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New BrewDog IPA is 'on doctor's orders'

New BrewDog IPA is 'on doctor's orders'

"A Restorative Beverage for Invalids and Convalescents", based on 19th-century IPAs, has been launched by Scottish independent BrewDog to replicate the strong and powerfully hopped beers of that time. The inspiration has been the 19th-century pharmacologist Dr Jonathan Pereira who praised the medicinal qualities of the pale ales of his day

Added: Wednesday, March 4th 2015

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Osborne urged to go for duty hat trick

Osborne urged to go for duty hat trick

As a new report shows that an additional 1,000 pubs would have closed and the price of a pint would be 16p more if the government hadn't scrapped the Beer Duty Escalator and cut duty in the past two Budgets, the Campaign for Real Ale is urging Chancellor George Osborne to go for a hat trick of duty cuts in the March Budget.. CAMRA Chief Executive Tim Page (pictured) says pubs need support as they encourage responsible drinking

Added: Monday, February 23rd 2015

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'Woodies' take centre stage in Leeds

'Woodies' take centre stage in Leeds

The Duck and Drake pub in Leeds offers a range of beers from local breweries served from wooden casks or "woodies". One event was held in association with the Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood. In nearby Castleford, the Junction pub is the pacesetter, offering a rolling range of beers served from oak casks.

Added: Friday, February 20th 2015

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Say 'Happy Birthday' to a great barley

Say 'Happy Birthday' to a great barley

Maris Otter, the barley variety favoured by craft brewers, celebrates 50 years in 2015 since it was first grown in Norfolk. It's in great demand even though big farmers and maltsters attempted to phase it out in order to grow more profitable "high yielding" barley. At Crisp's in Norfolk the malt is still produced by the time-honoured "floor malting" method

Added: Thursday, February 12th 2015

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Yorkshire Porter triumphs again

Yorkshire Porter triumphs again

It's a hat trick of victories for Elland 1872 Porter, which has triumphed at the CAMRA National Winter Ales Festival in Derby. Judged against a range of old ales, stouts, strong mild and barley wines, the porter -- based on an authentic Victorian recipe -- was judged Champion Winter Beer of Britain by a panel of expert judges. Dickie Bird of Elland Brewery is seen accepting the award from festival organiser Gillian Hough

Added: Wednesday, February 11th 2015

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Brewers' price hike will kill more pubs

Brewers' price hike will kill more pubs

Beer price increases could put as much as 12p on the price of a pint as Carlsberg. Heineken and Molson Coors jack up their wholesale prices. Their justification -- that "manufacturing costs" force them to raise prices -- doesn't hold water as the price of both malt and fuel are in free-fall.

Added: Tuesday, February 10th 2015

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Burton Ale hits the comeback trail

Burton Ale hits the comeback trail

Burton Bridge Brewery is bringing Draught Burton Ale back to its home town when a batch is brewed on 4 March. The beer was axed by Carlsberg in January but now Bruce Wilkinson and Geoff Mumford -- who first brewed DBA at Ind Coope in the 1970s -- will launch the beer at the Burton beer festival on 26 March

Added: Friday, February 6th 2015

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Bruges: paradise just got better

Bruges: paradise just got better

Bruges -- Brugge in Flemish -- has long been a beer lovers' treat. But now it has a new Beer Musuem while the main museum, the Historium, has an elegant beer cafe sponsored by Duvel Moortgat (pictured). Brugs Beertje remains one of the world's great beer bars but now there's added delight from Rose Red while Timmermans has opened a beer shop in the city and plans a new brewery to produce the renowned Bourgogne des Flandres ale

Added: Monday, January 19th 2015

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DBA: gone for a Burton

DBA: gone for a Burton

Unloved and unwanted by Carlsberg, the British subsidiary of the Danish brewer has killed Draught Burton Ale. It was a beer that played a pivotal role in the "real ale revolution" in the 1970s and 80s but lost its way in the game of musical chairs played by giant brewers

Added: Tuesday, January 6th 2015

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Beer Lovers bring back famous Bass stout

Beer Lovers bring back famous Bass stout

Three drinkers in Derby -- John Arguile, Dave Evans and Les Baynton -- have pooled their resources to launch Beer Lovers and plan to recreate old beer styles. They have got off to a flying start with Bass P2 Imperial Stout, produced by former Bass brewer Steve Wellington. Two casks of the beer were drained dry in Derby pubs and now the Beer Lovers are planning their next revival. Derby Telegraph photo shows John Arguile (left) with Steve Wellington and (centre) Ralf Edge, publican at the Alexandra, Derby

Added: Saturday, January 3rd 2015

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