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Time for brewers to kill sexist images

Time for brewers to kill sexist images

The Campaign for Real Ale's annual conference this weekend won't debate sexism in the brewing industry. Beer writer Melissa Cole argues CAMRA is dodging the issue and urges all organisers of beer festivals and other consumer events to say "No" to the likes of Top Totty

Added: Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Feature

'Woodies' on the rise in Yorkshire

'Woodies' on the rise in Yorkshire

The "beers from the wood" quiet revolution is spreading. It started in the Junction pub in Castleford, West Yorkshire, where owners Neil Midgley and Maureen Shaw have now bought the neighbouring pub to spread the woody word. They plan to install a micro-brewery -- with vessels made of oak. In Leeds, Andy Yuill at the Duck & Drake offers beers served in both oak and metal. Pictured, Neil Midgley (right) with cooper Alastair Simms

Added: Friday, April 10th 2015

News

Bradford brewery in bitter political row

Bradford brewery in bitter political row

A tweet from Bradford brewery founder Matthew Halliday has enraged George Galloway, the Respect parliamentary candidate (pictured), and sparked a rush for the new brewery's beers and support on Twitter from around the world. On the positive side, this is the first new brewery in Bradford since the 1950s and, thanks to the political storm, sold six casks of ale in its tap room over Easter

Added: Tuesday, April 7th 2015

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Thwaites deal favours Marston's

Thwaites deal favours Marston's

The £25 million Marston's has been for the brewing side of Thwaites of Blackburn will reap the Burton giant a rich reward as it can flood Thwaites' tied and free accounts with its own beers. Thwaites says it still plans to build anew brewery -- but what would it produce there as it has signed a 10-year production deal with Marstons? It's more likely that Thwaites is destined to become just a pub company but will keep control of the Crafty Dan micro plant

Added: Friday, April 3rd 2015

News

Marston's £25 million grab for Thwaites

Marston's £25 million grab for Thwaites

National brewing giant Marston's has paid £25.1 million for the brewing division of Daniel Thwaites of Blackburn, a family-owned brewery dating from the 19th century. The deal will give Marston's control of two leading ale brands, Wainwright's and Lancaster Bomber

Added: Tuesday, March 31st 2015

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