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Bruges: paradise just got better

Bruges: paradise just got better

Bruges -- Brugge in Flemish -- has long been a beer lovers' treat. But now it has a new Beer Musuem while the main museum, the Historium, has an elegant beer cafe sponsored by Duvel Moortgat (pictured). Brugs Beertje remains one of the world's great beer bars but now there's added delight from Rose Red while Timmermans has opened a beer shop in the city and plans a new brewery to produce the renowned Bourgogne des Flandres ale

Added: Monday, January 19th 2015

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DBA: gone for a Burton

DBA: gone for a Burton

Unloved and unwanted by Carlsberg, the British subsidiary of the Danish brewer has killed Draught Burton Ale. It was a beer that played a pivotal role in the "real ale revolution" in the 1970s and 80s but lost its way in the game of musical chairs played by giant brewers

Added: Tuesday, January 6th 2015

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Beer Lovers bring back famous Bass stout

Beer Lovers bring back famous Bass stout

Three drinkers in Derby -- John Arguile, Dave Evans and Les Baynton -- have pooled their resources to launch Beer Lovers and plan to recreate old beer styles. They have got off to a flying start with Bass P2 Imperial Stout, produced by former Bass brewer Steve Wellington. Two casks of the beer were drained dry in Derby pubs and now the Beer Lovers are planning their next revival. Derby Telegraph photo shows John Arguile (left) with Steve Wellington and (centre) Ralf Edge, publican at the Alexandra, Derby

Added: Saturday, January 3rd 2015

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Great beers that left their mark in 2014

Great beers that left their mark in 2014

Beers ranging from classic English bitter to revivalist IPAs, ancient Audit Ales, ale aged in Scottish whisky casks, strong milds and stouts and a London interpretation of Berliner Weisse stand out from the crowd. But top mark goes to Chiltern Brewery's Flanders Pale Ale, a British-Belgian beer that commemorated the links between the two countries forged during World War One. The beer was brewed by Tom Jenkinson (left) and Dave McGovern (right) with a little help -- and hindrance -- from the writer

Added: Wednesday, December 31st 2014

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Tied hand and foot: the sad and sorry saga of the rise of Britain's giant 'pubcos'

Tied hand and foot: the sad and sorry saga of the rise of Britain's giant 'pubcos'

The Beer Orders, brought in by Business Secretary Lord Young in Margaret Thatcher's government in the early 1990s, sought to break the power of the "Big Six" national brewers whose tied estates dominated beer retailing. But the orders backfired, leading to the creation of giant pub companies -- pubcos -- that now exercise an even greater grip over the supply of beer

Added: Saturday, December 27th 2014

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