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Eden River beers on steep learning curve

Eden River beers on steep learning curve

Eden River Brew in Penrith has joined forces with design students at Cumbria University to fashion a new range of beers with vibrant coloured cans. The range includes two IPAs -- one of them sour -- a fruit wheat beer and a Belgian-style farmhouse saison.

Added: Sunday, June 10th 2018

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Viking beer cements Norfolk-Rouen link

Viking beer cements Norfolk-Rouen link

Norwich is linked to Rouen in France and David Holliday at Norfolk Brewhouse was keen to brew a beer that commemorated the association. He found that Northmaen brewery on a farm near Rouen in Normandy grows its own grain and was also keen to stress the Vikings' link between the two regions. The result is Amitie IPA, launched during City of Ale in Norwich. Pictured: Dominique Camus at Northmaen with Bruce Ash from Norfolk Brewhouse

Added: Monday, May 28th 2018

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City of Ale: the speech I didn't make...

City of Ale: the speech I didn't make...

Torrential rain prevented speeches being made at the launch of Norwich City of Ale 2018. City of Ale has been running for eight years and has been a ground-breaking festival, a rolling series of events that emphasise the importance of the pub to good beer. Here's the speech I planned to make. Pictured: City of Ale founders Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter with Norwich South MP Clive Lewis (centre) at the launch party

Added: Friday, May 25th 2018

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Cambridge beer fest is one of the best

Cambridge beer fest is one of the best

More than 44,000 drinkers are expected to pack the six-day beer festival in Cambridge. It's the 45th one in the city and is the longest-running event staged by CAMRA. There are 216 beers to enjoy, along with cider, perry, wine and mead.

Added: Wednesday, May 23rd 2018

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Siren and I&G: new beers on the block

Siren and I&G: new beers on the block

Siren Craft Brew in Berkshire, which has a big barrel-ageing programme, has launched a series of new beers, several made in collaboration with other brewers in Britain, the U.S. and Spain. In Scotland, Innis & Gunn has produced a new IPA, Gunnpowder, in bottle and can, using American hops

Added: Monday, May 21st 2018

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Tetley is back -- and brewed in Leeds

Tetley is back -- and brewed in Leeds

Carlsberg, owner of Joshua Tetley, has launched a pale ale, Tetley No 3, in cask form. The beer is based on a 19th-century recipe found in the Tetley archive and it's brewed by the local Leeds Brewery using 100 per cent English malts and hops. Following the closure of Tetley's, the beers have been brewed by Marston's in Wolverhampton but Carlsberg is now taking the brand back to its Yorkshire roots

Added: Sunday, May 13th 2018

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Turkish delight at first ever beer fest

Turkish delight at first ever beer fest

Turkey saw its first ever beer festival in Izmir in May. There are now seven craft breweries in the country and a vigorous home-brewing scene as well. For decades the country has been dominated by one large brewery, Efes, but now the impact of the world-wide craft revolution is being felt. Pictured, the hall in Izmir where Brewstival was staged

Added: Saturday, May 12th 2018

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Bee happy with Brakspear Honey Beer

Bee happy with Brakspear Honey Beer

Henley brewer Brakspear has launched for the third year running its Honey Bee Beer that raises money for Friends of the Earth's Bee Cause Campaign. The beer helps raise awareness of the need to save habitats for bees, which are the world's most important pollinator. As a result of demand for the beer, production has moved this year to the Wychwood Brewery in Witney

Added: Monday, April 30th 2018

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CAMRA's new chair on need for change

CAMRA's new chair on need for change

Jackie Parker, the new chairman of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, says beer drinkers must ignore many of the distorted views in the media and on Twitter about the decisions taken at the annual meeting and grasp the fact that the campaign, following a major review of its role, will go forward with great determination to support real ale, cider, perry and pubs -- but is opening the door to other types of beer at its festivals

Added: Friday, April 27th 2018

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CAMRA: past, present...and future

CAMRA: past, present...and future

The decisions taken by the Campaign for Real Ale at its annual meeting have been widely reported -- and widely misunderstood. As a result of company law, 75% of members have to support a change to the constitution and a call to make CAMRA the voice of all pubgoers failed by just 3%. But other important changes were agreed and suggestions that cask ale is under threat do not stand up to scrutiny

Added: Monday, April 23rd 2018

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