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Britain's hops are bouncing back

Britain's hops are bouncing back

British hops, faced by the threat of extinction, are making a sturdy come back, thanks to the work of Ali Capper (pictured), who farms with her husband Richard in Worcestershire. She has rejuvenated the British Hop Association and working with hop expert Dr Peter Darby has introduced a new variety, Endeavour, which has the citrus notes demanded by many craft brewers

Added: Saturday, August 30th 2014

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Batemans and Thwaites win top awards as Hawkshead sends Kiwi beer Down Under

Batemans and Thwaites win top awards as Hawkshead sends Kiwi beer Down Under

Batemans of Wainfleet and Thwaites of Blackburn, two leading family brewers, have walked away with a host of top awards in international beer competitions, proving that innovation can reap a rich reward. Pictured: Jaclyn and Stuart Bateman, the fourth generation to run the Lincolnshire brewery. Hawkshead in Cumbria is sending a pale ale made with New Zealand hops by its Kiwi head brewer to a beer festival Down Under

Added: Friday, August 22nd 2014

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Top Aussie beer host set for London event

Top Aussie beer host set for London event

Kirrily Waldhorn, Australia's Beer Diva, will host a beer event with Roger Protz on 22 September at the Token House pub in London's Moorgate. Down Under, Kirrily holds beer events in such celebrated venues as Sydney Opera House and appears regularly on radio and TV

Added: Wednesday, August 20th 2014

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Pumping up interest for cask beer drinkers

Pumping up interest for cask beer drinkers

Research shows that more people will switch to cask beer if they''re given information about the beers. CAMRA is urging brewers to use pump clips attached to handpumps on bars to give short tasting notes about their beers

Added: Friday, August 15th 2014

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All lagers the same? Adjust your tastebuds

All lagers the same? Adjust your tastebuds

A tasting of three lager beers in Stockholm has come up with the conclusion that all lagers taste the same -- and this is good news, the organisers claim, as drinkers are not looking for wide variations in taste. But why choose just three beers and leave out some of the great Czech and German beers that do offer a wide variety of character. As Budweiser Budvar (brewhouse pictured left) proves, long ageing of beer leads to rich taste

Added: Thursday, August 14th 2014

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All steamed up for new oyster stout

All steamed up for new oyster stout

Shepherd Neame, England's oldest brewery, based in the heart of the Kent hop fields in Faversham, has added a keg stout to its range of specialist "Steam Brewery" range. The beer reflects the history of the area, when the coastal town of Whitstable was famous for its oysters in the 19th century

Added: Wednesday, August 13th 2014

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Bolt from the blue: Tim Taylor wins gold

Bolt from the blue: Tim Taylor wins gold

Yorkshire brewer Timothy Taylor, which has won the Champion Beer of Britain award four times with Landlord Best Bitter, scored a stunning victory at the Great British Beer Festival with its Best Bitter, renamed Boltmaker to celebrate a traditional trade in Keighley. Pictured (left to right) marketing director Grant Simpson, managing director Charles Dent and head brewer Peter Eels

Added: Tuesday, August 12th 2014

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Beer and the secrets in the cellar

Beer and the secrets in the cellar

Centuries ago British brewers guarded their recipes like state secrets. Now work at Shepherd Neame in Kent has broken beer codes to reveal the pale, IPA and stout brewed in the 19th century while at Brakspear in Henley the brewer used a form of shorthand to stop rivals stealing his recipes. Left, three of the old beers recreated by Shepherd Neame

Added: Saturday, August 9th 2014

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Wine guru says beer can be best with food

Wine guru says beer can be best with food

Wine expert and Champagne guru Christian Holthausen says beer is more complex than wine due to the use of a wide range of ingredients and can be a better companion at the dining table

Added: Friday, July 25th 2014

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Students brew classic IPA with UK hops

Students brew classic IPA with UK hops

Stuidents at Heriot-Watt University's School of Brewing have devised a classic India Pale Ale using all English hops. The beer has been brewed at Stewart's Brewing at Loanhead, which specialises in classic traditional beers. Pictured are students (left to right) Amaey Mundkur, Doug Rowe, Jonathan Hammond, Ben Thompson and Craig Thomas

Added: Monday, July 7th 2014

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