News, nuggets and longreads 29 June 2019: brands, stats, Eurostar

A brewery taproom.

Hmm. A short round-up this week, it seems, as not much has really grabbed our attention.

1. Brew­Dog has been declared one of the 25 most valu­able beer brands in the world, rank­ing above Carls­berg, by Brand Finance. This feels sig­nif­i­cant.

2. We’ve just heard about Lab Cul­ture, a West Mid­lands brew­ery pow­ered by the waste heat from the lights used in a ver­ti­cal farm­ing oper­a­tion. This feels futur­is­tic.

3. A new brief­ing paper from the library of the House of Com­mons includes lots of sta­tis­tics on pub num­bers, pubs per head, employ­ment in pubs and so on. (Link to PDF; via @ThurnellReadSoc.)

4. There was a brief pan­ic among beer geeks when it seemed as if Eurostar had set a lim­it on the amount of beer it was per­mis­si­ble to car­ry on cross-chan­nel trains; Eurostar has since clar­i­fied that the rule isn’t as dra­con­ian in prac­tice as it sound­ed on paper.

We’ll fin­ish this with a Tweet: