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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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Cask beer: it's the talk of the town

Cask beer: it's the talk of the town

The 2017 Cask Report, edited by Sophie Atherton, says more and more consumers are switching to real ale and are demanding greater information about how beer is brewed and the ingredients used. They also want tasting notes displayed in pubs so they can help choose the beers they prefer. To help consumers, Cask Marque, publisher of the Cask Report, is launching the Cask Finder app to give more information to drinkers

Added: Wednesday, September 21st 2016

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Thomas Hardy's Ale: Return of the Native

Thomas Hardy's Ale: Return of the Native

The legendary barley wine Thomas Hardy's Ale, which disappeared when first Eldridge Pope's brewery closed and then O'Hanlon's brewery dropped the beer, has been restored...in Italy. Sandro and Michele Vecchiato of Interbrau bought the brand and it's now brewed for them by Meantime in London. It was launched in Milan but Interbrau plan to make it available in both the UK and the U.S.

Added: Sunday, September 18th 2016

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Bankers cash in on megabrew merger

Bankers cash in on megabrew merger

Bankers and lawyers will pocket $1.94 billion in fees and taxes from the merger between the world's top two brewers, AB InBev and SABMiller. But some 5,500 jobs will be axed as AB sets out to recoup the £79 billion it has cost to buy out its rival. It will also have to divest of such brands as Grolsch, Peroni and Pilsner Urquell and has sold Meantime of London to Japanese brewer Asahi.

Added: Sunday, August 28th 2016

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US beer brightens Brixton food scene

US beer brightens Brixton food scene

An evening of fine vegetarian food at Salon in Brixton was highlighted by beers supplied by the Brewers Association from the United States. The organisation takes beer-and-food matching sufficiently seriously to employ a resident chef, Adam Dulye. Five courses were matched with beers ranging from saison to gose, IPA, Alt and Old Ale

Added: Saturday, August 13th 2016

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Vanilla Stout scoops champion beer award

Vanilla Stout scoops champion beer award

Vanilla Stout brewed by Bingham's Brewery in Berkshire won the prestigious Champion Beer of Britain award at the Great British Beer Festival on 9 August. It's the first time in the history of the competition that a "Speciality Beer" -- using additions to malt and hops -- has won the top award. Runner up was Old Dairy for its Snow Top, with bronze going to Tring Brewery for Death and Glory. Pictured: Chris Bingham (right) accepting his trophy from CAMRA chairman Colin Valentine.

Added: Wednesday, August 10th 2016

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Artist depicts London pubs and brewing

Artist depicts London pubs and brewing

Lewis Hazelwood-Horner will have an exhibition depicting working breweries and London pubs at Mall Galleries in central London on 19 and 24 September. His work is the result of residencies in a number of breweries and the paintings will show all stages of the brewing practice. The paintings also show hop farms in Kent and the breweries involved include Harvey's, Howling Hops, Redemption, Truman and Kernel.

Added: Thursday, August 4th 2016

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Sharpen your tastebuds for GBBF delights

Sharpen your tastebuds for GBBF delights

The Great British Beer Festival, staged by CAMRA, is one of the world's top festivals and offers some of the best choice. 900 beers will include British cask ales plus brews from the United States and mainland Europe. The festival at London Olympia from 9-13 August will also include the Champion Beer of Britain competition while top experts will present tutored talks every day.

Added: Sunday, July 31st 2016

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Beer salutes legend of 1966

Beer salutes legend of 1966

Greene King has launched a special beer to commemorate football legend Bobby Moore, who captained the England team in 1966 that won the World Cup. The beer is 4.2% to mark the score in the final match against West Germany -- and the ball did cross the line!

Added: Thursday, July 28th 2016

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I&G lays down an ale for posterity

I&G lays down an ale for posterity

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn, famous for its oak-aged beers, has placed a bottle of its strong, bottle-conditioned Vintage Ale in a time capsule for drinking in 100 years times. I&G founder Dougal Sharp says the beer will continue to age in bottle and is likely to taste very different when opened -- though he admits he is unlikely to be around for the tasting. Earlier this year, I&G bought the Inveralmond Brewery in Perth to increase production of its beer range

Added: Tuesday, July 26th 2016

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