Big Brother is one of the largest and longest running reality TV shows in the UK and has seen many celebrities grace its walls. Having gained such a reputation, they are always looking for new and exciting ways to keep the show relevant and the show teamed up with event solution experts Mobile Bar Hire Ltd for a helping hand.

Big Brother UK contacted Mobile Bar Hire to request a bar counter to be used on their show to be aired Monday 27th June. The bar counter provided by the events specialists was their newest addition – the Bennett Bar. The fully colour changing LED counter was accompanied by LED ice buckets which were dotted around the room on the show filled with drinks for the contestants. The Bennett Bar is a fully functional cocktail counter which can be used in both indoor and outdoor locations due to its weatherproof nature.

It is not the first time that Mobile Bar Hire have been approached by TV producers to provide their services. The Bexley firm have also provided bars and equipment to The One Show, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Let’s Do Lunch with Gino and Mel and the US TV drama ‘Guilt’.

The bar counter provided to Big Brother by Mobile Bar Hire
The bar counter provided to Big Brother by Mobile Bar Hire

When asked about the Channel 5 programme getting in touch, company Director Rags Sandhu said, ‘Having now worked with most of the major TV channels in the UK in the last year, it is a credit to our team to know we are providing a service of a high enough standard to be seen by millions. Big Brother are another strong tick in our box but we are constantly wanting to better ourselves and will continue to look onwards and upwards.’

Did you see the bar on Big Brother? If yes, let us know here today.

Yes you’ve guessed it, Fathers day is fast approaching and do you know if your father is into craft beers? Well if he is, one of the newest Craft Lagers on the market is Beerdsman Lager. Designed to offer the great experience of draught beer at home (similar feel to drinking a pint in a pub), Beerdsman Lager comes complete in its very own takeaway keg complete with a handle and a tap – all you need to do is chill and pour. With the Craft Beer market growing year on year there is good chance that this gift shall go down a storm with fathers up and down the country. The idea is going down very well with the distributors of Beerdsman ( and the microbrewery who produce the product.

Is it considered to be value for money? YES (say the distributors), for a takeaway draught lager it’s considered to be very quirky and a great idea for the summer months and indeed all year round. So at this time of year when sons & daughters up and down the country are looking for something for their dad on Father’s Days, the Beerdsman Lager Keg is a sure choice.

Fathers Day is set to be crafty with Beerdsman Lager
Fathers Day is set to be full of craft beer with Beerdsman Lager

Traditional presents for dad’s on this special day of the year, include the famous socks, tie, taking dad out for a meal, experience days (often driving or flying) and now hoping to top it will be the craft beer market for 2016.
It’s surprising how many children leave fathers day and Mother’s days gifts till the last few days, hoping to still accommodate these requests/orders the distributors of Beerdsman are aiming to guarantee (where possible) next working day delivery. If you do decide to buy your dad a craft lager for his special day – please do email us and let us know.

Camden Town Brewery have been one of the major forces in the craft beer revival in the UK since they were founded in 2010 in the basement of The Horseshoe pub in Hampstead. Founded by Jasper Cuppaidge, the brewery gained popularity quickly through its core line up and seasonal brews and are now stocked throughout the UK.

Camden Town Brewery received a backlash in December 2015 when they announced they were to be taken over by the world’s largest brewing conglomerate, AB InBev after initially crowdfunding to build their new brewery in North London.

Camden Town Brewery today (10th June 2016) unveiled their reinvented branding which is to be rolled out onto all of its tap badges, bottles and cans. The branding keeps the brewery’s fun and colourful nature but uses bold colour and typography to make the name and style of beer clearer.

The logo of the company has also been changed slightly and will also appear on all of the new packaging. The new cans and bottles will be available in Waitrose, Marks and Spencer and Majestic Wines from today.

Camden Town Brewery New Packaging.
Camden Town Brewery New Packaging.

Once the new brewery is completed in 2017, Camden will be offering some of their core range in new vessels – such as their Gentleman’s Wit and Pils in cans and their unfiltered Hells and Ink Stout in bottles and cans.

Ross Stirling from the branding agency Studio Juice that worked on the redesign project, added: “Much like the Camden Hells lager of today, the refresh is the result of tireless refinement. It was about making what worked work harder. On their own, these beers scream from the tap rooms and bottle shops, but as a collection they come together to celebrate their irreverent fun nature and continued success.”

What do you think of Camden Town Brewery and their new packaging? Is it a step in the right direction after their acquisition by AB InBev or is it a signal that the large corporation are already changing things? Let us know your thoughts here.

