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Brewers unite to remember MP Jo Cox

Brewers unite to remember MP Jo Cox

A unique collaboration between brewers throughout Britain have joined forces to brew The Great Together Pale Ale that will be on sale over the weekend of 16-18 June to mark The Great Together that will celebrate the life of Jo Cox, who was murdered a year ago. 15 brewers have joined forces under the direction of Adnams' head brewer Fergus Fitzgerald, using English malt and hops. Profits from the sale of the beer will go to the Jo Cox Foundation.

Added: Tuesday, June 6th 2017

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Brewer goes barmy over cricket

Brewer goes barmy over cricket

Greene King, who are the official suppliers of beer to England Cricket, have teamed up with the Barmy Army, the globe-trotting supporters of the England team, to launch a special beer for the season that includes Test matches against the West Indies and South Africa. The 3.7% Barmy Army IPA will be available in cask and bottle until September.

Added: Sunday, June 4th 2017

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15 June: raise a glass to UK's great beer

15 June: raise a glass to UK's great beer

Beer sommelier Jane Peyton is leading the crusade to celebrate our national drink with the 2017 version of Beer Day Britain on 15 June. This year the event will extend over the weekend with breweries and pubs taking part. Sambrook's in Battersea will stage a beer party while special brews will be launched by Brewster's and Thornbridge

Added: Thursday, June 1st 2017

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Moor Beer pale ale aids battle with cancer

Moor Beer pale ale aids battle with cancer

Moor Beer in Bristol is celebrating the first anniversary of its PMA -- Pale Modern Ale -- that supports the battle against cancer. Head brewer and founder Justin Hawke (pictured) designed the beer following a meeting with Hard Core Hits Cancer and now donations from sales of the beer -- totaling more than £4,000 -- have been made to Penny Brohn, Macmillan and Cancer Research UK.

Added: Tuesday, May 30th 2017

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Special beer is a rave from the grave

Special beer is a rave from the grave

A special beer using a malting variety and hops both consigned to the grave many years ago have been resurrected by Norfolk brewers Martin Warren (left) from Poppyland Brewery and David Holliday of Norfolk Brewhouse. Working with Crisp Malt and Charles Faram, the major hop merchant, the brewers have made two versions of a beer using Chevallier malt and Ernest hops. The beers will be showcased at Norwich City of Ale from 25 May

Added: Saturday, May 20th 2017

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Hail to the ale in major Norwich fest

Hail to the ale in major Norwich fest

Norwich's great beer bonanza, City of Ale, returns at the end of May for another great celebration of beer and brewing in Norfolk and its capital city. The brainchild of Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter, City of Ale is more than a beer festival but is a rolling programme of events in pubs and breweries, with talks and tastings by local brewers and beer writers, including Adrian Tierney-Jones and Roger Protz

Added: Wednesday, May 17th 2017

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Special beer celebrates charity hero

Special beer celebrates charity hero

Farr Brew in Hertfordshire has launched a special beer to celebrate the life of Joe "Chief" Paul, a great supporter of charities and community groups, who died tragically young. 10% of the price of a pint of Chief Jester will go to the Rennie Hospice. The beer was launched at the Olde Fighting Cocks in St Albans, Britain's oldest pub, and is available at other pubs in the county. Pictured at Matt Elvidge (left) and Nick Farr from the brewery with Ros Lee of the Rennie Hospice

Added: Friday, May 12th 2017

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Brewers win Gold in world awards

Brewers win Gold in world awards

Brewers celebrated at London's Guildhall as they picked up Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in the International Beer & Cider championship. Pictured are some of the brewers with their trophies. 125 breweries from 21 countries entered the competition, held in Burton-on-Trent, and judges tasted more than 1,000 beers and ciders.

Added: Thursday, April 27th 2017

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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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