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How chocolate boosts beer knowledge: a tasting with guru Christine Cryne

How chocolate boosts beer knowledge: a tasting with guru Christine Cryne

Christine Cryne is an iconic name in beer circles, a former member of CAMRA's ruling national executive and a pioneer of the campaign's beer tasting programmes. She was the first woman to run the Great British Beer Festival and shows no signs of slowing down. She has launched her own beer training courses that range from beer drinkers to brewing and pub staff.

Added: Friday, December 8th 2017

Review

Whirlwind tour of the world's best beers

Whirlwind tour of the world's best beers

The third edition of the Pocket Beer Book offers a wide range of beers, some from countries new to the beer scene. The lists include Iconic Breweries and Breweries to Watch. The authors warn drinkers of the dangers of "Big Beer" moving into the craft sector and dumbing down excellent artisan brews.

Added: Sunday, December 3rd 2017

News

CAMRA and SIBA Budget response

CAMRA and SIBA Budget response

The decision by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his Budget to freeze beer duty and extend business rates relief to pubs has been welcomed by the Campaign for Real Ale and the Society of Independent Brewers. Both organisations feel the moves will aid the embattled pub sector and encourage consumers back to the pub/

Added: Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Katie Wiles

Morrison's draught: help or hindrance?

Morrison's draught: help or hindrance?

Katie Wiles examines how Morrison's decision to sell draught beer from one of itsYorkshire stores has shaken the beer industry, and what middle ground can be found between brewers, pubs, bottle shops and consumers.

Added: Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

News

Hobgoblin adds IPA to top selling range

Hobgoblin adds IPA to top selling range

Wychwood Brewery in Oxfordshire, brewer of Hobgoblin ruby ale -- second-biggest bottled beer in Britain -- has added a 5.3% IPA to the range. The beer is brewed with pale and Vienna malts and hopped with both English and American varieties

Added: Monday, November 20th 2017

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