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Dick Burge back to rescue Growler

Dick Burge back to rescue Growler

Brewery veteran Dick Burge has put his mashing boots back on to rescue the ailing Growler Brewery in Essex. The former Nethergate Brewery had gone into administration but Burge has stepped in to re-open it and may revert to its original name

Added: Wednesday, April 16th 2014

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Phil Evans: poet of the pub

Phil Evans: poet of the pub

Phil Evans was a radical artist who drew hard-hitting cartoons for Socialist Worker but later worked with Roger Protz on three books about beer and pubs and also did sketches for the Good Beer Guide. He has died aged 68

Added: Wednesday, April 16th 2014

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Steaming ahead: a Belgian-style 'wild beer' is brewed on the edge of the English Fens

Steaming ahead: a Belgian-style 'wild beer' is brewed on the edge of the English Fens

European law may not allow it to be called lambic but Elgood's Brewery in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, is brewing beers made by spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts in the atmosphere. And the first batch of Coolship has taken the United States by storm. Pictured: head brewer Alan Pateman watches the latest batch of Coolship flooding into the open cooling trays

Added: Saturday, April 12th 2014

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Love the label! How colour boosts sales

Love the label! How colour boosts sales

Beer drinkers can be attracted to certain brands if they like the colours of the labels. An experiment at the Edinburgh Science Festival with Barney's Beer, a local micro-brewery, found that tasters preferred one of two beers from Barney's -- even though the beer in both bottles was identical. The tasters even identified different malt and hop notes in the beer they preferred. Pictured: Andrew Barnett of Barney's Brewery.

Added: Saturday, April 12th 2014

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My home brew: it's time for the taste test

My home brew: it's time for the taste test

After 10 days of fermentation and seven days of conditioning, my Irish Extra Stout, made with the BruBox system, is ready to taste. Will it be heaven or hell?

Added: Wednesday, April 9th 2014

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