News Archive 2021

  • Supporting Brewing Research and Education

    Supporting Brewing Research and Education

    29 November 2021

    In November the Advisory Committee to the Brewers’ Research and Education Fund met to review the latest reports from projects receiving funding.

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  • Master and Wardens' Tour 2021

    Master and Wardens' Tour 2021

    24 November 2021

    The Master and Wardens conducted their annual tour to visit key sites and stakeholders on Monday 22 November.

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  • Beer Tasting Competition 2021

    Beer Tasting Competition 2021

    18 November 2021

    The Brewers’ Company Annual Beer Tasting Competition made a triumphant return this year after a COVID-induced hiatus in 2020 and it was certainly worth the wait.

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  • The Lord Mayor's Bulletin Nov 2021

    The Lord Mayor's Bulletin Nov 2021

    11 November 2021

    The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman William Russell, shares his latest bulletin with members of the Livery.

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  • The Lord Mayor's Show 1937

    The Lord Mayor's Show 1937

    09 November 2021

    In the absence of a Lord Mayor’s Show last year we looked back at the Brewers’ Company floats from 1947, 1962 and 1980. This year the show will go on - on Saturday 13 November - but our Archivist has found details of another show the Company participated in even longer ago.

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  • Brewers' Hall Redevelopment Update Nov 21

    Brewers' Hall Redevelopment Update Nov 21

    04 November 2021

    The redevelopment of Brewers’ Hall has now been ongoing for just over a year and there has been much exciting progress!

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  • The Brewers' Company goes back to the classroom

    The Brewers' Company goes back to the classroom

    21 October 2021

    On Friday 15 October, members of the Brewer’s Company Court and the Dame Alice Owen Foundation Advisory Committee visited Dame Alice Owen’s School.

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  • October Court Luncheon 2021

    October Court Luncheon 2021

    15 October 2021

    The Master, Wardens and Court Assistants of the Brewers’ Company were delighted to welcome guests from the Aldenham Foundation, Dame Alice Owen’s School and the Company’s military affiliations: HMS ALBION, The Royal Lancers and 9F(Islington) Squadron ATC, to a Court Luncheon at Butchers’ Hall on 14 October.

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  • Exploring London's Brewing History

    Exploring London's Brewing History

    07 October 2021

    On Tuesday 5 October, Des de Moor – an authority on the History of Brewing in London – took a group of Liverymen and guests on a gentle stroll through some of the brewing history of east London.

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  • Welcome Back Brewers!

    Welcome Back Brewers!

    27 September 2021

    On Tuesday 21 September, after eighteen long months, we were able to welcome our members to a Brewers’ Company event and once again fulfil, in-person, our objective to provide a forum to foster social contact within the brewing industry and associate organisations.

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  • Master opens Brewers' Education Centre

    Master opens Brewers' Education Centre

    23 September 2021

    On Friday 17 September the Master, Richard Fuller, officially opened the Brewers’ Education Centre at Dame Alice Owen’s School.

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  • Liverymen enjoy once in a lifetime trip to HMS ALBION

    Liverymen enjoy once in a lifetime trip to HMS ALBION

    14 September 2021

    The crew of the Brewers’ Company’s affiliated Royal Navy ship, HMS ALBION, gave a warm welcome to members of the Livery and their families during a unique visit aboard the ship on Sunday 12 September.

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  • Keeping the Beerfest Spirit Alive

    Keeping the Beerfest Spirit Alive

    13 September 2021

    Cooling beers and fabulous food were on offer last week at Guildhall Yard as visitors took a breather from the mini heatwave. The fun-packed Beerfest-Lite took place from noon to 9pm on Thursday 9 September and was much enjoyed by all who attended.

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  • Exam results 2021 announced

    Exam results 2021 announced

    24 August 2021

    We are delighted to report that both Aldenham and Dame Alice Owen’s Schools have announced impressive A Level and GCSE results this year, despite the many challenges students have faced.

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  • Music in Secondary Schools Trust Summer Update

    Music in Secondary Schools Trust Summer Update

    09 August 2021

    The Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST) has been doing some fantastic work with young people over the last term and we are delighted to share their latest update.

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  • Lord Mayor's Bulletin July 2021

    Lord Mayor's Bulletin July 2021

    02 August 2021

    The Lord Mayor of London, Alerman William Russel, shares his latest bulletin with members of the Livery.

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  • Grant Awarded to National Brewery Heritage Trust

    Grant Awarded to National Brewery Heritage Trust

    26 July 2021

    The National Brewery Heritage Trust has been awarded a grant of £10,500 by the Brewers’ Research and Education Fund to create a linked online archive for the UK brewing and pub industry.

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  • Master presents Beer Money 2021

    Master presents Beer Money 2021

    22 July 2021

    On the last day of term, students at Dame Alice Owen’s School experienced one of the more unusual sides of their school’s close relationship with the Brewers’ Company when they lined up in silence and, one by one, received their “Beer Money” from the Master Brewer.

