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London pub welcomes homeless at Xmas

London pub welcomes homeless at Xmas

Christmas arrived early in Islington, North London, on Sunday 21 December when the William IV pub laid on a special meal for the homeless and those struggling financially. 400 meals were served and vegetables for the occasion were donated by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Many people were given free lifts to the pub by London cab drivers. The photo shows chef Adam Hardiman with a volunteer preparing food in the pub kitchen

Added: Monday, December 22nd 2014

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The tie: don't dump on the truth, Brigid

The tie: don't dump on the truth, Brigid

Brigid Simmonds of the British Beer & Pub Association attacks the Market Rent option for pubco tenants by defending the "tied house" system she says has been around for centuries. She's rewriting history in her rush to defend the giant pub companies

Added: Friday, December 19th 2014

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American home-brewers honour Obama

American home-brewers honour Obama

Barack Obama has been awarded life membership of the American Homebrewers Association for brewing beer in the White House -- the first American president to make beer in Washington's seat of power. The AHA says the president has done much to elevate the importance of home-brewing in America's customs and traditions. The home-brewers' body has also honoured Chef Sam Kass at the White House who developed recipes for Honey Ale and Honey Porter

Added: Wednesday, December 17th 2014

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Risen from the grave: beers Watney killed are restored to their Northampton home

Risen from the grave: beers Watney killed are restored to their Northampton home

Northampton had two famous neighbouring breweries, Phipps and NBC. Both were destroyed by the large London brewer Watney that killed their ales in preference to keg Red Barrel. The breweries were knocked down to make way for a Carlsberg lager factory. But now the Phipps and NBC beers have risen from the grave and are being brewed again just yards from their original site

Added: Monday, December 15th 2014

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Beer range honours great explorer

Beer range honours great explorer

Six beers have been launched by The Shackleton company in Norfolk to commemorate the life and work of the great Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. The beers are named after ships and shelters from Shackleton's expeditions in the Edwardian period

Added: Sunday, December 14th 2014

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