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Ripper! Lowestoft beer wins winter gong

Ripper! Lowestoft beer wins winter gong

Green Jack Brewery in Lowestoft has walked away with the Champion Winter Beer of Britain top award at CAMRA's winter beer festival in Norwich. Tim Dunford from Green Jack is seen collecting his award from festival organiser Nick Boley

Added: Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Comment

Dark Star: can we look on the bright side?

Dark Star: can we look on the bright side?

Fuller's claims it has "joined forces" with Dark Star but in truth the big London brewer has bought the Sussex independent outright. But it's a different acquisition to Gales of Hampshire in 2005, a run down brewery its owners were desperate to sell. Fuller's says it will keep Dark Star open and will expand sales at home and abroad and managing director James Cuthbertson (pictured) stays in post

Added: Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Review

Potted history of brewing in 'Beer Town'

Potted history of brewing in 'Beer Town'

Burton resident Ian Webster has a great love of his home town and its long and noble brewing history. He has researched the subject deeply but the mere 95 pages of his new book Brewing in Burton upon Trent doesn't do the subject justice. He has, however, discovered some fascinating old photos of brewing in the 19th and 20th centuries and the book offers a useful tour of the town, picking out breweries old and new

Added: Sunday, February 18th 2018

News

Historic photos put hops in the picture

Historic photos put hops in the picture

A rare collection of black and white photos by David Evans has been unearthed and used in a new film that traces the life and times of hop pickers in Herefordshire in the 1950s and 60s. The photo left shows the Jones family picking hops -- a ritual that disappeared when mechanisation took over. The film Stories from the Hop Yards, will be premiered in Hereford on 3 March

Added: Friday, February 16th 2018

News

Baa-gum: visitors flock to Black Sheep

Baa-gum: visitors flock to Black Sheep

Jo Theakston of the Masham brewing dynasty is seen in the revamped visitor centre at the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire. Using local craftspeople and materials, the centre offers a wide range of cask and craft beers and bistro-style food. It plans to attract even greater numbers of visitors who can tour the brewery and follow its path to success over the past 25 years.

Added: Thursday, February 15th 2018

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