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Osborne urged to go for duty hat trick

Osborne urged to go for duty hat trick

As a new report shows that an additional 1,000 pubs would have closed and the price of a pint would be 16p more if the government hadn't scrapped the Beer Duty Escalator and cut duty in the past two Budgets, the Campaign for Real Ale is urging Chancellor George Osborne to go for a hat trick of duty cuts in the March Budget.. CAMRA Chief Executive Tim Page (pictured) says pubs need support as they encourage responsible drinking

Added: Monday, February 23rd 2015

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'Woodies' take centre stage in Leeds

'Woodies' take centre stage in Leeds

The Duck and Drake pub in Leeds offers a range of beers from local breweries served from wooden casks or "woodies". One event was held in association with the Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood. In nearby Castleford, the Junction pub is the pacesetter, offering a rolling range of beers served from oak casks.

Added: Friday, February 20th 2015

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Boost for Truman's with major investment

Boost for Truman's with major investment

Truman's, the revived East London brewery, is planning a major expansion at its Hackney Wick site with a half-million pounds investment. The brewery opened in 2013, restoring the name of the famous Whitechapel brewery that closed during the period of mergia mania at the end of the 20th century. The expanded site will be able to produce keg beers as well as cask. Pictured: the cask store at Hackney Wick

Added: Thursday, February 19th 2015

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'Sally' triumphs in top pub awards

'Sally' triumphs in top pub awards

Former City of London trading analyst Peter Tiley, who had never pulled a pint before, has walked away with the national Pub of the Year award from CAMRA -- the Campaign for Real Ale -- at the Salutation Inn in the village of Ham in Gloucestershire. The pub is known locally as "the Sally" and impressed the judges with its range of real ales, ciders and perries -- and the warm welcome from Peter and Claire Tiley and their staff

Added: Tuesday, February 17th 2015

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Say 'Happy Birthday' to a great barley

Say 'Happy Birthday' to a great barley

Maris Otter, the barley variety favoured by craft brewers, celebrates 50 years in 2015 since it was first grown in Norfolk. It's in great demand even though big farmers and maltsters attempted to phase it out in order to grow more profitable "high yielding" barley. At Crisp's in Norfolk the malt is still produced by the time-honoured "floor malting" method

Added: Thursday, February 12th 2015

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