Wylam Brewery's Haxan Black Wit beer is heading to BeerX in Sheffield

North East breweries fly the flag for the North East at premium beer competition BeerX

Local breweries have made it through to the judging finals of BeerX, one of the largest beer competition's in the country

Damian Baetens, director of Transmit Start Ups with Adam Riley (front) beside King Edward 's Bay, Tynemouth

Riley's Fish Shack man crowdfunding his way to shipping container restaurant idea

Adam Riley has successfully built a name for his pop-up fish grill in Tynemouth

The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

Jesmond Dene House has expanded by investing in a second venture, St Mary's Inn in Northumberland

Karen Wilkin of Swallow Fish

Third Proper Food and Drink Festival comes to North Shields

The Proper Food and Drink festival is taking place in North Shields at the end of the month

Mark and Shelley Deakin of Hot Stuff Chilli Co

North East Chilli Festival to turn up the heat for the third year running

Chilli producers from the North East and beyond will be congregating for the third year running to celebrate all that is chilli

Brew Dog general manger Helen Davison

So many summer beers to choose from - if you're in the know

With so many great summer beers, where do you start when choosing your favourite? At least consider the best of craft, argues Richard Fletcher

Anarchy Brewery's Simon and Dawn Miles with their award from the Society of Independent Brewers

Glasses are raised to prize beers from North East breweries

North East breweries are celebrating after scooping top prizes at the SIBA Beer X competition held in Sheffield

Mick Wilkes of the National Trust at the Garden Cottage, Gibside Estate which is being turned into a pub

National Trust seeks approval to turn Gibside estate cottage into pub

The National Trust may open a pub at its historic Gibside estate near Rowlands Gill if a planning application gets approved

Dave Stone and Matt Boyle

Greenan Blueaye invests £750,000 in plans for Newcastle's first brewpub

Pub operator Greenan Blueaye has invested around £750,000 in plans to create Newcastle’s first brewpub in an innovative partnership with Wylam Brewery

Brewery cheers on Josie's cause

An award-winning brewery is helping to toast the memory of an inspirational youngster.

Teaser: Landlord, Norman Weatherburn

Landlord's armed raid ordeal

Armed robbers tied a pub landlord to his bed, threatened to kill him with a machete and stole thousands of pounds in an early morning raid.

Real ales on offer in the Courtyard Bar

Washington Arts Centre Beer Festival

Food Heroes Tasting Market

Bringing together more than 20 of the region's top food originators, this all-day event at Newcastle University will showcase a huge range of local food and produce, with the emphasis firmly on tasting.

Postcode Focus: NE41 - Wonderful Wylam

The village of Wylam, in Northumberland, was described by one observer of the North-East as "the very worst colliery village that we have yet beheld".

The garlic's chopped

Last year, there was garlic ice cream and even garlic beer as more than 1,500 food fans turned up to an event dedicated purely to the wonders of the pungent bulb.

Asda link-up has paid off

Some suppliers have seen their sales more than triple since the scheme started.

Meat and drink

According to Leonardo da Vinci, when artists get together the one thing they are most likely to discuss is the price of paint.

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