Carlsberg are launching a sponsorship Pubstitutions campaign for the upcoming UEFA Euros 2016. It will involve around 19 pubs from around England to change their venue name, look and style for the duration that England will stay in the tournament. England are located in Group B of the fixture list, and will play their first match against Russia on the 11th of June, kick off at 8pm.

Pubs that have already been kitted out on the 16th of May for the Carlsberg UEFA Euros 2016 Pubstitutions include; Famous 3 Kings (Fulham), Lion & Lamb (Cambridge), Three Bulls Head (Newcastle), and Red Lion (Northampton). The other chosen pubs by Carlsberg will follow suit with a makeover that will be finalised in the next couple of days. Carlsberg have run this campaign to cement their status as the beer choice for football fans, and hope the pubs will network their great brand and cast an incredible experience for all part takers.

Pubstitutions will see the Golden Lion named 'The Three Lions'
Pubstitutions will see the Golden Lion named ‘The Three Lions’

One of the pubs that will be involved in this Pubstitutions campaign is The Golden Lion, which is located in the Broadway area of Bexleyheath. The Golden Lion has changed their name to “The Three Lions” in support of England during their run in the UEFA Euros 2016. All 19 pubs that have been chosen are going to include signs and displays that will include England squad stars such as Wayne Rooney, Gary Cahill, and Joe Hart. Many of the pubs will also be visited by former England players and managers such as Terry Venables and Lee Sharpe, who are great ambassadors of the brand, they will make public appearances during matches that include England.

Hopefully the love and wonderful support that the England squad will receive through Pubstitutions will give them a great boost in their UEFA Euros 2016 run.

What are your thoughts of the Carlsberg UEFA Euros 2016 Pubstitutions campaign? Tell us what you think here.

Mobile Bar Hire’s very own apprentice, William Malingan, has been awarded by London based NVQ provider JUST IT the title of ‘Apprentice of the Month’ for May. Mobile Bar Hire is an esteemed business, and has been a long supporter of young adults gaining experience and qualifications through these schemes, they have displayed their support by employing a range of apprentices throughout the years. The portable bar providers apprentices have been working towards NVQ’s in Business Admin and Digital Marketing.

Mobile Bar Hire apprentice William Malingan gained his award for ‘Apprentice of the Month’ with strong support from the Mobile Bar Hire team. William commented “Mobile Bar Hire is wonderful place to work. I have gained a lot of experience and created strong work relationships, I look forward with eagerness to completing the remaining duration of my apprenticeship with the company.”  The apprentice is very keen on continuing his apprenticeship with Mobile Bar Hire and receiving his qualification at the start of 2017.

Mobile Bar Hire apprentice Will won Apprentice of the Month for May.
Mobile Bar Hire apprentice Will won Apprentice of the Month for May.

Mobile Bar Hire Director Avtar Sandhu MBE said “we are passionate about helping young men and women climb onto the first step of the career ladder and aim to help them in any aspect of their lives. The young team members are constantly bringing fresh ideas to the table and are a real driving force behind the company.”

Mobile Bar Hire will continue to support apprenticeships and the company is looking forward to taking on more apprentices in the future.

Do you know anyone who is looking to undertake an apprenticeship or who has received a similar award? Please let us know.

SodaStream, the Israeli based company known for its products allowing you to create your own sodas and carbonated water, have announced that they are set to provide a brand new product allowing people to create their own beer.

The announcement from SodaStream was that they would be releasing a product called “Beer Bar”. Beer Bar is set to revolutionise the craft beer scene by allowing you to create your own beers at home in a similar way to how their current products allow you to create your own soda’s – by adding concentrate to carbonated water. The concentrate that are being created for this product are a new brand of concentrate called “blondie” and is 4.5% ABV.

Beer Bar was designed to revolutionise the whole home brew process and it would be as simple as step one, add water; step two add carbonation; step three add concentrate. However you could add further steps after the third step to create your own brew for example adding some honey for a sweeter honey infused beverage. The SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum has however come out and been quoted as saying “We are excited to launch a brand dedicated to serving the global growing trend of home crafted beer. Our core carbonation technology and distribution infrastructure provide a great platform for us to extend our business into this emerging category, and we choose to do so with a dedicated beer brand”.

SodaStream have launched their new concentrate 'blondie'
SodaStream have launched their new concentrate ‘blondie’

Now you’ll be surprised to know that this is not SodaStream’s first foray into the alcoholic beverage market as they have also released a Product previously called “SodaStream Mix” which creates carbonated cocktails. The only drawback for us here in the United Kingdom is that we will have to wait until later this year or early next year to get our hands on the product commercially as it’s only available in Germany and Switzerland at this moment in time.

So what do you the reader think about SodaStream and their Beer bar? Let us know here.