forward to introducing you to Kerry O'Donahue of Saugatuck Brewery, the creative geniuses behind Neapolitan Milk Stout, Backyard IPA, Oval Beach Blonde, Third Bear Amber Ale and, brand new to the UK, Blueberry Maple Leaf Stout. Meet the brewer at East Street Tap in Brighton on Thursday 10th November.

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Stouts that Shout

27/10/2016

Stouts that Shout

Flavoured and premium craft stouts are the hottest trend this Christmas: Peanut Butter, Neapolitan Ice Cream & Blueberry Pancakes. Yes, these are all stout flavours and they are going down a storm with craft beer drinkers this year. Get ready for Winter with these stouts that really SHOUT! 

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Craft Beers Autumn focus

14/10/2016

Craft Beers Autumn focus

Summer has said 'so long' and Autumn breezes in... bright skies, cooler evenings and a burst of rustic colour. Your customers are looking for the next batch of seasonal craft beers and here are a few you can order now in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving

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Where to Drink in October

05/10/2016

Where to Drink in October

Following the highs, lows and crazy weather of September who know’s what to expect this coming month but one thing is for sure, Autumn is here and with it comes exciting seasonal beers. Whilst the sales team are busy introducing the market to these seasonal greats, the rest of us are busy unearthing the finest stockists of our brands for you to enjoy.

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Heathwick in Trade

30/09/2016

Heathwick in Trade

The Lion & Lobster in Brighton always been a busy, fun, lively gastropub, renowned for serving restaurant quality food across all three floors. They were keen to introduce craft beer to their offering and here is how we worked with them to achieve it.

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New Craft Beer Cans - Wingtip & Tailgate

23/09/2016

New Craft Beer Cans - Wingtip & Tailgate

It’s with great pleasure that we announce Wingtip Brewery’s The Captain craft pilsner and Tailgate’s Watermelon Wheat are now available in 330ml cans. The popularity of canned craft beer has taken off over the past few years and is now being recognised as the preferred vessel for craft beer.

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Slow Cooked Gammon in Root Beer

09/09/2016

Slow Cooked Gammon in Root Beer

We love cooking with beer and soda and this is a really simple and delicious recipe with Dominion Root Beer. This succulent and tender joint falls apart on the fork and is flavoured with a subtle sweetness from the honeyed root beer to give it a unique taste.

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Where to Drink in September

26/08/2016

Where to Drink in September

As we move into what is hopefully hotting up to be an Indian summer of sorts, we sent out our team of top craft beer purveyors to highlight some of their favourite venues to enjoy a cool crisp glass of an Indian Pale Ale from our portfolio. And they found a few other treats too.

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Bar Snacks & Beers

24/08/2016

Bar Snacks & Beers

Many bars are now serving homemade bar snacks such as sausage rolls and scotch eggs, in between kitchen opening times, as well as running charcuterie or cheese evenings with beer pairings. Both are a great way to increase sales and up your margins! Our Craft Beer Experience is about enjoying craft beer with food and to build confidence in pairing food and beer. 

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6 Summer Craft Beers

11/08/2016

6 Summer Craft Beers

From fruit beers to experimental stouts, this selection of 6 Craft Beers gives you a crafty bucket list to work on over the next few weeks. The Tailgate cans have been snapped up by more and more bars around the UK - if you want to know which ones, just tweet and we'll let you know the nearest one to you. Enjoy!

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August 6th is Root Beer Float Day

02/08/2016

August 6th is Root Beer Float Day

August 6th is widely celebrated as National Root Beer Float Day across America with children and adults sharing in the joys of this classic American drink. Enjoy Dominion genuine American root beer as a float or for something harder, here are our suggestions for some alcoholic floats.

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Where to drink in August

29/07/2016

Where to drink in August

As August 6th is Root Beer Float Day, we've been thinking about our favourite places to grab a root beer as well as a beer this summer, and where we'll be heading for that classic American float on the 6th. This month we're recommending drinking in London, Surrey, Leeds and Brighton. Enjoy!

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Big Flavour Session Beers

26/07/2016

Big Flavour Session Beers

The Holy Grail for all Bar Managers: finding decent craft beers that are big on flavour but don't come with a whopping abv.  Here are 12 craft beers around or under 5% to help you put together a great beer menu and keep customers happy. And drinking! 

