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Belgian beer looks to the future

Belgian beer looks to the future

Belgian beer is no longer living in the past. Plans are under way to convert the Bourse -- the Stock Exchange -- in Brussels into the Belgian Beer Palace that will offer visitors interactive displays about the country's vast range of beer. And nearby the Brussels Beer Project says "leave the abbey" and is brewing new styles in collaboration with brewers in other European countries: including Anspach & Hobday (pictured) from London

Added: Thursday, December 1st 2016

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New Oddbins beer has Belgian influence

New Oddbins beer has Belgian influence

Oddbins No 8, the latest in the group's house beers, has a Belgian touch, brewed with a yeast strain that originated in the Trappist Orval monastery. Oak Smoked Blonde is brewed by Anspach & Hobday in Bermondsey, London, and uses smoked wheat along with barley malt.

Added: Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

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Taste the IPA that launched the revival

Taste the IPA that launched the revival

Beer aficionados will have the opportunity to taste a special IPA at UBREW on 24 November, the result of a collaboration between the community brewer and Roger Protz. The beer is based on Bass recipes from the 19th century and is a new version of an IPA launched at the White Horse, Parson's Green, in 1993 that helped kick-start the IPA revival. Pictured are Protz (left) and brewer Stu Sewell

Added: Monday, November 14th 2016

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Marston's: a curious rebranding

Marston's: a curious rebranding

National brewer Marston's is spending £1 million on rebranding some of its key brands. It says it needs to reach out to new and younger drinkers but will such curious names as Saddle Tank and Pearl Jet achieve the aim? And why is iconic Pedigree pale ale now called amber ale?

Added: Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

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UBREW on the move with new beer range

UBREW on the move with new beer range

Community brewery UBREW in south London, where home-brewers can design and make their own beers, is now launching its own range of commercial beer with a five-barrel kit. UBREW opened with crowd funding backing in 2015, the brainchild of keen home-brewers Matt Denham and Wilf Horsfall. Their first beers are in bottle format but may be followed by cans and draught.

Added: Thursday, October 27th 2016

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Marston's boost for ancient Kent hop farm

Marston's boost for ancient Kent hop farm

National brewer Marston's has invested in Hayle Farm in Kent to expand production of Sovereign hops. Hops have been grown at the farm for some 400 years and land used to graze sheep has been cleared to grow 30 rows of new hops. Sovereign is used in a number of Marston's beers as a bittering hop and will also be used for trial brews

Added: Monday, October 24th 2016

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Audit Ale: taking account of history

Audit Ale: taking account of history

Audit Ale was once consumed in vast quantities at college feasts in Oxford and Cambridge to mark the annual settlement of rents from college land and farms. The style has been revived by Lacons and Westerham breweries and now Titanic and White Horse breweries have collaborated to brew a version of Audit ale that will be aged until next April

Added: Tuesday, October 18th 2016

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Big jump in new beer brands

Big jump in new beer brands

New research records a 12% increase in the number of UK beer brands as new craft breweries come into operation. But some of the increase is down to global brewers moving into the craft sector and supermarkets buying their discounted brands

Added: Monday, October 17th 2016

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BrewDog All Shook Up over Elvis

BrewDog All Shook Up over Elvis

Pictured are BrewDog founders James Watt and Martin Dickie, both now known as Elvis. They changed their first names when the Elvis Presley Estate in the U.S. threatened legal action when BrewDog launched a beer called Elvis Juice, an IPA infused with oranges and grapefruit. BrewDog is building a brewery in the U.S. and the two new Elvises are keen to make their mark there with Elvis Juice.

Added: Friday, October 7th 2016

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Nicholson's autumn beer jamboree

Nicholson's autumn beer jamboree

Nicholsons 80 pubs are staging Beer Showcase until mid-October, with 139 beers from many cask and craft breweries throughout the country offering their beers. They will be backed by a number of celebrities, including Tony Hadley and Al Murray, the Pub Landlord, while brewers will give talks about the brewing process

Added: Friday, September 23rd 2016

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