Furious publicans are fearing job losses, chaos in the streets and the "implosion" of Aberdeen’s nightclub industry if controversial plans to let pubs stay open to 3am are not rolled back.
There were top honours for three north-east firms at the second annual Scottish Beer Awards in Edinburgh.
A beer festival at discount retailer Lidl is set to deliver a £130,000 boost to craft brewers in Scotland.
A fledgling brewery in the north-east has secured a £120,000 funding package to increase production capacity more than six fold.
More than 2,000 beer fans are expected to quench their thirst at festival aimed at showcasing food and drink produced across Scotland this weekend.
Aberdeen's only micro-brewery has raised funds to feed forty people this Christmas after a generous donation.
Two former oil and gas workers have had a helping hand to set up their new microbrewery, thanks to a share of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) funding from Scottish Enterprise.