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Ignore the rumours: Russian champion stout goes from strength to strength

Ignore the rumours: Russian champion stout goes from strength to strength

Rumours that Harveys of Lewes was stopping production of its Imperial Stout proved to be false -- especially as the beer won two top prizes in August from CAMRA and the World Beer Awards. Far from axing the beer, head brewer Miles Jenner, seen on the left with hop farmer Stuart Highwood, is installing additional equipment to boost production

Added: Tuesday, September 1st 2015

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Historic inter-war pubs saved for nation

Historic inter-war pubs saved for nation

Historic England -- formerly English Heritage -- has listed 21 pubs built between the two world wars of the 20th century making they are safe from redevelopment or demolitiion. Several of the pubs are built in the distinctive "Brewers' Tudor" style of the period and include six Truman's pubs in London and surrounding areas. The Black Horse in Birmingham is pictured

Added: Friday, August 28th 2015

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Top Liverpool pub 'safe from the axe'

Top Liverpool pub 'safe from the axe'

Punch Taverns, with a debt mountain £1.5 billion, has eased its problems by selling 158 "non-core" pubs for £53.5 million to New River Retail, a group that specialises in turning pubs into convenience stores. The pubs include the award-winning Roscoe Head in Liverpool, which New River says will remain a pub. NRR bought 202 pubs from Marston's in 2013 for £900 million and "is making good progress in converting a number to convenience stores"

Added: Monday, August 24th 2015

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Come to Milan: City of Beer!

Come to Milan: City of Beer!

The second Milano Beer Week will be held in the Italian city from 21-27 September, Maurizio Maestrelli reports. It will showcase beers from the hundreds of craft breweries operating in Italy as well as beers from Britain, the United States and many European countries. It will prove that beer is now firmly rooted in Italy's quest for good food and drink

Added: Sunday, August 23rd 2015

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I&G hits target to build Scottish brewery

I&G hits target to build Scottish brewery

Innis & Gunn, the Scottish company famous for its "oak-aged beers" matured in whisky and bourbon casks, has raised £3 million with a beer bond scheme that will enable it to build a state-of-the-art new brewery in South-east Scotland. I&G founder Dougal Sharp says he has been "blown away" by the support for the project

Added: Saturday, August 22nd 2015

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