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Who will be next for the axe after Wells?

Who will be next for the axe after Wells?

As Charles Wells sells up to concentrate on its estate of pubs, awesome marketing power is in the hands of Greene King, Marston's and Molson Coors. These three giant companies now control 37% of the cask beer sector. But are the family brewers to blame for their decline due to their failure to innovate and produce beers that fit the modern beer scene?

Added: Monday, May 22nd 2017

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Special beer is a rave from the grave

Special beer is a rave from the grave

A special beer using a malting variety and hops both consigned to the grave many years ago have been resurrected by Norfolk brewers Martin Warren (left) from Poppyland Brewery and David Holliday of Norfolk Brewhouse. Working with Crisp Malt and Charles Faram, the major hop merchant, the brewers have made two versions of a beer using Chevallier malt and Ernest hops. The beers will be showcased at Norwich City of Ale from 25 May

Added: Saturday, May 20th 2017

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Hail to the ale in major Norwich fest

Hail to the ale in major Norwich fest

Norwich's great beer bonanza, City of Ale, returns at the end of May for another great celebration of beer and brewing in Norfolk and its capital city. The brainchild of Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter, City of Ale is more than a beer festival but is a rolling programme of events in pubs and breweries, with talks and tastings by local brewers and beer writers, including Adrian Tierney-Jones and Roger Protz

Added: Wednesday, May 17th 2017

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Special beer celebrates charity hero

Special beer celebrates charity hero

Farr Brew in Hertfordshire has launched a special beer to celebrate the life of Joe "Chief" Paul, a great supporter of charities and community groups, who died tragically young. 10% of the price of a pint of Chief Jester will go to the Rennie Hospice. The beer was launched at the Olde Fighting Cocks in St Albans, Britain's oldest pub, and is available at other pubs in the county. Pictured at Matt Elvidge (left) and Nick Farr from the brewery with Ros Lee of the Rennie Hospice

Added: Friday, May 12th 2017

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In Cumbria, two breweries, two visions

In Cumbria, two breweries, two visions

Cumbrian Legendary Ales is content to remain a small brewery supplying its locality with cask ales, including the award-winning Loweswater Gold. But Hawkshead is forging ahead with plans to expand sales following a deal with a large drinks distribution company to sell bottles and cans internationally. But founder Alex Brodie stays firmly in charge and there will still be a strong emphasis on draught beer

Added: Sunday, May 7th 2017

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