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Craft beer is booming in Budapest

Craft beer is booming in Budapest

There's a quiet beer revolution underway in Hungary with some 70 craft breweries bringing choice to a country dominated by global brewers. The driving force is Eleszto -- yeast -- a complex of bars and restaurants that features many craft beers and organises tours of the best bars in the city. There's even cask beer available, the results of a collaboration between the small Hubris brewery in Budapest and Signature Brew in London

Added: Tuesday, April 18th 2017

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Now you can get canned with Meantime

Now you can get canned with Meantime

Meantime Brewery in south London has responded to demand from drinkers and retailers and has launched three of its key beers -- London Pale Ale, London Lager and Yakima Red -- in cans. The brewery feels that canning technology has improved to such an extent that canned beers now taste as fresh as draught. The beers will be available in Co-op stores and other retailers are being lined up

Added: Thursday, April 6th 2017

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Chiltern brings relief for gluten sufferers

Chiltern brings relief for gluten sufferers

Four regular beers from the Chiltern Brewery have been officially designated "gluten free" -- good news for beer lovers who have an intolerance to gluten, which mainly comes from wheat. Chiltern near Wendover is the oldest independent brewery in Buckinghamshire and is run by the Jenkinson family, who also manage the historic King's Head pub in Aylesbury

Added: Thursday, March 23rd 2017

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Fourpure goes for gold at SIBA awards

Fourpure goes for gold at SIBA awards

London brewery Fourpure stormed to victory in the brewery awards competition staged by SIBA at its annual BeerX in Sheffield. Fourpure was named Brewery of the Year and also won the prestigious Business Innovation Award for its sensory staff training scheme. Members of the Fourpure team are seen receiving their awards from SIBA chairman Buster Grant (second left)

Added: Monday, March 20th 2017

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New Tim Taylor beer has spring in its step

New Tim Taylor beer has spring in its step

Renowned Yorkshire family brewer Timothy Taylor has added a blond beer, Knowle Spring, to its range of cask beers. The brewery has won an array of awards for its Landlord and Boltmaker bitters and has been encouraged by drinkers to add a lighter beer. Knowle Spring was launched at the Bradford Beer Festival with head brewer Andy Leman (left) and senior brewer Tom Slack in attendance.

Added: Thursday, March 2nd 2017

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Old Freddy walks to festival glory

Old Freddy walks to festival glory

Moor Beer's legendary strong ale Old Freddy Walker has won the prestigious Champion Winter Alof Britain title at CAMRA's National Winter Ales festival in Norwich. The silver award went to Sulwath Brewery in Scotland for Black Galloway and the bronze was awarded to Magic Rock for Dark Arts

Added: Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

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Craft beer bonanza back in London

Craft beer bonanza back in London

Craft Beer Rising returns to London for the fifth year running with 170 breweries lining up to present their brews to the crowds. Goose Island will feature a virtual reality tour of its hop farm and brewery in the U.S. while Fuller's will unveil a Black IPA and Sierra Nevada from California will have a bar dedicated to its beers.

Added: Friday, February 17th 2017

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Hops to get boost at major beer fest

Hops to get boost at major beer fest

Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest brewer, based in the heart of the Kent hop fields, will unveil a special video dedicated to hops during Craft Beer Rising in London on 23-26 February. The video will feature Tony Redsell, the famous Kent hop farmer, and is shot at Parsonage Farm near Faversham

Added: Thursday, February 16th 2017

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British beer writers honour Daisy Claeys

British beer writers honour Daisy Claeys

Daisy Claeys, who ran the legendary Brugs Beertje bar in Bruges for more than 30 years, was honoured on 3 February by members of the British Guild of Beer Writers who presented her with an engaved tankard that thanked her for inspiring "a generation of British beer writers". Roger Protz handed the tankard to Daisy at the Siphon in Damme at the Smaak Down beer tasting organised by Breandan Kearney, seen in Matthew Curtis's photo

Added: Monday, February 6th 2017

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Unesco: take a look at Britain's heritage

Unesco: take a look at Britain's heritage

Unesco has declared that Belgian beer is a 'treasure of humanity'. Quite right -- but perhaps the organisation would care to take a look at the history and traditions of British beer. Porter and stout in the 18th century and IPA a century later transformed brewing on a world scale. Pictured: a White Shield delivery van at the National Brewery Centre in Burton, a powerful link to Victorian brewing

Added: Wednesday, January 25th 2017

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