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Major debate on future of craft beer

Major debate on future of craft beer

The brainchild of Steve Hindy (picured), co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery in New York City, a major debate will take place on Wednesday 29 April at Beavertown Brewery in North London. Featured speakers include Roger Protz, John Holl, editor of All About Beer, Jasper Cuppaidge of Camden Town Brewery and Logan Plant of Beavertown

Added: Thursday, April 23rd 2015

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Time for brewers to kill sexist images

Time for brewers to kill sexist images

The Campaign for Real Ale's annual conference this weekend won't debate sexism in the brewing industry. Beer writer Melissa Cole argues CAMRA is dodging the issue and urges all organisers of beer festivals and other consumer events to say "No" to the likes of Top Totty

Added: Wednesday, April 15th 2015

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Revived DBA takes Burton by storm

Revived DBA takes Burton by storm

Draught Burton Ale is back -- and it was the great talking point of the Burton beer festival. Three CAMRA members from Derby (left to right) Les Baynton, Dave Evans and John Arguile, encouraged Burton Bridge Brewery to produce a few batches of the beer for the festival but now 16 pubs in Burton and Derby are taking it. The big question is: will Carlsberg agree to hand over the brand name and trademarks so it can be a regular Burton brew again?

Added: Sunday, March 29th 2015

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E-learning gives big boost for cask beer

E-learning gives big boost for cask beer

Cask Matters, supported by brewers, pub companies and consumer groups, has launched an e-learning scheme to train bar staff in best practice for storing and serving cask beer. The programme is based on a series of short films (clip shown here) that covers all aspects of cellar and bar work.

Added: Wednesday, March 25th 2015

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Appliance of science boosts British barley

Appliance of science boosts British barley

Crisp Malting Group has used British Science Week to take the art of growing grain and turning barley into malt to school children. Young students at Portgordon Primary School in Moray, Scotland, were taken on the journey that leads from barley field to maltings by Richard Lake and Rebecca Gee of Crisps -- and the children were given malted bread at the end of the lessons as a treat.

Added: Tuesday, March 24th 2015

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New American hop graces Duvel Tripel

New American hop graces Duvel Tripel

The 2015 vintage of the limited edition Duvel Tripel Hop features a new American variety, Equinox, that comes from the same Pacific North-west hop farms that created Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe. Duvel Tripel Hop is a stronger version of the famous Belgian golden ale and has become an annual treat as a result of beer lovers lobbying the Duvel-Moortgat brewery

Added: Saturday, March 21st 2015

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15 June: make it Beer Day Britain!

15 June: make it Beer Day Britain!

Jane Peyton is leading a crusade to make 15 June 2015 Beer Day Britain. It coincides with celebrations to mark the signing of Magna Carta and, Jane argues, is the ideal day to raise a glass of beer to salute the national drink

Added: Saturday, March 21st 2015

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A liquid lunch with Melissa Cole

A liquid lunch with Melissa Cole

How well does beer match food? Roger Protz helped devise a beer menu for Lussmann's restaurants in Hertfordshire and he invited fellow writer Melissa Cole to join him for lunch in St Albans to see how the beers measured up to the dishes on the menu

Added: Friday, March 13th 2015

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Oddbins new store hails 'golden age of craft brewing' with 300 beers on offer

Oddbins new store hails 'golden age of craft brewing' with 300 beers on offer

Oddbins has launched a beer-only store in Blackheath, south London, that will stock 300 craft beers, mainly drawn from Britain. Ayo Akintola, managing director of the Oddbins' chain, says Britain is enjoying a "golden ale" of craft brewing and sales of beer in his stores have risen by 37% over the past 12 months. Four of the beers on sale are Oddbins' onw-label brands, produced by leading British brewers

Added: Tuesday, March 10th 2015

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Indie brewers launch election battle cry

Indie brewers launch election battle cry

SIBA -- the Society of Independent Brewers -- which represents 800 local and craft brewers, has launched an election manifesto with an appeal to parliamentary candidates to back local breweries and community pubs and to lobby the government to maintain and extend Small Breweries' Relief that enables independent producers to pay lower rates of excise duty than national and global giants. Pictured: Mike Benner, SIBA managing director

Added: Monday, March 9th 2015

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