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Britain's hops are bouncing back

Britain's hops are bouncing back

British hops, faced by the threat of extinction, are making a sturdy come back, thanks to the work of Ali Capper (pictured), who farms with her husband Richard in Worcestershire. She has rejuvenated the British Hop Association and working with hop expert Dr Peter Darby has introduced a new variety, Endeavour, which has the citrus notes demanded by many craft brewers

Added: Saturday, August 30th 2014

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Al Murray in boost for Marston's and beer

Al Murray in boost for Marston's and beer

Al Murray, the Pub Landlord, will host a short series of programmes on Channel 5 featuring Burton brewer Marston's, famous for its Pedigree pale ale and Union system of fermentatilon

Added: Tuesday, August 26th 2014

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Batemans and Thwaites win top awards as Hawkshead sends Kiwi beer Down Under

Batemans and Thwaites win top awards as Hawkshead sends Kiwi beer Down Under

Batemans of Wainfleet and Thwaites of Blackburn, two leading family brewers, have walked away with a host of top awards in international beer competitions, proving that innovation can reap a rich reward. Pictured: Jaclyn and Stuart Bateman, the fourth generation to run the Lincolnshire brewery. Hawkshead in Cumbria is sending a pale ale made with New Zealand hops by its Kiwi head brewer to a beer festival Down Under

Added: Friday, August 22nd 2014

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Top Aussie beer host set for London event

Top Aussie beer host set for London event

Kirrily Waldhorn, Australia's Beer Diva, will host a beer event with Roger Protz on 22 September at the Token House pub in London's Moorgate. Down Under, Kirrily holds beer events in such celebrated venues as Sydney Opera House and appears regularly on radio and TV

Added: Wednesday, August 20th 2014

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Stop the squabbles - we need a united front to champion all good beer

Stop the squabbles - we need a united front to champion all good beer

Beer sommelier Jane Peyton of the School of Booze says it's a great time for drinking beer -- but there's a schism in the ranks as real ale and craft keg drinkers bandy insults. She argues that all lovers of good beer should join forces

Added: Monday, August 18th 2014

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