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'Landmark' defeat for giant pubcos

'Landmark' defeat for giant pubcos

Britain's giant pubcos were dealt a major blow today when MPs voted to support a call to give pub tenants a "market rent" option to their contracts that will allow them buy beer free of the tie. The successful amendment was moved by Greg Mulholland (pictured second left with victorious landlords), chairman of the Parliamentary Save the Pub group. CAMRA hailed the vote a "landmark victory" for publicans and drinkers

Added: Tuesday, November 18th 2014

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Supermarket boost for British hops

Supermarket boost for British hops

British hop farmers have been given a major boost by supermarket giant Tesco with Single Hopped Kentish Ale. Brewed by Shepherd Neame in Faversham, it's the first beer to carry the logo of the British Hop Association run by Ali Capper (left) who grows hops with her husband Richard at Stocks Farm in Worcestershire. She hops the new beer will encourage more British brewers to use home-grown rather than imported hops

Added: Saturday, November 15th 2014

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One last heave to save Great British Pub

One last heave to save Great British Pub

On Tuesday 18 November parliament will debate a Bill to give greater power to tackle giant pub companies. The Bill will propose creating a post of Pubs Adjudicator to settle fair rents for publicans. But missing from the Bill is the call for a "market only" rent that would give publicans the right to buy beer free of the pubco tie. 38 Degrees and CAMRA have joined forces with an online petition to MPs -- sign it now and help stop our pubs closing

Added: Saturday, November 15th 2014

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Celtic brewers celebrate their rich heritage

Celtic brewers celebrate their rich heritage

Brewers from Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Brittany joined forces with Roger Ryman, head brewer at St Austell Brewery in Cornwall, to brew a special Celtic IPA that reflects the rich tradition of brewing throughout the Celtic regions. The beer will be unveiled at the Celtic Beer Festival on 22 November at St Austell Brewery

Added: Wednesday, November 12th 2014

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Timmermans and the magical mystery tour that creates the ancient style of lambic beer

Timmermans and the magical mystery tour that creates the ancient style of lambic beer

Timmermans is the oldest brewer of lambic and gueuze beer in Belgium dating from 1702 when it started life on a farm. It has restored its reputation after making fruit 'alcopops' and has produces true gueuze and cherry lambic beers under the guidance of revered brewer Willem Van Herreweghen. Pictured: brewer Thomas Vandelanotte taps an oak cask of lambic

Added: Sunday, November 9th 2014

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