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Where To Drink in July

02/07/2016

Where To Drink in July

It's beginning to feel more like Summer and despite what is happening in the world of UK politics and football (or perhaps because of what is happening in the world of UK politics and football) we need to drink good beer in great places like never before. So here are a few spots we highly recommend this month for beers by the river, with live music and DJs and, of course, on American Independence weekend. 

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New experimental beers from Tailgate

24/06/2016

New experimental beers from Tailgate

TRADE NEWS: The eagerly awaited cans from Tailgate Brewery have arrived in the UK! We are taking pre-orders now and expect this stock to fly out of the warehouse pretty quickly!  So what wonders have Wesley and his team created this year.....? A Peanut Butter Milk Stout and a Grapefruit IPA join Sorta IPA in the canned range now available in the UK

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4th July Special Trade Offer

27/05/2016

4th July Special Trade Offer

Draft Installation Free initial keg 6 pint & 6 half pint branded glassware Round or oval font lens Tap Handle Beer mats & tackers American craft beer chalk board

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Where to Drink in June

24/05/2016

Where to Drink in June

Summer is here! Well, nearly... it’s definitely just around the corner. It's the season of festivals, office summer parties and weddings. Time to pack away the Winter jumpers, dig out the flip flops and get out and about and enjoy the sunshine.* Here's a few of our top picks for where to drink in June. *maybe pack an umbrella just in case though

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Craft Beer 3 Tap Deal

19/05/2016

Craft Beer 3 Tap Deal

This is the Summer to get crafty with your draught offering. To help you get this sorted, we are offering an amazing deal to anyone in the on-trade. The feedback from our customers is that beer drinkers are demanding variety and sometimes you're limited in what you can do by keg. So, to help you give your customers what they want and increase your draught sales, we are offering a 3 Tap Deal with a whole host of freebies to sweeten the deal.

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5 Ways To Boost Sales this 4th July

04/05/2016

5 Ways To Boost Sales this 4th July

July 4th falls on a Monday this year and the weekend will be full of celebrations across the UK. It's a great opportunity to wow your customers and boost your sales. Whether it's a Tap Takeover, a BBQ and Beer Matching menu or an American Beer Bucket Deal, we've got some great ideas that will suit your venue.   

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BBQ Food & Beer Matching

04/05/2016

BBQ Food & Beer Matching

You don’t have to be a highly skilled sommelier to appreciate the enormous effect matching the right beverage to the right dish can have. This blog is all about having some fun by experimenting in the art of beer (and barbecue) food pairing. We guarantee that once you try it and find a match, you will be converted. 

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Where to Drink in May

27/04/2016

Where to Drink in May

May is a great month for the UK food and drink industry; plenty of local events, festivals and a beautiful Spring so far bring renewed hope of a long Summer to be spent basking in the beer gardens and sun terraces of our favourite pubs. However, this month’s adventure takes us to the ‘Garden of England’, Kent, before making our way across the capital to Oxford.

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4 Mexican Craft Beers for Cinco de Mayo

26/04/2016

4 Mexican Craft Beers for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco De Mayo (or 5th May) is a big day in Mexican history for this is the date when the Mexican Army succeeded in the unlikely defeat of the French at The Battle of Puebla in 1862. Here's a nugget of Mexican history, two exciting Mexican micro-breweries and four great Mexican craft beers to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with!  

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Dominion's Seasonal Cherry Blossom Lager

18/04/2016

Dominion's Seasonal Cherry Blossom Lager

It's Spring time and that means sprucing up your beer menu with some seasonal delights. We won't beat around the bush, Cherry Blossom Lager from the Dominion Brewery in Delaware, US will wow your customers. 

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3 new craft beers to keep an eye out for

11/04/2016

3 new craft beers to keep an eye out for

If you get as excited about beer as we do, you’ll probably want to get your hands on these fresh brews. These are the new beers we’ve recently been working with and we are loving them this Spring!!

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Where to Drink in April

01/04/2016

Where to Drink in April

Dusting off the Easter hangover, it’s time to get back on the horse and make our way round some of our favourite craft beer stockists. This month our journey has us enjoying tastings and takeaway beverages at bottle shops, sunny afternoon beers on seafront terraces, crafty cocktails and of course, pub lunches aplenty. Sometimes market research can be really tough but someone has to do it. 

