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Feast of foreign beers at Spoons fest

Feast of foreign beers at Spoons fest

Ten cask beers from breweries all round the world will be on sale at Wetherpoon's pubs throughout Britain during a 17-day autumn beer festival. They will be joined by up to 40 beers from British breweries. Brewers from the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy and Belgium have brewed cask versions of their ales for the occasion. Five of the beers have been produced by "brewsters" or women brewers and two British brewsters have also added their ales to the range

Added: Monday, September 29th 2014

Feature

The tide goes out at the Ferry Boat Inn

The tide goes out at the Ferry Boat Inn

The Ferry Boat Inn at Thorganby near York closed on 27 September and will become private housing. Gavin Aitchison reports on the sad end to an unspoilt ale house that has been run by the same family since 1934

Added: Sunday, September 28th 2014

Rail Ale

The little train line with a big heart

The little train line with a big heart

The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is the world's smallest passenger train service, founded by two millionaires in the 1920s, one of whom -- Count Louis Zbrowski -- owned the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang racing car. The RH&D criss-crosses the Romney Marsh and offers passengers the chance to visit some ancient pubs, Martello Towers and to spot Derek Jarman's beach cottage at Dungeness. And Hythe was once home to the famous milk stout, Mackeson

Added: Friday, September 26th 2014

News

Beer drinkers say 'eye-eye' to Cyclops

Beer drinkers say 'eye-eye' to Cyclops

Cyclops, the beer accreditation scheme, is getting greater recognition and support from both beer drinkers and publicans. Drinkers say they would try more cask beers if some indication of aroma and flavour was displayed on pump clips.

Added: Thursday, September 25th 2014

News

Cask ale forging ahead says Brown report

Cask ale forging ahead says Brown report

The 2014 Cask Ale Report, compiled by Pete Brown, says real ale is the beer of the moment, with new breweries opening on almost a daily basis and pubs offering a vast range of beers. But perceptions need to change, the report adds, as many publicans still believe cask beer is drunk by "beardie weirdies". And publicans are criticised for selling cask ale too cheaply -- almost £1 a pint less than craft keg.

Added: Thursday, September 25th 2014

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