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Craft: the word on every drinker's lips

Craft: the word on every drinker's lips

So what is "craft beer"? Georgie Denny and Deborah Finding of design research agency The Big Picture find out how drinkers define -- and choose the beer of the moment, such as BrewDog with its redesigned labels

Added: Monday, September 15th 2014

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Victorian beers come back from the grave

Victorian beers come back from the grave

Beers from a Hatfield brewery in Hertfordshire that closed in 1920 have been recreated by the 3 Brewers and will feature at the St Albans beer festival this month. Pryor Reid was a major brewer and the biggest employer in Hatfield but closed following the death of the chairman's son in WWI. Now Petar Zivkovic (seen left) with Mark Fanner and Petar's brother Nick have recreated a mild and a porter using Pryor Reid's recipes

Added: Sunday, September 14th 2014

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Up with the lark for first hops of harvest

Up with the lark for first hops of harvest

Rooster's head brewer Oliver Fozard made a dawn dash from North Yorkshire to Worcestershire to pick up the first Phoenix hops of the harvest from Stocks Farm then hurried back to the brewery to make a Fresh Hop beer. He believes it's the first time a beer using harvest-fresh hops has been made in the north of England.

Added: Wednesday, September 10th 2014

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Guinness brings Dublin Porter back to life

Guinness brings Dublin Porter back to life

Guinness has dug deep into its archives to revive two versions of Porter from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Dublin Porter was the drink of the working man in the Irish capital -- immortalised in the writings of Flann O'Brien and J P Donleavy -- while West Indies Porter is typical of the strong beers exported to all parts of the British Empire

Added: Tuesday, September 9th 2014

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Rare Budvar pump graces Glasgow pub

Rare Budvar pump graces Glasgow pub

A rare beer fount for Budweiser Budvar, dating from the communist period in Czechoslovakia, still serves the iconic lager beer at the renowned Babbity Bowster bar in Glasgow. It was installed in 1989 at the time of the Velvet Revolution and as a result of its historic connections there have been many attempts to buy it. But the owners of Babbity Bowster says they have no intention of letting it go. But they did consent to allow Budvar to refurbish the treasured fount

Added: Friday, September 5th 2014

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