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New Wingtip Draught Range

28/03/2016

New Wingtip Draught Range

TRADE NEWS: We are very excited to be working with Wingtip Brewing Co and its fleet of innovative, international, world-class brands. The following new brews are all available on draught. Please get in touch for more details or to organise an installation.    

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Unconventional Darkness

21/03/2016

Unconventional Darkness

With Tontine, Cameron’s have brewed a milk stout in a contemporary style and are looking to change people's perceptions of stouts and revitalise the category. Please contact us if you’d like more information or are interested in stocking Tontine bottles or draught.

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Five beers to put a Spring in your Step

20/03/2016

Five beers to put a Spring in your Step

Spring arrives in all it’s cheerful, chirping beauty with the promise of invigorating warmth and fresh blue skies; the perfect setting to enjoy one of these great beers. Here’s our Top 5 Spring Craft Beers for beer lovers everywhere (well, 4 beers and 1 cider)  

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The Craft Beer Experience

20/03/2016

The Craft Beer Experience

Let us take you on a journey... The Heathwick Craft Beer Experience sets out to challenge people's perceptions of beer by educating consumers in the world of craft beer, whilst also helping those in the trade exceed customer expectations. Here's what to expect from our customer and staff tasting sessions.

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Burleighs Gin Suggested Serves

18/03/2016

Burleighs Gin Suggested Serves

Burleighs Gin & Tonic The fresh fruit accentuates the orange peel used in the botanical mix by Master Distiller, Jamie Baxter, delivering a sweet citrus freshness unique to Burleighs Gin. 50ml Burleighs London Dry Gin Fill with Fever Tree Tonic  

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The Best of Craft Beer Rising 2016

04/03/2016

The Best of Craft Beer Rising 2016

We always enjoy Craft Beer Rising and CBR16 was a brilliant event as always. Every year provides us with great feedback from trade and consumers alike. Here are our 6 ighlights of #CBR16

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Where to drink in March

02/03/2016

Where to drink in March

The sun is starting to shine, St Patricks day is around the corner and Easter weekend landing at the end of the month. March definitely signals the beginning of Spring and with it, the search for beer gardens to while away the afternoons. This month we reviewed venues in Eton, Bray, Bournemouth, Brighton & Eastbourne.  

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Craft Beer Rising 2016

02/02/2016

Craft Beer Rising 2016

Twice as big as last year, Craft Beer Rising is back at The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane with over 600 beers and ciders to try from over 150 UK and International Breweries. As always, we're really excited to be part of it and talk to people who love their beer! Bodeans will be sharing their Oak Barrel Stout BBQ sauce with us for sampling... we can almost smell the burgers!  

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Pancake Day

01/02/2016

Pancake Day

Pancake Day is a great day all round. In 2015, Andy Hamilton made it even more interesting when he tried different craft beers in his pancake batter to discover 'Which beer makes the best batter?' As a pancake fan and brewer, who better to conduct this research?! But in 2016, Saugatuck upped the stakes by making Maple Blueberry Stout Pancakes to celebrate Americas National Blueberry pancake day.

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Oak Barrel Stout Chocolate Cake

22/01/2016

Oak Barrel Stout Chocolate Cake

Dominion Oak Barrel Stout lends itself so well to many recipes but this one, originally created by Vicky Bradford, is one of our favourites. It's beautifully balanced; rich and chocolatey but without being too sweet. The flavour of the stout is present in a subtle way but it's not overpowering.

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5 Predictions for the 2016 Craft Beer Industry

18/01/2016

5 Predictions for the 2016 Craft Beer Industry

In January we tend to reflect on the past year and think about what's in store the coming year. It's been an interesting 12 months for the craft beer industry and here are 5 trends we think you'll see in the next 12.

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5 Great Beers to Try this Tryanuary

10/01/2016

5 Great Beers to Try this Tryanuary

We are big believers in Tryanuary. It isn't about drinking more, it's about trying something different, tasting something new and experiencing something interesting. Here are our top 5 recommendations for interesting beers you may not have tried before, all from independent breweries and available in the UK.

