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BrewDog stout takes a dig at Diageo

BrewDog stout takes a dig at Diageo

Feisty Scottish brewer BrewDog has launched a milk stout, Jet Black Heart, that takes a tilt at Diageo, the global drinks group that owns Guinness. The beer was chosen by BrewDog drinkers from a range of possible new brands and founders James Watt and Martin Dickie have taken the opportunity to hit back at Diageo which three years ago attempted to stop BrewwDog winning a top award in the Scottish Bar Operator of the Year awards

Added: Thursday, February 11th 2016

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Red Squirrel won't say nuts to investors

Red Squirrel won't say nuts to investors

Hertfordshire brewery Red Squirrel plans to raise £0.5 million through a crowd funding initiative in order to expand its brewery and add additional tap rooms to its current four. The tap rooms allow customers to buy draught and bottled beer and also drink draught in comfortable surroundings. Red Squirrel has won awards from CAMRA and SIBA for its mild, porter and pale ale and needs to add additional brewing kit to keep up with demand for cask and keg beers

Added: Sunday, February 7th 2016

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Annick's Gruut beer is the spice of life

Annick's Gruut beer is the spice of life

Annick De Splenter is a member of a Belgian brewing dynasty but she has carved a unique route with her Gruut beers that recall the medieval style of using "botanicals" rather than hops for flavour and bitterness. She has just moved to a new site in the centre of Ghent where beer lovers will be able to use her kit to design their own brews

Added: Sunday, January 31st 2016

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Breandan likes the smaak of Belgian beer

Breandan likes the smaak of Belgian beer

Breandan Kearney, annointed Beer Writer of the Year by the British Guild of Beer Writers, is an Irishman who has settled in Ghent to write about Belgian beer and has quickly acquired a big following for his forthright views and tastings on his blog Belgian Smaak. He is seen picking up his award at the guild's annual dinner.

Added: Friday, January 29th 2016

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Olympia fest backs the great British pub

Olympia fest backs the great British pub

PUB16 is a major exhibition that celebrates the great British pub with exhibitors displaying new trends in food and drink to boost sales and attract customers. It takes place on 9 and 10 February at Kensington Olympia in London.

Added: Friday, January 29th 2016

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