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  • Re-election of Master and Wardens

    Re-election of Master and Wardens

    12 July 2021

    We are delighted to announce that, on Thursday 8 July 2021, the Master and Wardens for the coming year were elected and installed at a meeting of the Court.

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  • School Reports July 2021

    School Reports July 2021

    05 July 2021

    As the school year draws to a close, both Aldenham and Dame Alice Owen’s Schools have been reflecting on the last term – the fifth which has been affected by COVID-19.

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  • Sheriffs Elected in Unique Socially-Distanced Ceremony

    Sheriffs Elected in Unique Socially-Distanced Ceremony

    28 June 2021

    On Thursday 24 June, the Master Brewer was pleased to represent the Company at a unique, socially-distanced ceremony to elect the Sheriffs of the City of London for 2021-22.

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  • A unique bond witht the Aldenham Foundation

    A unique bond witht the Aldenham Foundation

    22 June 2021

    The Master, Richard Fuller, was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the Aldenham Foundation last week, having not been able to do so during the last year.

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  • Inspiring the Next Generation

    Inspiring the Next Generation

    15 June 2021

    The Master Brewer, Richard Fuller, was given a warm welcome at Aldenham School last week as he introduced the triumphant return of the Brewers’ Lectures.

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  • News from the Tap Room

    News from the Tap Room

    10 June 2021

    We were very pleased to welcome members of the Livery to our final Tap Room Chat in 2021 last night.

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  • Celebrating the reopening of City pubs

    Celebrating the reopening of City pubs

    25 May 2021

    To celebrate the return of indoor hospitality on Monday 17 May, the Lord Mayor of London arrived at the Old Doctor Butler’s Head pub on a traditional horse-drawn dray to deliver a cask of beer.

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  • Sustainability: Brewing for the Future

    Sustainability: Brewing for the Future

    17 May 2021

    Last week we were excited to hold our first ever virtual Brewing and Beer Brands Forum. The Forum, which usually takes place at Brewers’ Hall, is an opportunity to explore topical issues in brewing with presentations from experts in the field.

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  • Charitable Distribution of £1.3 Million Approved

    Charitable Distribution of £1.3 Million Approved

    12 May 2021

    On 22 April the Court of the Brewers’ Company ratified its previous decision to distribute £1.3 million from the Dame Alice Owen Foundation (DAOF) to Dame Alice Owen’s School and educational programmes in Islington.

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  • Hall Redevelopment Update April 2021

    Hall Redevelopment Update April 2021

    29 April 2021

    We are pleased to report that the redevelopment of Brewers’ Hall is progressing well. The structural steel work for the roof extensions has been completed up to the fifth, and final, floor.

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  • Reaching Young People During Lockdown and Beyond

    Reaching Young People During Lockdown and Beyond

    13 April 2021

    Through the Dame Alice Owen Foundation, the Brewers’ Company is proud to be supporting Islington Council in the delivery of its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) strategy.

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  • The Significance of Lady Day

    The Significance of Lady Day

    29 March 2021

    The Brewers’ Company scrapbook contains (amongst many other items) a bill of fare for a dinner on Lady Day in 1694. But why did Lady Day, 25 March, warrant such a feast – what was its significance?

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  • Past Master Brewer Appointed High Sheriff

    Past Master Brewer Appointed High Sheriff

    23 March 2021

    The Brewers’ Company would like to extend many congratulations to Miles Jenner who became High Sheriff of East Sussex last week.

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  • Philanthropic Giving by Livery Companies

    Philanthropic Giving by Livery Companies

    08 March 2021

    We are pleased to be able to share the results of a recent survey of philanthropic giving by City Livery Companies. The survey collected data from all 110 Livery Companies, including the Brewers’ Company, along with 8 guilds and companies without livery.

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  • This Long Confinement...

    This Long Confinement...

    01 March 2021

    As Brewers’ Company staff approach a one-year anniversary of working from home, the letter pictured is a very apt reflection of how many of us are feeling after such an unprecedented period of restrictions.

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  • Crane Installed at Brewers' Hall

    Crane Installed at Brewers' Hall

    23 February 2021

    This weekend saw a milestone in the project to redevelop Brewers’ Hall as the crane required to lift the steels for the additional floors was installed.

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  • Funding Granted to Address Digital Poverty

    Funding Granted to Address Digital Poverty

    08 February 2021

    The Court of the Brewers’ Company, acting as Trustee to the Dame Alice Owen Foundation, has approved grants totalling £176,000 to the London Borough of Islington and Dame Alice Owen’s School in order to address the “Digital Divide”.

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  • Brewers' Hall Redevelopment Update

    Brewers' Hall Redevelopment Update

    27 January 2021

    The redevelopment of Brewers’ Hall commenced at the end of 2020 and we are pleased to report that progress has been steady ever since. The programme remains on track, in spite of the challenges presented by the pandemic.

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  • The Destruction of Brewers’ Hall

    The Destruction of Brewers’ Hall

    11 January 2021

    Imagine leaving the office for Christmas, shutting the door behind you and perhaps glancing back into the courtyard and returning to work in January to find it looking like this!

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