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Where to Drink in January

09/01/2016

Where to Drink in January

Having spent the festive season being jolly, January is the time to embark on something new. Whether it be experimenting with soft drinks for Dry January or trying something new for Tryanuary, there is plenty for us to experience beverage wise at the start of 2016.  

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Neapolitan Milk Stout on Draft

09/12/2015

Neapolitan Milk Stout on Draft

We knew it was something special when we first tried it in 2013 but we were still overwhelmed by how much so many people in UK loved this stout - we followed some press and tweets which you can view here - and so we made sure there were plenty of bottles around over the last 12 months. 

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O'so Brewing

02/12/2015

O'so Brewing

O’so Brewing was established in 1997 by two childhood sweethearts from Wisconsin. Katina and Marc are a real life love story but more importantly, so is their love for beer! With two new beers now available in the UK, Hop Whoopin' American IPA and Night Porter, you can join O'so Brewing's fight against boring beer.

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Giving Thanks for Beer Sampling Events

01/12/2015

Giving Thanks for Beer Sampling Events

To help the locals of Brighton & Hove celebrate Thanksgiving last weekend, we put on a beer sampling event at Wine Barrel. With a huge range of American and Mexican beers, everyone had the chance to try plenty of new craft brews. The beers went down a storm, Andy held the crowd well, as always, and everyone had a favourite new beer by the end of the evening!

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Where to Drink in December

01/12/2015

Where to Drink in December

Tis the season to be jolly with all the Christmas drinks and work parties going on this month. Here are some of our favourite venues to drink in this December from Brighton to Leeds and a few places in between. Tell us where you like to go and why by using #WhereToDrinkIn followed by the town or city you're in. 

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Where to drink In November

22/11/2015

Where to drink In November

Here are some more of our favourite bars and restaurants that we're getting round to visit this month. November for us is all about those lovely malty Amber Ales, beautifully balanced APAs and spicy Pumpkin Ales. We're also getting excited about Thanksgiving and all the great beers and food that go with such a great celebration!   

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Saugatuck ESB Wins Gold!

11/11/2015

Saugatuck ESB Wins Gold!

We're very proud, but not surprised, to announce that Saugatuck Brewery, Michigan have performed very well at the Brussels Beer Challenge. Their ESB Amber Ale - available in bottle and keg in the UK - achieved gold!

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New beer Wingtip 'The Captain'

16/10/2015

New beer Wingtip 'The Captain'

The British craft beer scene has been going through a very exciting couple of years and has resulted in some fantastic brews form many regions and increased choice in bars and off-licences. We're very excited to introduce Wingtip beers and their first craft brew, The Captain, which is already available to drink in a few select establishments.  

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Autumn Beers

05/10/2015

Autumn Beers

When that noticeable chill hits the late Summer weather, we start yearning for those lovely Autumnal beers; the amber ales, APAs and IPAs. It's time to make sure your bar menu has some nice seasonal Autumn beers on! Here are some great Autumn beers that we recommend:

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Where to Drink In... October

01/10/2015

Where to Drink In... October

So we're in October with it's darker, chilly evenings. Brrr! Time to think about putting the heating on at home, digging out the scarves and looking for those pub gardens with heating! There's still some beautiful Autumnal weather to be enjoying outside in the Autumn sunshine! Here's where we're drinking in October along with a few beer and food pairing suggestions. UPDATED EACH WEEK

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Fordham Spiced Harvest

30/09/2015

Fordham Spiced Harvest

Fordham Spiced Harvest Ale is a pumpkin ale. which is very popular in America during the fall season. It's an easy to drink, warming, spicy ale that doesn't want rushing. Not because of the 6.5% ABV but because it's not your run of the mill ale.

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Octoberfest time!

25/09/2015

Octoberfest time!

Dominion Octoberfest is a smooth, medium bodied brew with notes of grain, bready malt, caramel and a subtle grassy hop character with a crisp bitterness that makes this classic style of lager a perfect Autumn beer.

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Where To Drink in September

22/09/2015

Where To Drink in September

We work with a few different brands and focus our efforts on the best venues in London and throughout the UK. Whether it's a craft beer or a spirit, our brands are suited to bars and restaurants that, whether quirky or classic, independent or nationwide, American or British, are always focused on quality. So here are some of our favourites to help you find the best places to drink in your city.

