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Breweries celebrate beery milestones

Breweries celebrate beery milestones

Three breweries -- Meantime, Purity and West Berkshire -- are celebrating key moments in their history with special strong ales in 750ml bottles, driven corks and Champagne cradles. Two of the beers -- Purity and West Berkshire -- have been aged in wood while Meantime's IPA was fermented with a Champagne yeast culture

Added: Thursday, January 14th 2016

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Cockney classic IPA recreated in Burton

Cockney classic IPA recreated in Burton

Charrington IPA, once a major brand in London, disappeared in the wake of the takeover frenzy of the late 20th century. But now master brewer Steve Wellington has brought the beer back at the William Worthington Brewery in Burton-on-Trent and restored it to its original strength. Steve is seen on the left with brewing colleagues Caroline Horrabin and Martin Hodson

Added: Wednesday, December 16th 2015

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Glenn Payne: memories of a beer man

Glenn Payne: memories of a beer man

Glenn Payne, beer ambassador, who died over the weekend of 5/6 December, had a vast knowledge of beer that he shared with fellow beer lovers throughout the world. He was a familiar figure at beer festivals in the United States and judged in beer competitions there. His passion for beer encouraged many to follow in his footsteps and his many friends and colleagues pay tribute to him

Added: Thursday, December 10th 2015

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Belgian inspired IPA heads to Oddbins

Belgian inspired IPA heads to Oddbins

Six Degrees Brewery near Aberdeen, which specialises in Belgian-style beer, has produced a Belgian IPA for Oddbins, with Hallertau Mittelfruh hops added six times during the copper boil. The brewery has also produced two lambic-stytle beers for Oddbins, a straight lambic aged for two years in wood, and Framboise with raspberries added.

Added: Monday, November 23rd 2015

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Guinness puts an end to fishy business

Guinness puts an end to fishy business

Guinness has sparked controversy and debate following its decision to phase out isinglass finings as a clearing agent in its beer. With as many as 11 million vegetarians in Britain -- Guinness's biggest market -- the brewer is aware of the growing number of people who avoid fish and meat. Now other brewers are looking at alternatives to isinglass -- and the noble hop may be able to help

Added: Thursday, November 19th 2015

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Selling British beer short on world stage

Selling British beer short on world stage

Only a handful of British brewers entered beers for the annual Brussels Beer Challenge. More than 1,200 beers came from 30 countries and such great British stryles as IPA, ESB, Porter and Stout went to brewers far from the British Isles. Brewers in the UK are missing a golden opportunity to grow sales abroad.

Added: Monday, November 9th 2015

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Hop on a train for hops on a train

Hop on a train for hops on a train

Virgin Trains and Rudgate Brewery have joined forces to launch Hop on Board, a beer designed for passengers using the East Coast route from London to Edinburgh via Leeds, York and Newcastle. Virgin expects to sell 55,000 bottles a year of the beer, which comes with the special Hoptimist beer glass that always appears half full

Added: Thursday, October 22nd 2015

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Euro beer drinkers prefer the strong stuff

Euro beer drinkers prefer the strong stuff

Research by Anglia Ruskin University shows that beer drinkers in mainland Europe prefer stronger drinks than their British counterparts. The most popular exported British beer is Halcyon Imperial IPA (7.4%) brewed by Thornbridge, followed by BrewDog's Jack Hammer IPA (7.2%). The favourite continental brew is Westvleteren 12 brewed by Trappist monks. A further Trappist beer from the monks of Rochefort abbey is also popular

Added: Wednesday, October 21st 2015

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Cask ale brewer to celebrate pub's key role

Cask ale brewer to celebrate pub's key role

Pubs have been the centre of community life for centuries in Britain and their role as hubs of society will be celebrated in a series of films by Greene King to be aired this month. Each film has been taken by a publican and will show customers drinking, chatting and enjoying pub life. The pubs include the Hawley Arms in London's Camden, used by many famous showbiz people, and the Olde Trip to Jerusalem in Nottingham, believed to be England's oldest pub

Added: Monday, October 19th 2015

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Hop on a bus to relish Kent's harvest ales

Hop on a bus to relish Kent's harvest ales

With Kent's Green Hop Festival in full swing, five breweries will run special bus trips on Saturday 10 October that will allow beer lovers to sample a special beer range brewed with hops fresh from the harvest. The festival is the brainchild of Eddie Gadd of Gadds' Brewery who is keen to promote English hops that are under threat from imported varieties

Added: Sunday, October 4th 2015

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