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Wave the flag for British beer on 15 June

Wave the flag for British beer on 15 June

Beer Day Britain is back for the second year running on 15 June. Organised by Jane Peyton, 15 June will see a national celebration of our national drink. There will be special events staged in pubs and breweries as drinkers are encouraged to raise a glass to good old British beer. Jane has even penned an Anthem to Beer that she invites all beer lovers to sing on the day

Added: Saturday, May 21st 2016

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New 'safe drinking limits' are bad science

New 'safe drinking limits' are bad science

The new "safe drinking"guidelines of 14 units per week for both men and women are not only bad science but have no scientific validity at all, says Paul Chase, who has studied alcohol policies for many years. The Chief Medical Officer only listened to bodies with a long track record of opposition to alcohol, including the temperance movement, and ignored evidence that moderate consumption can be beneficial

Added: Tuesday, May 17th 2016

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Beers give a kick in the ballot box

Beers give a kick in the ballot box

Little Valley Brewery in Yorkshire has entered the referendum debate with three beers -- In, Out and IDK -- designed to help British beer drinkers make up their minds on which way to vote on 23 June. The brewery helpfully provides a ballot paper as well as beer.

Added: Sunday, May 15th 2016

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IPAs dominate World Beer Cup

IPAs dominate World Beer Cup

India Pale Ale stole the show at the World Beer Cup in Philadelphia, with 275 entries for American-style IPAs and 181 for Imperial IPAs. In awards to breweries, the mid-size category was won by Brewery Ommegang in Coopers Town, New York State (pictured), which specialises in Belgian-style beers. There were more than 6,600 beers entered from 1,907 breweries in 55 countries

Added: Saturday, May 7th 2016

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Festival brings back lost Manchester beers

Festival brings back lost Manchester beers

Beers that disappeared as long as a century ago in Manchester will be revived by micro-breweries using old recipes from JW Lees and Heginbotham's breweries. The beers will be available during Manchester Beer Week, 10-19 June, and they have been restored with the help of historian Ron Pattinson. The beer week coincides with the charity event Forever Manchester that will have a special pale ale, Ten Boroughs, brewed to help the cause

Added: Friday, May 6th 2016

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Restaurants need more bottle on the table

Restaurants need more bottle on the table

Restaurants will attract more customers if they serve beer with food, according to the Society of Independent Brewers that speaks for Britain's independent producers. SIBA says one in three people would visit restaurants more often if they served good beer. The organisation is seeking meetings with top restaurateurs to discuss the vast range of beer styles now available in Britain.

Added: Wednesday, April 20th 2016

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Twickers strips off to win big beer award

Twickers strips off to win big beer award

Naked Ladies, a golden ale brewed by Twickenham Brewery in London, has seen off stiff competition to win a listing in all Majestic Wine stores for its Naked Ladies. The beer was inspired by statues of water nymphs in a local park. The brewery, founded in 2004, was the first new brewery in the area since the 1920s

Added: Wednesday, April 13th 2016

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CAMRA embarks on overhaul for future

CAMRA embarks on overhaul for future

Michael Hardman, one of the founders of the Campaign for Real Ale in the 1970s, has returned to the fray to chair CAMRA's Revitalisation Project that will ask its 180,000 members whether it should remain focused on cask beer or become more inclusive by becoming a consumer movement that represent all beer drinkers.

Added: Thursday, March 31st 2016

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Scots and Welsh triumph in SIBA awards

Scots and Welsh triumph in SIBA awards

Loch Lomond Brewery in Scotland and Waen in Wales have walked away with the top gold and silver awards at the 2016 competition held at the SIBA Beer X in Sheffield

Added: Thursday, March 17th 2016

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Duvel's new Tripel has mystery hop

Duvel's new Tripel has mystery hop

Belgian brewer Duvel Moortgat has unveiled its latest Duvel Tripel Hop with Czech Saaz and Styrian Goldings blended with a new hop from the Yakima Valley in Washington State in the U.S. that doesn't yet have a name and is labelled Experimental Hop 291

Added: Thursday, March 17th 2016

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