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Mexican Craft Beers Are On The Way

11/09/2015

Mexican Craft Beers Are On The Way

Heathwick have heard the word on street is Mexican Craft Beers are in demand and experiencing an exciting revolution of their own. So we went out and sourced some of the best microbreweries in Mexico and tried some incredible beers. 

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Tailgate Experimental Draft Club

05/09/2015

Tailgate Experimental Draft Club

Tailgate Brewery have created two experimental brews that we just knew would go down a storm in the UK. Their Grapefruit IPA and Peanut Butter Milk Stout are available in the UK in selected outlets from September 2015 in keg only. 

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Beer Recipes

17/08/2015

Beer Recipes

The Heathwick Craft Beer Experience is about having fun with beer - and part of that is about beer and food matching, beer cocktail and cooking with beer. Craft beers lend themselves to cooking and baking so well due to their complex flavour profiles. Here are a selection of some of our favourites: a mixture of our own recipes, the breweries' and the drinking publics! 

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Root Beer Float

04/08/2015

Root Beer Float

The root beer float is the quintessential summer treat. A classic American drink and such a simple combination like peanut butter and jelly or strawberries and ice cream - depending which side of the pond you're on.  

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Gigi Farmhouse Ale

15/07/2015

Gigi Farmhouse Ale

What is a Farmhouse Ale / Saison? Farmhouse Ales or Saisons (French for ‘season’) originated in Wallonia, a French speaking part of Belgium, in the 19th century. They traditionally brewed in the winter before the hard labour started and stored until the summer months when they were given to farmworkers for refreshment. By brewing in the winter, the farm workers were given work to do in what was otherwise a quiet period.

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Genuine American Root Beer

17/06/2015

Genuine American Root Beer

Dominion Root Beer grew out of original authentic American recipes found at the Library of Congress and has been perfected through many test batches sampled by friends of the brewery. Dominion Root Beer has captured an old-fashioned taste that is full-bodied, rich tasting and aromatic.

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Beach House Pilsner

10/06/2015

Beach House Pilsner

Beach House Pilsner is a summer seasonal beer brewed by the Fordham & Dominion brewery in Dover, Delaware, US. Their beers are about drinkability and quality and bridging the gap between bland mainstream lagers and the more adventurous side of the American craft beer industry. Pilsner takes it name from the city it came from; Pizen (or Pilsner) in the Western Czech republic that was part of the Bohemian Kingdom.

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Fordham Sunseeker

27/04/2015

Fordham Sunseeker

This May will see the launch of Fordham’s new wheat beer, Sunseeker, in the UK: an unfiltered, American Pale Wheat Ale style beer brewed in Delaware, USA. Available in bottles and on draft. Sunseeker: One who envisions a life filled with sunshine, good beer, and marvellous times. With hints of clove and banana bread this unfiltered wheat ale is the perfect Sunseeker’s sidekick…even when the sun goes down.  

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Soda Recipes

26/04/2015

Soda Recipes

You don’t need a high ABV to have fun when drinking, as these hand-crafted non-alcoholic sodas will show you. Delivering all the colours, aromas and flavours of your favourite childhood sweetshop, Dominion’s Root Beer, Black Cherry and Creamy Orange are made with natural cane sugar (honey for the Root Beer). Try these recipe ideas and add some fun to the menu...

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Cherry Blossom Lager

25/03/2015

Cherry Blossom Lager

Cherry Blossom Lager is Dominion's Spring seasonal beer and has been causing a storm in the UK year on year. Brewed with Munich, Carafoam and Vienna malts and Perle and Tradition hops, the lager is then conditioned on 300 pounds of Michigan cherries for 48 hours. Michigan cherries are not the sweet kind, they're the tart kind. And this is why the resulting lager tastes like a effervescent, blushing and tart beer, resembling a pink champagne.

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Beer Cocktails

17/03/2015

Beer Cocktails

Beer cocktails are nothing new. Beer has been used as a cocktail ingredient for many many years. The 'Flip' - a heated mix of beer, rum and sugar that was drunk around the1690s and the 'Boilermaker' - a beer and whisky chaser drank by metal craftsmen working on North American steam locomotives.   Here are some of our favourites (with a free download)

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