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Don't call Last Orders on embattled pubs

Don't call Last Orders on embattled pubs

In a stimulating and deeply researched new book, 20th Century Pub, Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey trace the history of the pub in a period that saw it bruised and battered by two world wars, interfering politicians and the rise of giant breweries and pub companies. In spite of all the turbulence, the authors are optimistic for the future of our treasured boozers

Added: Saturday, August 19th 2017

News

Lad or lassie? Hop is caught in a bind

Lad or lassie? Hop is caught in a bind

A new hop has led to raised eyebrows at Hogs Back Brewery in Surrey where some of the Farnham White Bine variety has changed sex -- from female to male. The hop variety was brought back from the dead a few years ago by Hogs Back and grown on a field opposite the brewery. But now the brewery has discovered that some of the hops have switched gender from female to male -- and only female hops are needed for making beer. Hogs Back managing director Rupert Thompson is perplexed

Added: Monday, August 14th 2017

News

Warwickshire Bitter wins Olympia Gold

Warwickshire Bitter wins Olympia Gold

Church End Brewery's Goats Milk Bitter has walked away with the Gold award in the Champion Beer of Britain competition staged by CAMRA at the Great British Beer Festival at London Olympia. The beer was first brewed as a one-off for a pub but proved so popular it has become a regular part of the brewery's range. Paul Hamblett from Church End is seen with the trophy at Olympia

Added: Tuesday, August 8th 2017

Feature

Big Beer snaps up iconic Anchor brewery

Big Beer snaps up iconic Anchor brewery

Anchor Brewing of San Francisco has been bought by the giant Japanese brewery Sapporo, which means yet another independent craft brewery has fallen to Big Beer. Anchor, famous for its steam beer, enjoys iconic status in the US as it played a key role in kick-starting the great American beer revival in the 1960s

Added: Saturday, August 5th 2017

Feature

Stone's Greg Koch: I'm an IPA diehard

Stone's Greg Koch: I'm an IPA diehard

Greg Koch launched Stone Brewing when he discovered there was more to American beer than Budweiser and Miller Lite. Starting with a 30-barrel kit in 1996 he now has breweries in California, Virginia and Berlin and is producing some 400,000 barrels a year, with 30 IPAs in his portfolio

Added: Friday, July 28th 2017

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